Arts Workforce Initiative (Paid Internship for CT College Students, Emerging Creatives and Military Veterans) Now Accepting Applications!

CT Office of the Arts - Arts Workforce Initiative (Now Accepting Applications!)

The Arts Workforce Initiative (AWI) is a paid apprenticeship program that gives Connecticut college students, emerging creatives and military veterans an opportunity to gain high-level professional work experience with not-for-profit arts and cultural organizations throughout the state.

This program is specifically designed for applicants from diverse and traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

A host organization must provide a hands-on and engaging learning opportunity that allows an individual to gain relevant skills and work experience in the arts.

Selected host organizations will be granted $3,750 per apprentice to be used to pay an hourly rate of $15.  Selected participants work 25 hours a week for 10 weeks for the selected host organization.  Participants receive payment from the host organization where their apprenticeship will take place.

Individuals must submit an application online. Deadline to submit: March 30

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