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ArtWorks Seeks Apprentices for Fall Projects

CINCINNATI—ArtWorks, Cincinnati’s regional leader in public art, is looking to hire nearly 40 apprentices, aged 14 to 21, to breathe life into a diverse array of captivating public art initiatives this Fall.

Under the guidance of seasoned artists, selected apprentices will have the opportunity to contribute to one of five community projects and will be at the heart of transforming ordinary spaces into extraordinary visual experiences that captivate, inspire and beautify the Cincinnati region.

ArtWorks believes in the value of investing in the next generation of diverse young talent across the region. ArtWorks provides workforce readiness training, professional development in addition to direct collaboration hands-on experience to work on large scale community projects. All chosen apprentices will receive the City of Cincinnati living wage of $12.45 per hour. Working up to 20 hours a week, the young artists will learn firsthand from accomplished mentoring artists, gain invaluable insights, expand their skill set, building their resume and portfolio.

ArtWorks is committed to nurturing well-rounded individuals who are poised for success in their creative careers. As part of the apprenticeship program, these individuals will undergo comprehensive career-readiness training, equipping them with essential professional skills and practical knowledge.

The Fall session of the ArtWorks apprenticeship program is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, August 29 and run through Oct. 21.  Interested young artists must apply by Aug. 1. To learn more, visit

Where will the apprenticeship lead? For ArtWorks CEO & Artistic Director Colleen Houston it led to a 20-year career with the organization.

“Working as an apprentice within the ArtWorks Cincinnati program is an extraordinary opportunity for young artists to unlock their true potential. It’s a transformative experience that fosters growth, creativity, and invaluable mentorship, paving the way for a promising future in the world of art or any desired career path,” said Houston. “Above and beyond a paycheck, this is such a rewarding job experience – to be part of a collaborative team effort and make a positive difference in the community.”

ArtWorks will be holding information sessions in their Walnut Hills HQ in July. Check the ArtWorks’ website for details.

Who We Are

Since 1996, ArtWorks has collaborated with community organizations and residents, businesses, governments, foundations, and nonprofits to build creative works of art that support the Greater Cincinnati region’s global reputation as an arts destination. ArtWorks has employed and trained over 3,500 professional artists and 4,000 youth, ages 14–24. We invest in our creative economy by creating jobs that support local talent, pairing professional artists to inspire and mentor diverse teams of youth, and helping them build 21st-century career-readiness skills. Over the past 27 years, this collaborative approach has created a citywide gallery with more than 14,000 public and private art projects, including more than 250 permanent outdoor murals.

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