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I Am Art. I Am Change. Apprenticeship

applications for the 2023-24 school year is closed

Elevated Thought is excited to announce the 2023 I am Art. I am Change. Apprenticeship. This apprenticeship aims to provide artistic and financial opportunities for Merrimack Valley youth to explore and expand their creative skills. Apprentices will gain experience through working closely with our Teaching Artists to build their professional skills and artistic and social entrepreneurship. 

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


Apprenticeship Offerings:

  • Apprentices start off at $15/hr for 12 hours per week with opportunities for additional commission and project stipends. 

  • Leadership opportunities through social justice themed public art projects

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

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

  • Professional mentorship


For any questions or concerns, please contact our Program Coordinator,


The deadline to apply is

MAY 7, 2023

Apprenticeship Timeline 

January  2023 — Applications submissions open

March 22nd, 2023 — Open House @ Elevated Thought w/ Apprenticeship Info Session +
App Support Applicants, parents, and teachers are all welcome

May 7th, 2023 — Application submissions close

May to June 2023— Interviews & application reviews 
Michelle will reach out to schedule an interview

June to July 2023 — Apprentices are notified of application status

July 17 to July 28 — Two-week summer intensive. 

Late August — Mandatory week of onboarding and Apprenticeship Prep with 
Elevated Thought Staff will be scheduled 

Early September 2023 —  Apprenticeship Program Launch

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