Sunday, October 20, 2019

Nick Announces Call for Entries for the 2020 Nickelodeon Artist Program [Update: Semi-Finalists Announced]

Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, has announced that they are looking for entrants for the networks 2020 Nickelodeon Artist Program!


Nickelodeon can't create the most awesome kids television in the world without the most awesome artists in the world. Nickelodeon offers aspiring artists, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, the opportunity to hone their artistic skills while working on the network's 2D and CG animated television shows. Nick is seeking out talented design and story artists with unique and/or under-represented voices to take part in the 2020 Nickelodeon Artist Program, which will provide successful applicants with a full-time job for up to 6 months starting in January 2020. Best. Job. Ever.!

There are two creative avenues to pursue: The General Design Track and Storyboard Track. The General Design Track offers hands-on experience working with established color, background, prop artists, and art directors, while the Storyboard Track offers hands-on experience working with lead storyboard artists and directors.

The Nick Artist Program 2020 submission period is now open and closes on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM (PST).

Entrants to the 2020 Nickelodeon Artist Program must be 18 years or older to participate. Participation in the Nick Artist Program is a full-time job. You must possess and present evidence of identification and United States employment eligibility (valid for the duration of the Program). If you have previously applied to the Program and have not been selected, you are welcome and encouraged to apply again. However, you are required to submit an updated portfolio or storyboard, supplemental materials, and/or reel each time you apply.

Nickelodeon will notify each semi-finalists of their 2020 Artist Program by the end of September 2019, with finalists being notified no later than October 2019. Chosen artists will be notified no later than November 2019, with the chosen artists beginning work in January 2020.

The current artists taking part in the 2019 Nickelodeon Artist Program are Anna Hill (2019 Storyboard Track) and Sarah Jaques (2019 Design Track).

Take your talents to the next level! You can find full information, submission guidelines and how to apply to Nick's 2020 Nickelodeon Artist Program on the programs official website, www.nickartist.com. Applicants can send their submission materials to Nickelodeon via the FluidReview submission portal.

The latest Nickelodeon Artist Program news and updates can be found on NAP's official Facebook (@NickArtist) & Instagram (@Nick_Artists) pages.

For more Nickelodeon Animation job opportunities, visit nickanimation.com/jobs

Good luck to everyone who enters! :)

Update (10/20) - The Nickelodeon Artist Program has announced the 2019-2020 NAP Semi-Finalists!:

Announcing the 2019-2020 Nickelodeon Artist Program Semi-Finalists!

We are excited to announce the 2019-2020 NAP Semi-Finalists! Thank you to everyone that applied, it’s been quite a journey getting to this point.

The Semi-Finalists in the General (Design) Track are…

Alexis Lambert
Erb Ordonez
India Boeckh
LaShanda Daley
Malia Pila
Marisa Torres
Pablo Rivera
Rotimi Olowu
Samia Ahmed
Shannon Parayil

The Semi-Finalists in the Storyboard Track are…

Andrea Lamarao Muniz
Apollonia Thomaier
Ebbony Whitfield
Ivette Molina
Li Cree
Marilu Molina
Michelle Garcia
Mikhail Dingle
Randal Jackson

All Semi-Finalists will now move into Round 2 interviews, after which we will determine the Finalists. Good luck to all!

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Originally published: Saturday, July 13, 2019.

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