The Apprenticeship Program is central to our mentorship mission.

Leveraging the professional Studio and Curatorial Fellows in residence at NXTHVN and, through one-on-one mentorship, that prioritizes empowerment, innovation, and technical learning, the Apprenticeship Program trains the next generation of artists.  Apprentices are local high school students who have exhibited a strong interest in the arts, possess a desire to learn new professional skills, and are ready for the responsibilities of a paid commitment. 

Under the leadership of our Student Programs Manager, Apprentices work directly with the Studio and Curatorial Fellows and also spend two hours each week dedicated to group projects and activities that are scaffolded to support the program’s core values of: Creativity, Connection, Purpose, and Power.