2023 Arts Workforce Initiative Intent to Apply Application Extension

CT Office of the Arts | Feb 23, 2023

We are currently accepting submissions of an Intent to Apply from non-profit arts organizations seeking to be an AWI Host Organization.

AWI Host Organizations provide apprentices with hands-on and engaging learning experiences in arts administration, visual arts, arts presenting/curating, media arts, performing arts, visual arts, arts education and literary arts.

Selected host organizations will be granted $3,750 to be used to pay an hourly rate of $15. Individuals selected to be AWI apprentices work 25 hours a week for 10 weeks for the selected host organization. AWI participants receive payment from the host organization where their apprenticeship will take place.

The apprenticeship period is June – August 2023.

Your organization is a good fit for the AWI program IF:

  • Its mission and values align with READI.
  • It has experience managing apprentices.
  • It has the capacity to manage apprentices.
  • It has an open role for an apprentice to perform Project-Based work that is descriptive, engaging and goes beyond general tasks.
  • It has a positive work environment, both in-person and virtually, for an individual to thrive.

Its leadership has bandwidth to support an apprentice. Kindly note, we receive apprenticeship applications with different experience levels.

Selected organizations are required to attend an in-person, one-day creative workforce event the week of May 15th.

The deadline to submit an Intent to Apply is extended to Tuesday, February 28, 2023.