Art Connects New York connects artists and curators with social service agencies throughout New York City to create museum-quality permanent exhibitions of contemporary artwork in their facilities, free of charge.
Over the past ten years, Art Connects has installed over 40 permanent exhibitions in various social service agencies within NYC’s five boroughs. Guest curators who generate themes in conjunction with each partner agency organize these exhibitions. We are currently seeking a curatorial intern for spring 2018.
The intern will help Art Connects gather research and make site visits for a major multi-year project with a NYC Housing Authority facility in Chelsea, Manhattan. The project, overseen by Art Connects’ Director of Programs, will involve numerous curators and include art practices ranging from mural, sound, outdoor sculpture and installation, social practice, and both permanent and seasonal artworks.
The intern will have the opportunity to learn about the New York City Housing Authority, the Federal Works Progress Administration (1935-1943), the history of public art, and other community based non-profits.
- Work closely with Director of Programs
- Research NYCHA public housing and public art
- Visit sites and attend community meetings
- Research possible artists and collaborators
- Create lists and presentations of artists/artworks for team review
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint
- Must have a professional demeanor and superior written communication skills
- Must have familiarity with art and research practices
If interested, please send CV and cover letter to Rebecca Pristoop, Director of Programs
This opportunity is unpaid and a minimum of 4 hours a week.
Visit our website - artconnectsnewyork.org - to learn more about who we are and what we do.
- Exhibition Arts
- People Skills
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Visual Arts
- Arts Administration
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Minimum of 4 hours a week
- Ability to travel to sites throughout the city