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Created in 1995, St. Louis ArtWorks has served more than 2600 youth by providing a unique job opportunity in the visual, literary and performing arts.


Artist & Apprentice Applications

Fall Program

 Applications for our fall program will be accepted July 1- August 29.

You may apply online via the apply tab or print a paper application from the fall program tab.

PLEASE NOTE:  Interview selections are based partly on the completeness of the application. Applicants must be 14 by January 1, 2014. Interview Day is Saturday, September 6. This is the only day. We recommend you submit at least 1 letter of reference  from teachers, counselors, and current/former employers who can speak to your character, motivation, and talents.  We cannot accept letters of recommendation from family members or guardians. You may have them emailed directly to Jessica Graham, Program Manager, program.manager@stlartworks.org.  There is no required format.

More information about our disciplines offered this fall is available on the Fall Program page.

St. Louis Artworks is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. This job training program is based upon the qualifications of the applicant.

St. Louis ArtWorks
Centene Center for the Arts
3547 Olive Street
Suite 280
Mezzanine Level
St. Louis, MO 63103-1014
314-289-4180 phone
314-289-4189 fax 

Jessica Graham, Program Manager 



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May I start off by saying that I thank you for giving my son the opportunity to work for your summer program. I think it is a great program that helps teenagers be more responsible.  I think my son has benefitted from the summer program in a tremendous way. My sonhas taken on a more responsible role as he matures into becoming a young man. He enjoys art and I think that his role at St. Louis ArtWorks has giving him the skills he can use beyond the classroom when he goes back to school. He had hands on experience in something he enjoys doing which I think is great. He also was able to learn the importance and values of team work and team building. My son was very proud of his job and his art work. He like the fact that he was able to get more experience in welding which is something he learned in school. You and your staff are doing a great job with these teenagers and my son. Keep up the good work. Again thank you.


I totally support this program. My daughter is excited to go to work everyday. I am grateful this program gives creative youth an opportunity to expand their horizons in a professional business environment. My daughter has greater vision and depth to her future creative career pursuits. I will encourage her to apply for every apprenticeship St. Louis Artworks offers. This program matters. I appreciate your efforts. Thank you.


For the past 3 summers of having this job, he has been able to do the extra things he has needed to do and also buy.  Money is pretty scarce because of the economy.  So he has been glad to help buy his clothes for school as well as other things.  He has been able to go out of town and most importantly stay out of the city streets, hanging around not doing anything.

Reviews from Summer 2011 Apprentices' Parents