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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Kramer

“Covering Arts in a COVID-19 Pandemic”

Open House: Learn about April arts journalism workshop for teens

Apply to work with experienced arts journalists, teen peers to report on the arts in pandemic.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 5, 11:30 p.m. (Apply here.)

OPEN HOUSES: To find out more, sign up for one.

• Wednesday, March 31, 6 p.m.

• Saturday, April 3, noon

This remote workshop presented by Arts Bureau Edge is free. Our organization has fostered arts journalism since 2018 and given young people a voice in covering the arts and issues in their community and the world.

A work by Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts alumnus Angelida Stewart during the 2020 GSA reported on by Arts Bureau Edge.

WHEN/SESSION DATES: 3 Saturdays; 2 Mondays

S: April 10 10-11:30 a.m.

M: April 12 6-7:30 p.m.

S: April 17 10-11:30 a.m.

M: April 19 6-7:30 p.m.

S: April 24 10-11:30 a.m.


• You are 14-19 years old and live in the greater Louisville metropolitan area.

• You're excited to report on the local arts; you're engaged in the arts and the community; and/or you are curious, love writing and telling stories.

• You want to share stories as a journalist — this workshop is not a platform to promote a cause, organization, or point of view.

• You are ready to try new things: No journalism experience required.

WHAT: A free, hands-on workshop to learn and practice arts journalism by reporting on the local arts community and relevant subjects with the guidance of professional arts journalists/educators. Past Arts Bureau Edge workshop participants have covered Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts and productions presented by Actors Theatre of Louisville, Dance Theater of Harlem at Kentucky Center, Pandora Productions, Broadway in Louisville musicals, and Floyd Central High School’s “Newsies.” (See below for coverage.)

WHERE: You will work remotely with mentors to produce your articles, which will be posted on

PROGRAM SPECIFICS: Sessions cover essential elements of arts journalism: making a story pitch; researching and interviewing; and writing. Special guests included. On average, work outside of the sessions averages two to four hours a week and depends on your aspirations. (This is based on interviews with past participants.)


• To participate, applicants must sign an agreement to attend all 5 workshop sessions.

• Applicants will be considered based on their reasons for applying coupled with their writing skills .

• Only 8 spots are available.


• Summer 2020 | Art of Collaboration: Edge works with local media reporting on 2020 Governor's School for the Arts

• January 2020 | Teenage reporters cover the making of ‘The Wolves’ — a critically acclaimed play about teenage athletes — LEO Weekly

• December 2019 | Young writers cover Pandora Productions’ Louisville premiere of ‘Fun Home’ — LEO Weekly

• April 2019 | Younger generation covers Actors Theatre’s Humana Festival - LEO Weekly

• January 2019 | Young writers get a laugh from 'Something Rotten!' - LEO Weekly

• November 2018 | Young journalists document Dance Theatre of Harlem in Louisville - LEO Weekly

• October 2018 | Six high school arts journalists review the musical ‘Aladdin’ - LEO Weekly

• June 2018 | Aspiring journalists review 'Newsies' - LEO Weekly

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