Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Our pioneering venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. The organization began as an experiment to see how artists could benefit from the kind of opportunities afforded to entrepreneurs in other sectors. Our pioneering system of supporting artists is inspired by the venture capital principles of building a long-term relationship with a project, providing funding at strategic moments, and surrounding the project with critical resources, counsel and advisory services. Over time, this has become known as venture philanthropy.
In response to the National Endowment for the Arts’ termination of the majority of its grant programs for individual artists, Creative Capital was founded with a fierce commitment to freedom of expression. We aim to support the latest thinking in the field and to provide early support for projects that initially have challenges receiving funding from other sources. We also strive to help all artists gain access to the tools and strategies needed for improved self-sufficiency. Creative Capital has since become the leader in supporting individual artists and the only national organization that has made a long-term commitment to artists’ career development.
Creative Capital is committed to diverse cultural and social perspectives whether or not they are represented in the organization in all its forms and is an equal opportunity employer, Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
The Creative Capital internship program is an opportunity to receive practical arts administration training for individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts. The Communications intern will help with a range of responsibilities, receiving an immersive work experience and gaining exposure to many professional activities under the mentorship of Creative Capital staff. During the internship period, Creative Capital will be in the process of organizing its Artist Retreat. The intern will assist these project with web and social media content. Additionally, interns will be invited to participate in the planning and development of several communications and outreach initiatives.
Open to current college seniors, graduate students, recent graduates or individuals interested in transitioning to arts administrative work.
Applicants should have:
– Excellent information management and organization skills
– Strong verbal and written communication skills
– Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Apps
– Attention to detail, adaptability to change and ability to manage several different projects day to day
– Creative, collaborative problem-solving skills
– Interest in work on equity-building for underrepresented communities
– A strong interest in contemporary arts
This internship is for 13 weeks from June 3 to August 30, 2019. Interns are asked to work 24 hours/3 days a week. Our office is open Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm. Final schedule will be determined in conversation with Communications staff. Compensation is $15 per hour. This is a temporary, part-time (non-eligible for benefits) position.
How To Apply
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with Communications Department in the subject line. Please include your resume and a cover letter tailored to this opportunity. In preparing your application we encourage you to review our website to better understand Creative Capital’s mission and programs: creative-capital.org. No calls, please. Application deadline: April 15, 2019.