Arts Ambassadors

About

The Arts Ambassador Program is designed to increase student awareness of the arts on campus and connect students who share an interest in the arts.

We’re looking for enthusiastic and friendly students who have an interest in the arts that they want to share! Arts Ambassadors are unpaid volunteers who serve as the bridge between the arts and the U-M student body. As an Arts Ambassador you'll learn about the arts both on campus and in the community, meet local artists, and help promote arts events and activities.

Being a part of the Arts Ambassadors program is an extremely rewarding and fun experience! As an Arts Ambassador, you will be responsible for attending weekly (virtual) meetings, taking leadership roles in organizing arts events, collaborating with other Arts Ambassadors to engage students in the arts, and most importantly, spreading the word about the vast arts community at U-M!


Do you need a break from studying? The pandemic? The Arts Ambassadors are here to give you weekly arts resources perfect for pressing pause and taking a break from it all.

For our final Press Pause the Arts Ambassadors have chosen the theme Process and have included some resources to help you work through all of the events of this year. Put on a song from the playlist curated by the Arts Ambassadors, make your own journal with materials you already have, try out some journaling prompts, write a poem, or a mindfulness video.

Past Press Pause Resources

Storytelling

This week's theme was Storytelling and featured a D&D-focused TV series, a video game created in partnership with Alaska Native storytellers and elders which delves deeply into the traditional lore of the Iñupiat people, The United Asian American Organization's new Zine dedicated to transformative justice and media, and an event on storytelling for social justice!

Sustain

This week's theme was Sustain and featured recipes to soothe and nourish you during finals!


Selection Process

Applicants will be selected based on the information provided on the Arts Ambassador application. All applications must be submitted via the online form. The application is designed to better inform us about your personal background, experience, and interest in the Arts Ambassador program. If you have any questions about the application or selection process, please email Rachel Parke.

Benefits and Experience

Arts Ambassadors will gain great experience and resume building opportunities such as leadership, event planning, marketing, and arts administration experience. You'll also get great perks like attending arts events, meeting local artists, and Ambassador-only arts experiences. Best of all, becoming an Arts Ambassador is a great way to meet new people and get connected to lots of creative resources on campus and in the Ann Arbor community!

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for Fall 2021 is September 20. To apply, please click on the application link below and fill out the web form.

Have questions about Arts Ambassadors? Email Rachel at rparke@umich.edu.