The mission of the Fuego Apprenticeship Program is to advance the character of individuals and connect them to their potential through vocational training, mentorship and art practice.
Karim came to Fuego through a partnership with Artful Life. As a refugee from Afghanistan, Karim is eager to learn new skills and participate in Albuquerque's creative economy.
He is learning various industrial art skills, helping with electrical needs at Fuego and even built some cool security window screens for his home.
Welcome to Fuego, Karim!
In 2019/2020 Fuego's Apprenticeship program was awarded funding from:
NEW MEXICO ARTS
MEOW WOLF DIY FUND
Artful Life transforms communities through creative collaboration --professional artists work closely with community members over months and years to envision and co-create works of art.
2019 work project:
Providing electricity to Fuego's third and final studio container requires digging, wiring, and safe electrical work.
bring the light!
Over the course of several months, Bill learned welding, woodworking, glass, and multi-media construction.
His work was featured during the South Valley Studio Tour and at the Santa Fe Recycled Art Show.
Bill continues to work at Fuego as a studio artist.
Mccune charitable foundation
Thank you to McCune for funding the pilot of Fuego's Apprenticeship Program. We couldn't do this without you!
Best Chance helps formerly incarcerated men lead productive and rewarding lives while significantly reducing recidivism. They provide vital services, material support, referrals, information and training proven to reduce the stress of transitioning to “life on the outside.”
2018 work project:
Building a ramp and parking space was a permitting requirement. We love how it changes the studio space and resonates with Fuego's goal to:
make art accessible to EVERYONE!