The Peace Prodigiesleadership cohort empowers the next generation of “artivists” (artists + activists). Peace Prodigies is an experiential learning program that provides hands-on training for a cohort of interns (ages 14-21) and fellows (ages 21-25) from around the country. This eight month program runs each year from late October 1 through late May 31 and takes place online (and in-person for Atlanta area members) with workshops covering an array of topics including songwriting, peacebuilding, audio production, conflict transformation and more as well as collaborative musical experiences. Cohort members have the opportunity to organize in-person events and programs in their communities, to be trained in MIC's unique pedagogy to lead MIC programs, and to earn project-based stipends. We are committed to providing a unique, deeply immersive, and rewarding experience for all cohort members.
The Cohort was created in 2020 in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic to help Music in Common transition from a youth-serving to a youth-powered organization, ensuring a more authentically served mission and long-term sustainability for the organization by leveraging the program’s leadership training to develop future MIC staff members. Peace Prodigies is led by a Senior Fellow and Senior Intern. The Senior Fellow and Senior Intern serve as team leaders of the Cohort and as the primary liaisons between the Cohort and Music In Common staff and Board of Directors.
Cohort members may have previously participated in Music in Common programs and events, but no prior MIC experience is required.
Prospective interns and fellows should have a deep interest in music and the arts as agents for social change. No musical experience or artistic skill is required.
The cohort term runs from late September through late May each year.
There is no limit on how many terms an intern or fellow may serve.
Meeting schedules will be set once the term begins.
Cohort members must be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours / month. There is no maximum number of monthly hours. Each cohort member will meet with Senior Fellow, Senior Intern, and MIC staff to determine a number of monthly hours that works best for them.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022-2023 COHORT NOW OPEN. SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF PAGE TO APPLY.
Meet our amazing 2021-2022 Cohort! (click or hover over photo to learn more)