Showcasing Mint Artists Guild’s Summer Job Minterns

Mint Artists Guild’s Summer Jobs brought in five Mint interns – who are known as Minterns – from the Wolverine Pathways program at the University of Michigan and the Urban Alliance. Us Minterns have dug into an array of creative work developing social media campaigns, writing blog posts, organizing art supplies, planning for the Concert of Colors Youth Art Fair, …

Meet Oluwaseyi Akintoroye, a Mint creative leader, artist, and mentor

Meet Oluwaseyi Akintoroye: A Mint team leader, artist, photographer, student at Wayne State University and so much more. Calm, creative, and caring, Oluwaseyi Akintoroye has been a member of Mint Artists Guild for about four years. She has worked with Mint Artists Guild as a summer mentor/team leader for more than two years. During that time, she’s helped Mint grow …

Six smart, strong tips for completing your internship with professionalism.

With your internship about to end, you must work harder than ever – and build your portfolio and connections.

Why and where children need to get creative this summer

Summer brings long lazy days without school and with fewer responsibilities. And that opens up more time for children and families to explore their creativity.  We want to share why that is important and where families with children may find creative activities in metro Detroit. First the why it matters.   Creating art in school may increase learning, and improve …

Mint’s wish list for 2022

As we continue to grow and bring on more youth artists in the Mint Creative Summer Jobs program, we continue to need more art supplies. This year, we expect to hire up to 20 youth artists, plus we will work with five interns from Wolverine Pathways and The Urban Alliance. This translates to a lot of granola bars, snacks and …

Model, photographer and business woman, meet Mint’s new intern Tyesha McLean

Mint intern Tyesha McLean is on a journey of self love and growth.

7 tips for job interview success

Mint Artists Guild interviews dozens of youth every year for internships and summer jobs. We almost always can tell which candidates have prepared for the job interview – and who has not. Job interviews can be stressful, especially for a job you really want. So it pays to prepare. With summer jobs open and graduation coming, it’s time to dig …

Color your way to wellness and focus

Coloring can be great fun and researchers say it may increase your mindfulness and creativity.

Creative sites to help land your next creative job

Want to land a wonderful, creative job or freelance gig this year? Check out these sites that focus on creative work.

Mint measures up: Success by the numbers in 2021

Learn about Mint’s growth and success in 2021 in this success by the numbers report.