Developed to broaden Nickelodeon's outreach efforts, the Nickelodeon Artist Program is designed to nurture the development of emerging and diverse artists for positions within the Nickelodeon Animation Studio, while supporting their growth as creative visionaries.
Operating in a three-phased structure, both the General Track and Storyboard Track of the Program provide a salaried position for six months. The General Track offers hands-on experience working with established color, background, character, and prop artists, while the Storyboard Track offers hands-on experience working with lead storyboard artists.
Artists will also be guided in advancing their portfolio and becoming equipped with a professional skill set. The Artist Program also offers artists a chance to understand the depth of their new skills, refine and strengthen key areas, and apply them in our real world environment.
In addition, all artists are integrated into the activities of the productions to which they are assigned. This allows the artist an opportunity to complete production relevant assignments designated by their mentor, to attend storyboard pitches, take animation tests, develop their portfolio and pitching skills, and are encouraged to interact with a writer from the Writing Program. Artists will also be able to showcase their artwork in the Nickelodeon Art Gallery.