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» Call For ArtTable Fellowship Applicants for Summer 2020 APPLY NOW!

Website: https://mailchi.mp/arttable/p6ta9mil9t-943373?e=3a4d4878df
Instructions:
For 20 years, the ArtTable Fellowship program has addressed the marked lack of diversity in arts employment. The objective is to provide quality real work experiences and mentorship for women identifying graduate/pre/post-doc students and emerging professionals from backgrounds generally underrepresented in the field to aid their transition from academic to professional careers.

ArtTable is now accepting applications for the 2020 ArtTable Fellowship Program.Applications will be accepted through March 6, 2020.

ArtTable Fellowship Highlights:
● Professional career development
● Work with established leaders in museums and other cultural organizations
● One-on-one mentoring
● Access to ArtTable’s dynamic professional network
● Five to eight week commitment between May and August 2020.
● $4,000 stipend

To be eligible applicants must be:
● Women-identified students, who are currently enrolled in a graduate/pre/post-doc program, are recent graduates (within six months of having completed all graduation requirements) and/or emerging professionals
● Seeking career opportunities in the visual arts professions
● Self-identified from cultural/racial/ethnic/socio-economic backgrounds underrepresented in the field
● Hold U.S citizenship, have permanent residency status, or a current student visaCall For ArtTable Fellowship Applicants for Summer 2020
APPLY NOW!

Art Business

» Aquila Projects Internship W20 Internship and Award

Website: https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/Aquila
Contact Name: Cecilia Flanagan
Email: c.flanagan@uci.edu
Instructions:
Aquila Projects Internship Winter 2020 Internship and Award Application Deadline: Monday, January 13th at 7 am
Art History majors have first priority followed by Art History MA students, Art History minors and Visual Studies PhD students. Proposals from students demonstrating financial need are encouraged.

Application Materials and Qualifications: Submit the following application materials here with a copy to Cecilia Flanagan at c.flanagan@uci.edu:

• Cover letter (one-page maximum) describing your interest and qualifications
• Your resume (one-page maximum) including art history courses completed at UCI (you may attach a list of classes separately if needed), any previous internships, and any other relevant work, travel or volunteer experience
• Your unofficial transcript reflecting a combined GPA of 3.0 or higher in art history courses at UCI and/or 3.0 overall GPA
• Your art history faculty reference(s). You may also submit other references if you think they would be useful to our selection process. Please ask your reference to send a short email to Cecilia confirming their support of your application.

The successful applicant should plan to spend a total of 60 hours at the internship and will receive a $1000 award to be processed and paid following completion of the internship and submission of:

• A one-page summary describing what was learned, what skills were developed, what the intern specifically appreciated about the internship and how the experience could be improved, and

• A confirmation email from the intern’s supervisor to c.flanagan@uci.edu and a final evaluation of the intern’s work

Internship Description:
Aquila Projects internship prepares undergraduate students for gallery careers. Interns work alongside current professionals, while gaining valuable skills. They have the opportunity to assist with duties related to Aquila Projects’ gallery located at WorkWell, its exhibitions and programs.

The UCI FOAH x Aquila Projects Intern works closely with the Founder and Gallery Director to gain a comprehensive understanding of gallery education. Candidates are current university students interested in pursuing a career in the area of curatorial education, gaining experience, and contributing new ideas to the gallery.

Qualifications:
• Professional demeanor
• Reliable, dedicated, and committed
• Enthusiastic about interacting with the public and private buyers
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
• Ability to work independently, many projects will be self-directed
• Open to current undergraduate students at UCI
• Interest and a background in the arts, modern and contemporary visual art, a plus
About Aquila Projects:

Aquila Projects is an art consulting firm that connects artists and clients to create active and exploratory installations, exhibitions, and projects.

We collaborate with emerging-innovative artists and private organizations to bring a focused and diverse direction to each opportunity. Each space is more than just a container or receptacle, but becomes a proactive community of ideas. Our curators have experience developing a critical spatial awareness and have worked with everything from cultural events, festivals, murals, sculptures, videos, installations, and multimedia works.

We are Artists for Artists, working with curators, collectors, and museums to support and build sustainable careers for emerging artists. With dedicated contemporary artists, academic writers and art historians on staff, we prioritize the growth of artists in the larger market with research driven support on everything from creating public art masterplans, writing specific gallery show proposals, biographical writing and a host of other support services.

About Aquila Projects @ WorkWell: WorkWell opened its doors in Irvine in July of 2018. Their idea was simple: to create discursive spaces for growing businesses to find a community in an open-concept office setting. Just like WorkWell modernizes the office, Aquila Projects @ WorkWell, creates a new environment for emerging artists who resonate with our idea for discovery and community.

The City of Irvine thrives on creativity in visualizing possibilities for the future. The gallery aims to foster a community of contemporary artists to allow a variety of ideas to surface, and collaborative initiatives to follow. Art constantly changes its definitions to include new ideas and new technologies to reshape the way people think about the world. Aquila Projects @ WorkWell works with artists who not only push boundaries in the studio, but also alter perceptions in life: curators, musicians, teachers, writers, dancers. These people use space and art as a means for resistance and change and we offer an open invitation for you to join in the fun.

» LACMA 2020 Mellon Summer Academy

Instructions:
LACMA is accepting applications for the 2020 Mellon Summer Academy.
Application deadline: March 1, 2020

Fellowships at LACMA support the development and training of future museum leaders. The diversification of our programming, collection, audience, staff, and leadership is a major priority for the museum. Through ladder programs for museum leadership roles, LACMA is dedicated to fostering inclusive cultures that reflect the communities we serve.

Mellon Summer Academy and Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program

Program Overview
The Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program provides specialized training in the curatorial field to students across the United States from historically underrepresented groups in the curatorial field who support the goal of promoting inclusive, pluralistic museums. The fellowship seeks to make a critical impact on American art museums by developing gifted curators who are committed to engaging the full spectrum of museum audiences. The Program occurs at six partnering institutions: the Art Institute of Chicago; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This initiative is generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

How To Apply

The program is organized around two components: the Mellon Summer Academy, and the Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship. Students must first apply to a Summer Academy. Summer Academies are one-week immersion programs designed to provide a rich experience in the museum environment and expose participants to career options related to art and art history. Each Summer Academy includes workshops, tours, field trips and networking events with museum professionals. Fifteen students will be selected to participate the Summer Academy offered in 2020. Upon the completion of each Summer Academy, students submit supplemental information for fellowship consideration. Two participants will be awarded multi-year fellowships at the museum.

Eligibility

Undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups in the curatorial field who support the goal of promoting inclusive, pluralistic museums are encouraged to apply. Students must be currently enrolled at a university, college or community college, and, if selected, able to commit to two years in the program prior to graduating. Applicants should express an interest in art, art history, or the museum field. In addition to having a strong academic record, a candidate should be able to demonstrate, through areas of study, extracurricular activities, or other experiences, how they will contribute to the program.

Please direct questions to fellowships@lacma.org

https://www.lacma.org/fellowships#mellon-fellowship

» Roni Feinstein W20 Internship and Award

Website: https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/u2n8r7xq8-2019
Contact Name: Cecilia Flanagan
Email: c.flanagan@uci.edu
Instructions:
Application Deadline: Monday, January 13th at 7 am

Roni Feinstein, an Independent Scholar (Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts), is seeking an Intern to assist with a wide variety of tasks related to her art collection, her teaching, and her leadership of ArtTable Southern California, the local chapter of a national organization geared to supporting professional women in the visual arts.

With regard to the art collection, which consists of work in a variety of media by both known and emerging artists, the Intern will learn about collection management, cataloguing, art conservation, and more.  Beginning in late March, Dr. Feinstein will be teaching a course on women Abstract Expressionists at UCLA Extension and would like assistance compiling the course bibliography.

Art History majors have first priority followed by Art History MA students, Art History minors and Visual Studies PhD students. Proposals from students demonstrating financial need are encouraged.

Application Materials and Qualifications: Submit the following application materials here with a copy to Cecilia Flanagan at c.flanagan@uci.edu:

• Cover letter (one-page maximum) describing your interest and qualifications
• Your resume (one-page maximum) including art history courses completed at UCI (you may attach a list of classes separately if needed), any previous internships, and any other relevant work, travel or volunteer experience
• Your unofficial transcript reflecting a combined GPA of 3.0 or higher in art history courses at UCI and/or 3.0 overall GPA
• Your art history faculty reference(s). You may also submit other references if you think they would be useful to our selection process. Please ask your reference to send a short email to Cecilia confirming their support of your application.

The successful applicant should plan to spend a total of 60 hours at the internship and will receive a $1000 award to be processed and paid following completion of the internship and submission of:

• A one-page summary describing what was learned, what skills were developed, what the intern specifically appreciated about the internship and how the experience could be improved, and

• A confirmation email from the intern’s supervisor to c.flanagan@uci.edu and a final evaluation of the intern’s work

While tasks related to the organization of ArtTable programs can be carried out at Dr. Feinstein's home in Corona del Mar, a ten-minute drive from campus, the Intern will be invited to attend ArtTable events.  These take place two or three times each month, generally on a weeknight evening or weekend day.  Interns who have worked with Dr. Feinstein in the past have benefited greatly from attending these programs, which have expanded their knowledge of art and helped them determine their future career paths.   These programs include curator-led tours of major exhibitions, visits to artists' studios and collectors' homes, and networking sessions among the organization's members, which include museum directors and curators, art dealers and private art consultants, museum registrars and directors of development, educators, art writers, public policy administrators, and more.  Please note that attendance at these programs is not mandatory.

» Van Eaton Gallery W20 Internship & Award: Application Deadline Extended

Website: https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/vaneatongallery
Contact Name: Cecilia Flanagan
Email: c.flanagan@uci.edu
Instructions:
Van Eaton Gallery W20 Internship and Award: Call for Applications

Extended Application Deadline: Monday, January 13th at 7 am

Art History majors have first priority followed by Art History and Archaeology minors, Art History MA students, and Visual Studies PhD students. Proposals from students demonstrating financial need are encouraged.

The Van Eaton Gallery, located in Sherman Oaks CA.  focuses on artifacts from Disneyland, animation, and popular culture. More about the Van Eaton Gallery.

Application Materials and Qualifications: Submit the following application materials here, with a copy to Cecilia Flanagan atc.flanagan@uci.edu:

Cover letter (one-page maximum) describing your interest and qualifications.
Your unofficial transcript reflecting a combined GPA of 3.0 or higher in art history courses at UCI and/or 3.0 overall GPA
Your resume (one-page maximum) including art history courses completed at UCI (you may attach a list of classes separately if needed), any previous internships, and any other relevant work, travel or volunteer experience.
Your art history faculty reference(s). You may also submit other references if you think they would be useful to our selection process.

The successful applicant should plan to spend a total of 60 hours at the internship and will receive a $1000 award and a stipend to cover transportation costs, which will be processed and paid following completion of the internships and submission of:

A one-page summary to be written by the intern describing what was learned, what skills were developed, what the intern specifically appreciated about the internship, how the experience could be improved, and any other relevant information.

A confirmation email and performance evaluation provided by the intern’s supervisor to c.flanagan@uci.edu. The intern will be responsible for requesting this document from the supervisor and follow up as needed.

Description of Tasks:
Checking in inventory by using Excel and FileMaker
Safely wrapping and storing inventory.
Image scanning
Content Writing and Proofreading.
Help with Exhibition set up and planning
Occasional customer interaction during Exhibit Hours.
Basic Photography or Image Editing
Inventory organization
Skills acquired through the Internship:
Learning the basics of programs including Excel, FileMaker, Photoshop, and more.
How to perform basic research on inventory.
How to properly care for and handle inventory.
(and possibly) Developing skills in Photography and Image Editing using Photoshop.
Working with Auction Manager to help plan and install an exhibition

Note: This position does have some lifting involved. Props and framed pieces can be up to 50 lbs. But usually are only 10 - 15 lbs. Anything over that uses a team of people or we outsource to independent contractors.

National Museums

» The National Museum of Women in the Arts Internships and Awards

Instructions:
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is accepting applications for the following Su20 undergraduate internships:

·         Development & Membership Internship
·         Education Internship
·         Library & Research Center Internship
·         Publications & Communications/Marketing Internship

Application Deadline: March 15th

Funding: The NMWA provides a $1,500 stipend and our Friends of Art History (FOAH) will provide an additional $4,200 to the selected student following confirmation of completion and submission of materials as described below.

For more information and application instructions, visit https://nmwa.org/about/internships

Students selected for one of these internships are invited to apply. Submit your application here (link to Scout) with a copy to Cecilia Flanagan at c.flanagan@uci.edu when you apply for the internship and email Cecilia with your confirmation letter from NMWA if you are selected.

The chosen candidate should submit the following materials upon completion of the internship:
·         a one-page or less letter of recommendation and/or evaluation from your NMWA supervisor confirming you completed 100 hours or more. This email should be mailed directly from your supervisor to Cecilia Flanagan at c.flanagan@uci.edu. Allow your supervisor time to write the letter by emailing them shortly before your internship ends and provide them with details of your internship and your accomplishments to facilitate their efforts.
·         a short (200 word) report explaining your responsibilities as an intern, what you learned and gained from the experience (include skills you developed and/or improved), why you chose to intern at this particular organization,
and your ideas for improving this specific internship and/or internships in general.
Eligibility note for the NMWA internship and $1,500 stipend:

The NMWA internship program is specifically designed for students who have completed their sophomore year of undergraduate study (or higher) and recent graduates who have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Eligibility requirements for the Friends of Art History NMWA award:

UCI Art History major, AH and/or Archaeology minor
minimum 3.0 GPA in the major and/or overall
Internship hours should total 100 hours or more.

Travel Research Awards

» Graduate Travel Research Awards

Contact Name: Cecilia Flanagan
Email: c.flanagan@uci.edu
Instructions:

Visual Studies Students are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $2,000 for  Art History focused projects.  The deadline to apply for this funding cycle is Monday, April 13th, 2020 at 7 am.

Funds may be used for the following:

• Research travel, such as flights, ground transportation, and lodging; archival and copying fees; and other research expenses, such as translation or transcription;

• Conference travel, including registration, flights, ground transportation and lodging. Please note meals are not included.

Note: funding may be applied to a travel research project undertaken with the past year.

To apply for a FOAH travel research award for VS Students, complete this form. Please email Cecilia Flanagan at c.flanagan@uci.edu with any questions or if you need assistance completing the form.

» Undergraduate and 4+1 Travel Research Awards

Contact Name: Cecilia Flanagan
Email: c.flanagan@uci.edu
Instructions:


Art History Majors,  4+1 Art History MA Students, Art History and Archaeology Minors are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $1,000 for Art History-focused projects. The deadline to apply for this funding cycle is Monday, April 13th at 7 am.

Funds may be used for the following:


  • Research travel, such as flights, ground transportation, and lodging; archival and copying fees; and other research expenses, such as translation or transcription;

  • Conference travel, including registration, flights, ground transportation and lodging. Please note meals are not included.

  • Other expenses that may be eligible for reimbursement include gas and parking to visit a museum, meet a collector, interview an artist and museum entry fees for the purpose of conducting research.


Undergraduate student applicants are encouraged to apply for UROP and use the FOAH travel research award for a UROP project or other faculty-mentored travel research.

Note: funding may be applied to a travel research or UROP project undertaken within the past year.

To apply for a FOAH travel research award, complete this form. Please email Cecilia Flanagan at c.flanagan@uci.edu with any questions or if you need assistance completing the form.

UCDC Internship Programs

» Announcing FOAH support for UCDC programs

Contact Name: Cecilia Flanagan
Email: c.flanagan@uci.edu
Instructions:
Friends of Art History support for Washington, D.C. internship programs:
Art History majors and art history and archeology minors are encouraged to apply for these Washington, D.C competitive internship programs, held during either the academic year or in the summer. UCI’s Friends of Art History will award up to $2,500 to an Art History major or minor or archeology minor who is accepted into one of these programs.  Priority will be determined based upon need.

Participants live with students from every UC campus in the UC Washington Center a few blocks from the White House in Washington D.C. UCDC Academic Interns participants earn full-time UC credit and maintain their financial aid eligibility during the fall, winter, or spring quarter. UCDC Summer Interns participants pursue full-time internships, and the summer program is open to graduating seniors (if enrolled in spring quarter prior to graduating).
Info Sessions:
Tuesday, October 22 4 – 5 pm Student Services II, Room 1010
Thursday, October 24 4 – 5 pm Division of Career Pathways, SS I
Spring or Summer 2020 Application Deadlines:  Monday, October 28, 2019 and Fall 2020 or Winter 2021:  Monday, March 2, 2020

Admitted students work closely with program staff to develop competitive application materials, apply to internship positions, interview successfully, and secure meaningful internships.  Washington, D.C. offers numerous internship opportunities in various industries; students from ALL majors are encouraged to apply.

Learn more here:
http://capitalinternships.uci.edu/ucdc/
http://career.uci.edu/ucdc-summer-internship-program/how-to-apply/
https://www.ucdc.edu/#http://www.ucdc.edu/

Unpaid Internship Awards

» Awards for Students Taking Unpaid Internships at Art Museums or Art-Related Organizations

Website: https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/unpaidinternshipaward
Contact Name: Cecilia Flanagan
Email: c.flanagan@uci.edu
Instructions:
Friends of Art History invites students (see eligibility requirements below) who have found and completed an unpaid internship at an art museum or art-based organization within the past year to apply for a $1,000 unpaid internship award. This award is competitive and will be awarded upon a review of applicants’ materials by the Department of Art History’s selection committee.

Application Windows and Deadlines:  Look for our call for applications close to the start of each quarter as funds are available. The application period will extend for approximately three weeks.

Students who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to apply. Submit your application here with a copy to Cecilia Flanagan at c.flanagan@uci.edu before the deadline.


  • your unofficial transcript (add your name to the top of the first page)*

  • a one-page or less letter of recommendation from your supervisor including confirmation that the internship was unpaid and that you completed 60 hours or more. This email should be mailed directly from your internship supervisor to Cecilia Flanagan at c.flanagan@uci.edu. Contact your supervisor immediately with your request to allow them time to write the letter and provide them with details of your internship and your accomplishments to facilitate their efforts.

  • a short (200 word) report explaining your responsibilities as an intern, a description of the organization at which you interned, what you learned and gained from the experience (include skills you developed and/or improved), why you decided to intern at this particular organization, and your ideas for improving this specific internship and/or internships in general.


Eligibility requirements:


  • UCI Art History major, AH and/or Archaeology minor

  • minimum 3.0 GPA in the major and/or overall

  • internships must extend eight weeks or more and a total of 60 hours or more.