Become a mentor


The role of the mentors


The Smart Project is a great opportunity for artists and educators to work with high school students which focuses on participatory learning in a college setting.  Mentors are selected from a variety of  artistic and cultural backgrounds. The program aims to use college students, graduate students, and/or artists from the local community. Members can choose to volunteer during an after school session once a week or work with students during the afternoon Saturday class. All participants must be able to work and connect with teenagers on a creative level. Artist Mentors can be college students, graduate students, and/or artists from the community. Emerging artists are preferred.



Online portfolio or evidence of creative work

Valid driver's license

Creative statement

Complete online application




The role of a student



Participate in TSP after school workshops or Saturday classes free of charge! Learn innovative ways to create things that will stay with you forever! If you are a North Texas high school student, you are eligible to participate in The Smart Project after-school arts program. Registration will open July 15, 2017 for Spring 2018. We hope to hear from you soon!



Complete application

GPA of 2.3 or above

Parent approval (PDF application)




With a strong team of committed mentors The Smart Project will be able to help local students prepare for a career in the creative field. We will always need a variety of skill-sets to help all students' interested.  Please contact us for more information and if you would like get involved please fill out the application linked below.


 In the meantime, if you have not done so already, please subscribe to our e-mail newsletter. This way, you will hear about events, new programs, and any calls for short-term volunteer projects.




The Smart Project  is an after-school visual and media arts program dedicated to work with college and high school students across Dallas Fort-Worth.

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Where you can find us

550 N Central, McKinney, Tx 75070

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