coLAB Arts Summer Institute 2019


coLAB Arts has developed an annual summer program that provides artistic training and project development for young people. All coLAB Arts programming uses the arts as a process to respond to complex issues. Students are presented with the tools to become creative change makers in their own communities. 

Participants take workshops in movement, voice, performance, design, writing, and production and are encouraged to become generators of their own art.  Additionally, students are provided the opportunity to network with other artists and teens interested in similar work. These programs are built with strong partnerships with other arts and social advocacy organizations. Past program partnerships include Contemporary American Theater Festival, Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership, New Jersey Institute of Social Justice, Rutgers Oral History Archive, Elijah's Promise, New Brunswick Department of Recreation, and many more. 

As with all coLAB Arts programming we work with each individual family to insure participation is not limited because of financial need. Please contact us directly to learn more about scholarship opportunities. 

Institute Location

The coLAB Arts Summer Institute will take place at theLAB in the education building of the First Reformed Church, 9 Bayard Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901.


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coLAB Arts Summer Institute 2019
Ages 12-18
Art, Civics, Science, and Social Justice

coLAB Arts Summer Institute uses the arts as a lens to learn how to fully respond to and influence culture and community. Participants will learn a wide range of skills and techniques to become civic change-makers. Students will work on story-telling, design, performance, website creation, digital media, interview collection, poster creation, and much more. 


Three weeks, Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm. Register for 1, 2, or all 3!
Week #1 (August 5-9)

Week #2 (August 12-16)
Week #3 (August 19-23)

coLAB Arts Instituto de Verano 2019
Edades 12-18
Arte, Educación Cívica, Ciencia y Justicia Social

El coLAB Arts Instituto de Verano utiliza las artes como lente para aprender cómo responder e influenciar a la cultura y a la comunidad. Los participantes aprenderán una amplia serie de habilidades y técnicas para convertirse en creadores de cambio cívico. Los estudiantes trabajarán en la narración de historias, diseño, actuación, creación de sitios de web, medios digitales, colección de entrevistas, creación de carteles y mucho más. 

Tres semanas. Lunes - Viernes, 9am - 3pm. ¡Regístrese para 1, 2 o todas 3!
Semana #1 (del 5 al 9 de Agosto)

Semana #2 (del 12 al 16 de Agosto)
Semana #3 (del 19 al 23 de Agosto)

2019 Cost:

$260, Per Participant, Per Week

$700 for all three weeks!

$50 registration deposit, included in total cost

Price Includes:

Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm

All program materials

Daily lunch and snack

Multiple off-site field trips

Full and Partial Scholarships Available

Register Here