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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

Summer Program

 Applications for our summer program are for June 8-July 18, 2015.

You must apply online. Apply here.

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, April 25. This is the only day. You must submit 1 letter of reference  from teachers, counselors, or 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 summer can be found at the summer 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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Reagan Williams, a high school physics teacher at Lift for Life Academy, apprenticed for ArtWorks in 1995. Her former Girl Scout leader recommended she try the program, and even though she hadn’t heard of it, she thought it sounded interesting.  
Now Reagan looks back on her experience with great affection. “ArtWorks afforded me my first real job. I interacted with professional artists, and I met others from diverse backgrounds. It taught me "real-life” skills like navigating public transportation, budgeting my finances and time management. By teaching and fostering these skills, ArtWorks ultimately helped me achieve my professional goals.  As a science teacher now, I need an abstract and meticulous eye for detail. I learned that from ArtWorks through all manner of medium, and now I help my students see how intimately the arts and sciences relate. The artistic principles as well as interpersonal skills I learned during my ArtWorks experience help me be a more well-rounded instructor.
ArtWorks’ Experience Helps Teacher Merge Art with Science