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SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2014 -2015 PROGRAM HAVE CLOSED

Art Directors Guild (ADG) Production Apprentice (PA) Training Program
  This is an ADG – Art Directors Branch administered and funded program. It has been designed for the purpose of providing mentorship, supervision and on-the-job training to future Production Designers/Art Directors. The ultimate goal is to provide Production Apprentice (PA) Trainee participants with a clear and direct path towards obtaining real-time workplace training, and, on completion of their term of apprenticeship and a satisfactory mentorship review, membership within the ADG Art Directors Branch as Assistant Art Directors.
 
THE TRAINING PROGRAM
  PA Trainees may not displace Guild members or other IATSE represented crafts. Only productions that have fully satisfied their required staffing for all positions may participate in the Program. PA Trainees may not be used as alternative low-cost employees for the creation of essential covered work on the production.
 
The goal of the PA Training Program is to expose PA Trainees to a full range of workplace experiences (feature, episodic, commercials, reality shows, live events, and theme parks).
Once admitted, the PA Trainee’s name will be placed on an availability list managed by the Program’s staff supervisor.
The Program requires 260 days of consecutive or non-consecutive participation by those accepted.
Announcements will go out to all Guild Production Designer/Art Director members that PA Trainees are available for immediate placement on film, TV or commercial projects. (Note that placement is not guaranteed and will depend on the schedules and requirements of the Production Designer/Art Director members and the projects on which they are employed.)
PA Trainees would be hired, compensated and insured in the same manner as all other Production Assistants by the producers of the particular production.
PA Trainees will be supervised by the show’s Production Designer and Art Directors. These members will serve as the PA Trainee’s primary mentors and networking agents for their further placement and advancement during their training period.
Guidelines governing the assignment, supervision and periodic assessment of the PA Trainee’s  progress will be issued by the PA Training Program to the participating Production Designer/Art Directors.
PA Trainees are responsible for their own housing, transportation and living expenses.
   
SCOPE OF WORK, DUTIES & ACTIVITES
Researcher; Art Department Archivist; Copyist; Information Distribution; Resource Collection; Location Surveys; Observer and Audit.
 
SUPERVISED CURRICULUM - PROJECTS - HOMEWORK - CONTINUING EDUCATION
Story Analysis Skills; Drawing & Illustration Skills; Model Building Skills; Document Creation Skills; Logistics 101; Survival Skills; Continuing Education; PA Trainees Requirements.
 
ADG COMMUNITY SERVICE (non-compensated time)
PA Trainees are expected to participate in ADG programs
 
TRAINEE PROGRAM COMPLETION
PA Trainee Review and Placement
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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & PROCEDURES FOR THE 2014-2015 PROGRAM
A demonstrated passion for narrative design
A demonstrated desire to collaborate with others in a professional working environment
A demonstrated experience and/or educational background relating to the discipline of design for the narrative arts: film, theater, digital media, architecture, interior design, graphic design, fine art, photography.
The ability to supply an online portfolio (submission) materials conveying skill and experience
The ability to commit full-time to the program
All applicants are expected to be 21 years of age or older
In addition to completing the online application questions and providing the necessary visual and reference materials, you will be required to submit:
  1. SIGNED SUBMISSION AGREEMENT
2. NARRATIVE STATEMENT
3. RESUME
4. TWO LETTERS OF RECOMENDATION
5. SUPPORTING VISUAL PORTFOLIO MATERIALS
6. PERSONAL WEBSITE LINK (optional)
7. MEDIA TRAILERS (optional)
8. APPLICATION FEE (A $50 Application Processing Fee)
   
APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 25, 2014
Completed applications must be uploaded no later than Friday, April 25th.
Applications will not be accepted after this date.
Notifications will be sent out on Monday, May 19th, informing up to ten applicants that they will be invited to participate in the final round of interviews.
 
REVIEW PROCESS & NOTIFICATION
Applicants will be notified of their status via e-mail.
Ten applicants will be invited into the final round for program consideration to be held in June, 2014, at the offices of the Art Directors Guild in Los Angeles, California.
Of the ten finalists, two will be chosen to participate in the 2014-2015 program.
Should you not be included, you may re-submit your materials after March 2, 2014 for the 2014-2015 program. 
The Review Committee does not provide individual critiques of any applicant’s work.
The decisions of the Committee are final and not subject to appeal.
All materials submitted by applicants will be retained by the ADG.
Please do not contact the ADG offices regarding application status.
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THE APPRENTICE (PA) TRAINING PROGRAM
  If you have any questions about the application requirements, please contact by
e-mail only Laura Kamogawa, the Program’s staff administrator
 Laura@ArtDirectors.org »
 
   



SUBMISSIONS FOR THE
2014 -2015 PROGRAM HAVE CLOSED

 


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LAURA KAMOGAWA
Produciton Apprentice (PA) Training Program Administrator
• Laura@ArtDirectors.org »
 
 

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