The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) is launching its sixth annual Production Apprentice (PA) Trainee Program with a wide call for applicants across the country to colleges, universities and recent graduates.

The program is dedicated to developing the most diverse group of new talent for the profession of production design for the moving image. This opportunity provides the most motivated and talented aspiring designers with an immersive learning experience and eventual Art Directors Guild membership. It is one of the most ambitious apprentice programs administered by a Hollywood labor union.

Production apprentices are mentored on the job by working Production Designers and Art Directors and are exposed to a wide range of workplace experiences – features, episodic, commercials, reality shows, live events and theme parks. Not limited to Hollywood alone, this is a national initiative.

The 2018 – 2019 PA Program Application Submission Period is March 1- April 27, 2018. After a review of applications, interviews will be held in early June with ten finalists. The chosen candidates will then be invited to participate in the 2018 program.

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The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents 2,500 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, Assistant Art Directors, Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists, Illustrators and Matte Artists, Set Designers and Model Makers, and Previs Artists. Established in 1937, the ADG’s ongoing activities include a Film Society, and annual Awards Banquet, a creative/technology community (World Building Institute), a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective), figure drawing and other creative workshops and year-round Gallery 800 art exhibitions. The Guild’s Online Directory/Website Resource is at Connect with the Art Directors Guild on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.