The 2018 MAKE Youth Arts Festival is on Saturday, March 24, 10 am- 4 pm.

MAKE is a free arts festival for young people aged 3 - 18 to experience, explore and enjoy creating art. Children can take what they’ve made home with them. The activity tables are open all day until 3 pm. We seek activities that do not require a start and end time. However, special activities can be considered for a workshop with start and end time. Although the age range of children at the event is 3 to 18, not all activities have to appeal to all ages. We are interested in proposals of all art forms, e.g., poetry, crafts, drawing projects, sculpture, music making. Supplies are provided and artists  can opt to receive a stipend for their participation.  Artists are welcome to set up their activity the day before on Friday, March 23rd.


This year’s MAKE t-shirt theme is “Dream Big!” Although not required, if you are inspired by the theme and incorporate it into your activity, GREAT!

Please return proposals to bisbeecsp@gmail.com by February 27th. Artists will be notified if their proposal has been accepted by March 4th at the latest. We will call and discuss the proposal with you!


MAKE Youth Arts Festival Artist Proposal TIPS:


The age range and the free flow of children rather than a start and end time plays a big part in the success of your art making project.

1. Keep the project simple.

2. Have components/parts pre-made in advance when possible


3. Minimal explanation required. The day is about jumping into process, rather than laying out historical or technical knowledge.

4. MAKE & Take -- Avoid projects that need to dry or set for a period of time. Many beautiful projects are left behind because they forgot to come back to collect it.


5. Think: Simple, Bright and Fun!

FILL IT OUT or provide info required in an EMAIL, mail or bring to us by Feb 27-

Proposal Form 2018

Supplies are paid for by Central School Project and a small stipend is available.

QUESTIONS: call Laurie McKenna @ 520-432-4866

or email us :  bisbeecsp@gmail.com


If you just want to be a general helper that is always needed. We assign you to an activity table to help the leaders! 2 hours, half a day or a full day.

Make is an annual all-day festival that provides immersive arts experiences to local children and their families, all free of charge. A wide range of activities are taught by locally-based creative professionals. These include workshops in various visual arts media, writing, theater, dance, film, etc., as well as performance opportunities.


MAKE provides interactive, multicultural, and multidisciplinary arts experiences. It celebrates art created by young people, and exposes youth to the diversity of the arts through quality performances, exhibitions, and hands-on arts activities.  At MAKE, kids learn new skills at fantastic free activities such as monotype and block printing, figure drawing, t-shirt screen printing, making matchbox retablo shrines and clay finger puppets.


Each year, our gallery features a youth art exhibition. As the only comprehensive arts center in Southeastern Arizona, CSP is uniquely positioned to offer extensive youth art programming to area children. Since its inception, CSP has consistently partnered with community youth and arts organizations including the Bisbee Unified School District, the Bisbee Arts Commission, and the Bisbee Boys and Girls Club, among others, to offer Youth Arts Programs.

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