Venice Arts: Introducing the Film & Digital Media Career Pathways Program

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January 27, 2021
We are thrilled to announce that Venice Arts is partnering with Los Angeles County's Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services to design and launch a Film & Digital Media Career Pathways pilot program for LA County's low-income young people, ages 16-25, with a goal to build equity and opportunity in one of LA's largest industries. 

Find more information, here. Interested in applying? Click here.

Designed to inspire in youth a sense of possibility and belief in their own potential, this pilot program is being run under the auspices of Venice Arts' Creative Pathways program which, for nearly two decades, has been preparing young people for work in creative sectors. 

Stewarded by our 
Creative Workforce Equity Advisory Board, the program includes four levels: Expose, Explore, Train, and Place, and offers opportunities for young people to learn about job pathways from professionals at companies such as Disney, Sony, Dreamworks, Motive, as well as others in the creative, tech, and advertising sectors. If you or your company would like to get involved, email Program Manager Carly Short.

Over 100 hours of training—from virtual panel presentations, field trips, and job shadowing, to hands-on training in storytelling, the production cycle, and job-related skills—leads to Certification that prepares participants for paid internship placements. To help assure success, participants also receive intensive case management, creative career counseling, and funding to offset barriers to participation—such as transportation, child-care, etc.

Graduates also receive a $500 stipend, and have the opportunity to apply for internships, participate in advanced learning, and sit for the Adobe Premier Pro Associate level exam.

Eligibility: This program is completely free-of-charge to eligible young people. Individuals who are low-income, former or current foster youth, out of work and not in school, homeless, and/or have been involved in the criminal justice system, receive priority. 
Lynn Warshafsky, Executive Director, (310) 392-0846