FCA Spring 2022 Internships
Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) is a non-profit arts organization founded in 1963 by Jasper Johns and John Cage. Its mission is to encourage, sponsor, and promote contemporary visual and performing arts. Through a nomination process, artists working in dance, music, performance art/theater, and the visual arts are awarded unrestricted grants for projects of their own choosing. Grantees are chosen based on the merit and inventiveness of their work and the effect such recognition and support might have on their careers. A fund is also maintained to assist artists with emergencies and unexpected opportunities related to their work. Since FCA’s inception, hundreds of grants to artists and arts organizations have provided opportunities for creative exploration and development. FCA raises funds through the sale of artwork donated by visual artists for periodic benefit exhibitions as well as through contributions from individuals and foundations.
FCA is currently seeking three interns to work in Arts Administration, and Development and Communications for Spring 2022. Each of the internship positions will be conducted in person two full days a week. FCA is pleased to offer a $1,500 stipend to semester interns. This is a special opportunity to get hands-on experience at a grant-making arts organization.
Arts Administration Intern:
The Arts Administration Intern works closely with the FCA’s Collections and Operations Manager with tasks related to FCA's collection of donated artwork and rare and signed artists posters. There is an emphasis on supporting sales and archival projects. The intern will also gain skills pertaining to database management, as well as other aspects of an arts non-profit. Day-to-day activities include both project-driven and administrative work, ranging from light art handling to telephone and online research.
Development and Communications Intern:
The Development Intern works closely with the FCA’s Assistant Manager, Development and Communications and the Deputy Director to complete tasks related to FCA’s fund-raising efforts and external communications. Day-to-day activities will include both project-driven and administrative work, including: fund-raising research, planning events, correspondence with current and potential funders, drafting request letters, database and other record management, mailings, special event coordination, social media, and email marketing.
Applicants should be mature, responsible, and detail-oriented, with solid computer skills. Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and Excel is a plus. Knowledge of contemporary visual art, dance, and/or music is useful, although not essential. Applicants should be comfortable making phone inquiries and conducting research.
To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume via Handshake to Renae Jarrett. Cover letters should state area of interest and availability. No phone inquiries, please.