Call for Apprentices: Art Apprenticeship Network 2023

March 21, 2023

The Art Apprenticeship Network funds student apprenticeships with established artists, curators and cultural workers since 2020. Through this program, Emily Carr students will assist artists with studio work and project production. Developed to build and strengthen the local art ecosystem through a part-time apprenticeship model, the program aims to create opportunities for paid work, social connection, and hands-on experience for emerging practitioners.

We invite Emily Carr graduate and undergraduate students (in year 3 or 4) in 2023 to apply for 15 art apprenticeships as part of the Art Apprenticeship Network by April 16, 2023. 

The Art Apprenticeship Network is invested in creating opportunities that celebrate diversity and intersectionality in sexuality, gender, culture, race, ethnicity, religion, and ability. We extend a special invitation to students from diverse backgrounds, including individuals of Indigenous descent.

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How it Works

  • You are a senior-level Emily Carr student
  • You apply for the mentor opportunities you’re interested in with well-written, specially tailored cover letters and portfolio of your best work
  • We give your applications to the mentors you have indicated interest in working with so they can select the best match
  • You will work with your mentor for a maximum of 150 hours, or 10-12 hours/week for twelve to eighteen weeks anytime between May – December 2023 (depending on the scope and timeline of the project outlined) 
  • You will be paid for your work


  • Be enrolled in 3rd or 4th year undergraduate or graduate studies at Emily Carr University of Art +Design (all programs) in Spring 2023. Students graduating in 2023 are eligible to apply
  • Be available to work offsite 515 hours/week for the duration of the apprenticeship* (dates variabledetermined by mentors)
  • Have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and a flexible, creative attitude
  • Have the ability to work independently with an adaptable and professional approach

*Communicable Disease Guidelines:  All inperson activities will be compliant with public health guidelines and orders set forth by the Provinceof British Columbia.

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Deadline: April 16, 2023


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