Mint is open to all talented young artists who already have a portfolio of creative work. For our ‘learn and earn’ programs which take teens to the Palmer Park Art Fair, youth who are selected donate one (or more) original pieces of work, valued at at least $50.
Then those invited to participate in pop ups and other art fairs including the Belle Isle Art Fair must reserve their space and pay 20 percent of their total sales that weekend to Mint. (This is below other nonprofit arts organizations in the area. Funds are used for supplies, promotion and to develop new workshops and support for the teens)
Mint’s summer creative jobs program pays participants $8.25 to $9.50 an hour – and a few youth may earn extra money by working extra projects outside assigned hours.