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Project Assistance - Early Career Development

The Early Career Development Program will help bridge the gap for emerging and early career arts practitioners, supporting their career development and ability to work as artists and arts and culture workers. The program will support early career practitioners to develop their practice while building their portfolio, professional exposure and/or career experience through co-op placement, internship, residency, and mentorship opportunities. The program is intended to support the development of knowledge, learning and capacity within the sector and to create opportunities for the next generation of artists and practitioners.

The Early Career Development program will support the career development of early career and emerging practitioners through four components:

Component I: Co-op Placements will provide arts and cultural organizations from across B.C. with support in hiring students through co-op placements for professional work experiences.

Component II: Internships will provide arts and cultural organizations from across B.C. with the opportunity to host emerging practitioners in paid internships of up to one year.

Component III: Residencies will provide individual artists and practitioners with the opportunity to pursue residencies with arts and culture organizations across the province, nationally and internationally.

Component IV: Mentorships will provide individual artists and practitioners with the opportunity to develop sustained one-on-one learning and development relationships with established practitioners working in their fields and disciplines, provincially, nationally and internationally.
Applications are accordingly encouraged from both organizations and individual practitioners meeting the eligibility criteria outlined in the program guidelines.

NOTE: The Association for Co-operative Education in British Columbia/Yukon (ACE) is a provincial non-profit organization of all post-secondary institutions in the region that offer Co-operative Education programs. The ACE website is www.co-op.bc.ca. To identify programs and key contacts by institution, click on the Co-op Programs menu.

Program Guidelines

Project Assistance - Early Career Development