Listen up, aspiring film makers in Dallas!
The new apprenticeship program, The Pegasus Media Project, has been designed to give young adults in North Texas a pathway into the film and media arts industry.
In launching the program, Arts2Work partners MIT Solve, New Profit, the Alliance for Media Arts + Culture, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas and Adobe provided a $250,000 cash and in-kind investment in the Dallas pilot program, seeding Pegasus Media Project as a certified Arts2Work Training Center.
This equipment and infrastructure have been vital to a program serving Dallas’ most underrepresented and underserved communities. Over 15 weeks, film educators, teachers and mentors working in the industry not only trained apprentices in equipment use and technique but quickly set them up to begin telling their own visual stories.
As part of their on-the-job training, Pegasus Media Project apprentices also made films for local performing arts groups, working together telling powerful stories to bring Dallas audiences back to theaters again.
Click here to learn more and apply for the program!
About Dallas Arts2Work+Pegasus Media Project Initiative
In the spring of 2021, Pegasus Media Project partnered with The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture’s Arts2Work program and implemented an Apprenticeship Workforce Program for visual storytellers of underserved and underrepresented communities in Dallas through project-based, personalized education in digital media, audio/video production and post, cinema studies, emerging media arts and creative technology. This initiative was made possible through MIT Solve, New Profit and Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas.