The Warhol: Academy
Skills. Knowledge. Network. Opportunity.
Programming that Empowers Economic Mobility & Community Engagement
The Warhol Academy’s programming includes single and multi-day training sessions for participants to learn from practicing professionals with experience in in-demand creative and technical skills as well as experts who reinforce the soft skills needed for learners to have a strong foundation upon which to develop as professionals. We focus on empowering communities of people who are statistically underrepresented in the creative and technical industries including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and women to be able to achieve their goals as job seekers, business owners, and change-makers here in the Pittsburgh region.
Filmmaking & Post-Production
This 20-week paid fellowship equips creatives who possess a base level of production skills with proven frameworks and real-world experiences to develop as professionals. Fellows gain experience in project development, pitching, pre-production, production, and post production through hands-on, project-based work. This includes opportunities to produce personal and client-based projects.

Additionally, fellows will actively participate in The Warhol Creative as production assistants and camera operators, among other crew roles. This immersive experience within a professional environment is purpose-built for technical skill building and empowering creatives to pursue their creative pathways.

Learn more about the fellowship

Application Open February 16th, 2024
Digital Content Creation
This 20-week, project-based fellowship is a paid opportunity for those who want to work with our boutique production studio and get industry-relevant hands-on experience with all things social media. Through professional development, hands-on skills building, and collaborative self-directed projects, fellows will gain in-demand skills and frameworks in script writing, on-camera presentation, videography, audio recording, editing, content management, and social media content strategy.

Fellows have the opportunity to engage in client fulfillment productions, including assisting The Warhol Creative in developing content for The Andy Warhol Museum, The Pop District, and other professional clients.

Learn more about the fellowship

Application Open February 16th, 2024
Radical Urban Silkscreen Team: one white person and one Black person stand around a white table. A third, Black person is using a silkscreen on the table.
(Radical Urban Silkscreen Team)
Offered by our Artist Educators at The Andy Warhol Museum
RUST is a summer learning opportunity for youth ages 15-18 to explore Pittsburgh’s activism past and present by collaborating with grassroots organizations to create a range of print materials that promote social justice, environmental and humanitarian issues to promote the voices and missions of local community organizations. 40 total hours of programming takes place over a two week period. Participants will receive a stipend upon completion of the program. Applications will be available on The Andy Warhol Museum’s Event Calendar.
Power Up program participants, most of whom are Black high-school aged women, standing in a semicircle holding posters
Power Up
Offered by our Artist Educators at the Andy Warhol Museum
This hands-on learning opportunity focuses on high-school aged women who are employed by the museum to learn digital imaging, writing, design and print skills that empower students to express their voices to wider audiences as advocates for themselves and issues important to their communities. 40 total hours of programming takes place over a two week period. Participants will receive a stipend upon completion of the program and have an opportunity to market their creations at The Andy Warhol Museum’s annual Block Party event. Applications will be available on The Andy Warhol Museum’s Event Calendar in May.

Growing Our Ecosystem

We host workshops and other events such as The Network Factory and Speakers Series to help creatives, artists, small business owners, freelancers, nonprofit and public sector organizations, and startups grow their capacity to be competitive and impactful in their respective work. These series introduce attendees to technical, creative, entrepreneurial, and impact-driven people who share their stories , reflect on their development, and impart lessons learned. Enhancing the economic mobility of the people in our local creative and cultural ecosystems is essential to sustaining a thriving creative and cultural economy.

Upcoming events may be found

Capacity Building Workshops


Strategic investment in local and national artists to enhance neighborhood aesthetic, beautification, and community engagement.

Digital Marketing

New spaces for creative economy workforce programs, focusing on digital marketing and 21st century skillset development.  
Digital Marketing
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