This college and career readiness program promotes strong leadership and job skills for youth and young adults ages 14-25. Arts Aspire activities enable participants to use what they know, expand their knowledge, and benefit from invaluable on-the-job leadership experiences. Students will learn directly from working professionals with opportunities to pursue internships or to receive mentoring. Community service hours and stipends are available.


Participants can gain unique experiences by participating in the School-Year Session and/or the Summer Session of Arts Aspire program.

September - May

The Arts Aspire School-Year Session includes weekly or biweekly meetings with an art instructor where students expand their skills in drawing, color theory, sketching, and painting through workshops and larger projects. Monthly, students will gain leadership and professional experience as volunteers during Art and Culture Center/Hollywood events and programs. The group will also have the opportunity to collaborate on a self-directed community-based service project with the guidance of our staff and instructors. The School-Year Session also may include group visits to local artist studios and other cultural entities.


Teen Arts Ambassadors for ages 14-18

Designed for students who are looking to gain first-time workplace experience in the arts. Community service hours are available. Participants will have the opportunity to support our education programs and special events.

School-Year Session Includes:

  • General training in leadership and professional skills by working professionals and skilled artists

  • Monthly group meetings, with option for weekly after-school sessions with a visual arts focus

  • Community-based outreach project 

  • Work-place experiences and community service hours in Center programs and events 


Arts Associates for ages 17-18

Designed for students seeking hands-on experiences in the arts with the opportunity to lead on specific projects. Community service hours and stipend pay available.

School-Year Session Includes:

  • Project-based training in leadership and professional skills

  • Shadowing, observing, and direct hands-on experiences with staff and visitors

  • Developing leadership skills through direct contact with education programs

  • Specialized training in multiple focus areas

Please contact us at for any questions.

Applications are currently open for the 2020 Summer Session.
Space is limited.

Apply Now!


Arts Apprentice for ages 18-25

Designed for young adults who are looking to work in a focused area of interest

under the guidance of an established arts professional. Community service hours,

stipends pay, and hourly pay available.

School-Year Session Includes:

  • Internship-based advanced training program in a focused area of interest

  • Hands-on, workplace experience in Center programs

  • Increased responsibility in setting and meeting goals


Each tier of the program builds essential 21st-century workplace skills through hands-on experiences in a fast-paced environment with kids, families, and arts-minded people. Through Arts Aspire, participants apply what they learn, expand their knowledge of working in the arts, and benefit from invaluable on-the-job experiences that develop their leadership skills. They also have fun along the way!


Applications will reopen in July for the 2020-2021 School-Year Session.

Arts Aspire is funded in part by an arts education grant from The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation.

Get Involved

Sign-Up Today For Our Email List!

Follow Us:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

Art and Culture Center / Hollywood

1650 Harrison St.
Hollywood, FL 33020

954. 921. 3274
954. 921. 3273 fax

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood; the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation; and the Josephine S. Leiser Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.