ArtWorks is gearing up for another summer and we need you!

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Calling all artists and creatives! We are now accepting applications for our 2016 summer program and we plan to hire the largest programming staff in our history in order to complete public art, art therapy and entrepreneurial projects throughout Cincinnati.


Get paid to be creative and help beautify our city:

At ArtWorks, our mission to employ and train local youth and talent to create art and community. This year we plan to hire our largest programming staff yet! We are now accepting applications to for nearly 45 professional artists and 200 youth Apprentices to support the creation of 12 community murals and  250 capes for children facing hardships. Additionally, we will hire youth apprentices to help with the creation of enterprise-driven projects.



ArtWorks apprenticeships are more than just a summer job, they are opportunities to work with professional artists and a small team of diverse young artists from across Greater Cincinnati to execute community-driven art projects. Apprentices are introduced to various art careers and skills and gain work training in financial literacy, building resumes, creating portfolios and presenting. Project schedules vary from 4-8 weeks and apprentices are paid at least $8.10/hour.


Teaching Staff

Teaching Staff are comprised of project managers and teaching assistants who work to mentor and manage youth apprentices to produce public art projects. Professional artists and art educators with experience in visual arts, photography, art therapy, sewing, creative enterprise and more are encourage to apply. Teaching staff receive stipends commensurate with experience level and project assignment.


How to Apply:

Artists, get your applications in before February 26 and youth, get your applications in before March 4. Interview weekend for potential youth apprentices will be held March 12-13. Online and downloadable applications can be found here: For questions, contact


Attend an Informational Session:

Hear from past Apprentices and ask questions on January 20 at 5 p.m. at the ArtWorks offices located at 20 E. Central Parkway, on the corner of Jackson Street and Central Parkway in Over-the-Rhine. Our windows, visible from Central Parkway, are pink and say “You’re an artist until proven innocent.” You can’t miss us and we hope you won’t miss this opportunity to help play a role in making Cincinnati even more beautiful.

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