I Am Art. I Am Change. Youth Apprenticeship

Elevated Thought is excited to announce the 2020 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 30th, 2020. 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. 


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 and workspace at ET headquarters.

  • Apprentices will be paired with a Creative Mentor experienced in the area of their chosen track (either visual arts or film/photography) who will expose them to new skills and approaches and support the development of the apprentice's artistic and professional skills.


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

download our application packet here:

Application Timeline

March 10, 2020 — Apprenticeship applications open


March 19, 2020 Apprenticeship Info Session @ HQ from 6-7 pm; applicants, parents, and teachers are welcomed


April 30, 2020 — Application submissions close


May 12 - June 12, 2020 — Interviews & application reviews ​


June 12, 2020 — Last day of interviews


June 15-19, 2020 — Apprentices are notified of application status


Early July 2020 —The 2020 Apprenticeship Cohort is publicly announced 


August 17-21 — Mandatory week of onboarding and Apprenticeship Prep with Elevated Thought Staff 

September 8, 2020 - Apprenticeship start date

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

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