Call for Apprentices: Art Apprenticeship Network

December 1, 2023

We are pleased to announce 15 art apprenticeship opportunities for senior Emily Carr graduate and undergraduate students (in year 3 or 4) in 2024 as part of the Art Apprenticeship Network.

These paid apprenticeships give students the opportunity to work directly with and receive mentorship from established artists and cultural workers. Students are paid for up to 150 hours of work, dependent on the scope of the project.

The mentors in 2024 are Aaron Friend Lettner, Annie Briard, Catherine de Montreuil (UNIT/PITT), Cathy Busby, Edward Fu-Chen Juan, Emily Hermant, Hazel Meyer, Jay Pahre (Other Sights’), Landon Mackenzie, Lauren Marsden, Lindsay McIntyre, Peter Bussigel, Scott Massey, Steven Brekelmans, and Zoë Chan (Richmond Art Gallery).

Please see Artswork/Leeway for a full list of Apprenticeship opportunities, as well as details about how to apply to the program:

Note: Call Extended for Apprenticeship opportunity with Lauren Marsden

View the full call on The Leeway

Deadline Extended: 5PM on February 5, 2024


In order to be eligible to apply to this program, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in 3rd or 4th year undergraduate or graduate studies at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (all programs) in Spring 2024. Students graduating in 2024 are eligible to apply
  • Be available to work off-site 5-15 hours/week for the duration of the apprenticeship* (dates variable – determined 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

* All in-person activities will be compliant with public health guidelines and orders set forth by the Province of British Columbia. Students participating in work or activities happening off campus may be required to provide proof of full vaccination. Please check project scopes for more information.

International students applying for the program will need a SIN (Social Insurance Number) prior to the start date. Please get in touch with us if you need guidance on how to obtain a SIN.

Eligible undergraduate students can apply for co-op credits, please e-mail for more information and to register.

Please note that access to this program is competitive and limited to 15 apprenticeships in 2024.


The Art Apprenticeship Network is brought to you by RBC.