As a pillar of the Pop District, a placemaking initiative of the Andy Warhol Museum, Warhol Academy connects communities of people to creative and tech economies through cohort-based learning, mentoring, real world experiences, and our broader network that starts in Pittsburgh's Northside neighborhood and reaches around the globe. This program will upskill existing employees to create digital marketing capacity at their respective organizations as well as empower job seekers to land in-demand, entry level digital marketing roles.
We host quarterly multi-session workshop series that will provide base level skills for interested participants in the areas of: project management, web management, marketing strategy, ad tech, email marketing, marketing analytics & reporting, business development, cloud-based software literacy, and other skills needed for participants to develop as entrepreneurs, nonprofit and public sector workers, and private sector employees.
As our parent organization the Warhol Museum is focused on art and creativity, we also run a social media training engagement called Vlog U that provides on the job training for students straight out of high school to create and publish creative content for social media clients. Our other creative program is Digital Documentary Production, and fellows in this program are taught the creative and production skills needed to produce long form storytelling content. Both of these programs are run at no cost to the participants and include paid stipends as learners engage with creating content for the Warhol Museum as their client.
Participants in all of our programs gain access to professional tools and resources including mentors with decades of experience across a variety of creative and technology-based practices to help our learners reach their goals. We offer additional opportunities for hands-on learning through real world project work for the four world-class institutions in our network of Carnegie Museums as well as for the world-renowned clients in our broader network.
Our focus is to empower communities of people who are statistically underrepresented in the creative and technical industries including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, womenx, individuals in recovery from addiction, individuals living with disabilities, formerly incarcerated individuals, and veterans. By helping these communities of people achieve their goals as job seekers, business owners, and changemakers, we are building a robust and far-reaching network that will usher in the next generation of diverse creative and technical talent to grow a more inclusive Pittsburgh region.
To engage with our growing creative and tech community, visit thepopdistrict.org