I Am Art. I Am Change. Apprenticeship

Elevated Thought is excited to announce the 2021 I am Art. I am Change. Apprenticeship. This apprenticeship aims to provide artistic and financial opportunities for youth to explore and expand their creative skills. Applications are now open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in Lawrence, MA and will close April 28, 2021. We are looking for dedicated, hardworking artists and thinkers with a passion for social change. Apprentices will gain experience through working closely with our Creative Mentors to build their professional skills and artistic and social entrepreneurship. Apprenticeships will take place Mondays through Thursdays— start and end times will be unique to each student's schedule.

We are offering apprenticeships in the following tracks:
    ● Visual Arts (including painting, illustration, mural production, mixed media...)
    ● Photography + Digital Design (manual, digital, film, video, graphic design...)
    ● Creative Writing (poetry, spoken word performance, freestyle, essay, journalism...)


Apprenticeship Offerings:

  • Apprentices start off at $13/hr for 12 hours per week with opportunities for

       additional commission and project stipends. 

  • Full access to our art supplies, equipment, and workspace.

  • Transportation will be provided (pickup from Lawrence High). 

  • Professional mentorship

  • Lawrence High students will receive 5 credits through the internship program and/or meets the year-long art requirement.


Applicant Criteria:

  • In order to apply for the apprenticeship, the applicant should be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade or a graduating senior.

  • Must live and/or attend a high school in Lawrence, MA.

  • The apprenticeships are a significant time commitment; applicants should be willing to reduce or postpone other extracurricular activities and employment if accepted. 

  • Must be able to attend the week-long onboarding and prep (dates TBA).

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download our application packet here:


click on the date to register

Applicants, parents, and teachers are welcome to join our Info Sessions for questions and answers (5-5:30 pm) or application support (5:30-6 pm).

Application Timeline 

We are following the news and local policies regarding COVID-19 and social distance closely and will be updating the timeline with more detailed dates, times, and locations when the safest options become clearer. For now, we anticipate hosting info sessions virtually.

February 2021 — Apprenticeship applications open


February to April 2021  Virtual Apprenticeship Info Sessions + Application Support; applicants, parents, and teachers are welcomed


April 28, 2021 — Application submissions close

May 7, 2021  Recommendation forms due


April to May 2021 — Interviews & application reviews ​


May 2021 — Apprentices are notified of application status


Early July 2021 —The 2020 Apprenticeship Cohort is publicly announced 


Late August — Week of onboarding and Apprenticeship Prep with Elevated Thought Staff 

Early September 2021 - Apprenticeship start date

download recommendation form here:

For further questions about the apprenticeship please contact amaryllis@elevatedthought.org

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