What inspires your hair style, the way you dress, or other things you wear like jewelry or accessories?  How would you describe your unique style?

Museum of the African Diaspora is seeking high school students to participate in a paid summer project in affiliation with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

The Will to Adorn: African American Dress and the Aesthetics of Identity explores the diversity of African American identities as expressed through arts of the body, dress, and adornment.

In our program, students will learn how to interview individuals, videotape, and present fashion and cultural practices, create blogs, organize photos, edit videos and archive their work. Participants will have the opportunity to meet, interview, and engage with local clothing designers, jewelry makers, and other Bay Area artisans connected to elements of African American fashion and style.

A portion of the cost for public transportation will be provided for students who take BART Muni, or other public transit. Any costs beyond this supplement for public transit are the responsibility of the student and their parent or guardians.

Orientation and training will be held between June 20th and June 22nd. After the initial training participation will be three days a week Tuesday through Thursday 11am-3pm ending July 27. To apply please complete the Downloadable Application and write and submit your own short essay about your personal style. There is an attached guide with questions to reflect on when writing the essay. Applications have closed for this summer please check back on our website for updates on the program.

No phone calls regarding this program please.