Spring Artist-Intern

Submitted by sidestreet on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 8:30pm

Side Street Studio Arts, Downtown Elgin’s newest arts venue, is looking for two artist-interns to assist in their extensive event schedule, day-to-day activities, and teach in their arts workshops and camps. Artists are given the opportunity of producing a show and extend to new audiences within the outreach programs, including arts education and external productions. The internship experience will culminate in a solo exhibition or performance of each artist-intern’s personal artistic practice in whichever medium they work.

Artist-Internship benefits:

·      First-hand experience programming, installing, striking and promoting visual art exhibitions

·      First-hand experience managing live performance

·      Public and media relations experience

·      Knowledge of gallery operations

·      Opportunity to network, learn from, and work with a variety of professional artists

·      Time and space to work on their personal art practice

·      Income potential through teaching in education and outreach programming

·      Culminating personal exhibition/showcase or performance at Side Street

·      Upon completion of the Artist-Internship, the intern will have use of Side Street Studio Arts for a week to curate a show, exhibit their own work, and/or produce a performance.

Skills & Qualifications: 

·      Strong interpersonal and communication skills

·      Strong writing skills

·      A commitment to the arts and arts education

·      Honed personal artistic practice

·      Knowledge of electronic communication i.e. emails, google drive, phone apps etc.

·      Knowledge of social media marketing

·      Positive Attitude 

·      Website design and production experience a plus, but not necessary

·      Poster/marketing design experience a plus, but not necessary

·      Press relations experience a plus, but not necessary

To Apply: 
To apply for the Spring, submit the following by January 28, 2018 at 5pm.
·      Contact information (name, address, phone number, email address, website)
·      Artist Statement
·      Resume
·      Paragraph explaining why you feel you would be a good fit for this internship
·      Visual art- submit 5-10 digital images or links to work
·      Performance/Media/Music- DVD/CD cued to start or link to 5 minute sample of work
·      Writers- 5 pages of work mailed or on digital file. 
All work should be mailed in ONE package or emailed as PDF and digital files to Side Street Studio Arts.  No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.
Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Ct., Elgin, IL, 60120
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Erin Rehberg
Contact Phone Number: