The people who make Nickelodeon’s shows aren’t just employees, they’re also citizens who value their communities and aim to enrich the lives of kids and their families. That’s why we created Nickelodeon Community Efforts, a.k.a. NiCE.
Through a wide variety of projects focused on promoting Arts Education Advocacy and civic engagement, we facilitate mentorships, classroom visits from our artists and writers, and many ways to donate our equipment, talent, and time. NiCE strives to make meaningful contributions to our community while also providing our employees real opportunities to give back in ways that are impacting and transformative.
Nickelodeon Community Efforts partners with area non-profits on a myriad of causes that affect children and their families. Whether it’s supporting mental health initiatives, helping to bridge the digital divide, working to combat homelessness, or partnering with after-school programs, Nickelodeon Community Efforts strives to improve the lives of members of our community. We also have found ways to get our gently-used technology into the hands of creators, educators, and performing arts programs across the region.
The Best Field Trip Ever program is a half-day immersive program that is comprised of a VIP behind-the-scenes studio tour, a 2-hour creativity workshop, and lunch in the courtyard. We also present Master classes on the Nickelodeon Twitch TV channel that are taught by seasoned Nickelodeon veterans and address the key phases in the Animation process.
Nickelodeon Community Efforts partners with high schools across on a series of Animation Skills Mentorship Programs where employees work with aspiring storytellers to guide them through the creation of their own animated shorts. Many of the films created during the mentorship program have gone on to garner local, regional and national honors.
Nick employees visit classrooms, draw with kids in hospitals, and hop on Zoom calls to share their universal love of drawing and build creative confidence in children. We have also recently started a Spanish language version of Let’s Draw! called ¡Vamos A Dibujar!
Our Spring 2019 NICKterns headed down to Burbank High School to partner with local high school student Ana Cristina Varela to bring her vision of a mural to life. Ana is a star BHS animation student and a product of our animation mentorship program.
Founded in the year 2000, the Nickelodeon Writing Program is a full-time, paid, yearlong development Program for television comedy writers with unique voices and from underrepresented communities. Join us at the studio in Burbank for classes and workshops to sharpen your skills, executive mentorship and networking to build your professional relationships, and the opportunity to work in the iconic live-action and animation writers’ rooms at Nick. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dedicate yourself to the craft of writing and build your career from the ground up.
The Nick Writing Program is not a writing contest – It’s a launching pad for diverse and emerging creatives. If you bring the unique voice and innovative ideas for kids’ and family content, we’ll help you launch a career with all the tools you’ll need to succeed in the industry for years to come.
We need your talent and perspective, so come tell us your story!
Please note: notification dates are subject to change.
We can’t create the most awesome kids’ content in the world without the most awesome artists in the world.
The Nickelodeon Artist Program is a 6-month, full-time paid talent development program for aspiring pre-production artists. We seek out talented designers, painters, story artists, and CG generalists with diverse voices from underrepresented communities, with the goal of mentoring, developing, and staffing the next generation of inclusive storytellers and content creators.
The Nick Artist Program is designed to kick-start the journey of career-ready artists! If you’re ready for the SLIME of your life, come join us at the Nick Animation Studio.
Please note: All dates are subject to change.
We’re always on the lookout for fresh new perspectives and voices who are also curious to learn…and be a SPONGE! Come join us and make an impact!
*Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm PST on February 1, 2023
There’s oodles of ways to get in the door at Nickelodeon!
Our Talent Pipeline Programs are mentorship-based incubators designed to bring emerging creators from all walks of life into the studio.
We’re so proud to host students from @sislercreate in Winnipeg, Canada at our studio! 🧡 For the past 3 years, our #NickCommunityEfforts team has led a fully remote mentorship program with the @winnipegsd pairing students and our studio pros developing their storytelling and animation prowess. Today, students met with their mentors in person and pitched their short films! 🎨
beef up that CG portfolio with these tips 📝
let's start a thread of advice! no specific topic, just tips 🧡