LINK Members (students, volunteers, and artists) have to be logged in to register for a LINK workshop or meeting. You can log in from the navigation or directly on the event detail page. Once you're logged in, you'll see a "register" button for future events.
Semi-public events, like the Gallery Show, will not require user login to RSVP.
Contact the Tech Team if you need a Link Program web site login.
For online workshops, students are emailed a Zoom link 1-2 days before their workshop. Students should follow the link at 9:55am PT. Students will enter a virtual waiting room, and they’ll be admitted into the workshop within a few minutes. LINK workshops begin promptly at 10:00am PT.
Students are expected to attend all workshops in a LINK school year. Please RSVP for each workshop so that we know you’re ready to attend. We often have a waiting list, so if you have two unexcused absences, your spot will be forfeited.
If you can’t attend a workshop, please contact us so that we know you’re okay, and we’ll grant you an excused absence.
We love to see you for the whole workshop! But if you need to leave early, that’s okay – just contact us via Discord or email.
Keep it! And keep it neat. These may be portfolio pieces for you and we'd love to include it in our year-end Gallery Show Exhibition.
Scholarships are available for LINK students nearing their high school graduation. Attend workshops regularly, in particular, the annual Portfolio Workshop if possible. Throughout the year, additional information on applying will be provided to eligible LINK students.
It benefits you to remain engaged for the duration of the workshop. However, we will make exceptions for emergencies or quickly snapping photos of your work to share on social media to promote your talent or LINK — don't get too disengaged.
When posting, remember to mention and tag us @aigalinkprogram #thelinkprogram — there may be a reward in it for you.
9th- through 12th-grade Students in the Seattle metropolitan area with a passion for art.
Not a thing! It's FREE. All you have to do is register and attend.
You’ll need to fill out an application and have a parent/guardian sign it. You can apply via the “Apply Now” link on the top right corner of the LINK website.
Optimally, prior to or right at the start of the school year. But even if it's later, you can register at any time; if we’re full, we can add you to the waiting list. Occasionally a few spots open up mid-all or early in the new year.
Returning students have first priority, then it's first come, first served. We emphasize serving students whose schools have lower arts program funding
We’re so glad you asked! In-workshop mentoring is our most popular volunteer role for new and seasoned volunteers alike. Several volunteers join each workshop to hang out and create along with students, and provide support and encouragement on the way.
Volunteers also stretch their legs and build their skills as workshop leads and co-leads to connect with guest artists and plan workshops.
Behind the scenes, volunteers help keep the program running smoothly, too. These roles include student recruitment, newsletter production, scholarship coordination, website maintenance and more. And all of us celebrate each other and the beauty of teaching and learning about art and design!
To get started, send a quick message to the Program Director, who will connect you with our lead volunteer coordinator and grant you access to our online volunteer hub.
You'll love volunteering with LINK if you have an interest in working with students, developing the next generation of artists and designers, and have an interest in, or practice, art and/or design. To qualify, you must pass a background check and be committed to helping out with at least 3 workshops during the LINK year.
Contact our Program Director who will connect you with our lead volunteer coordinator and grant you access to our online volunteer hub. You’ll fill out a volunteer agreement, complete a background check, tell us about your skills and dreams, and be welcomed by the LINK community!