Artspace is New Haven’s leading contemporary art space with a mission to catalyze artistic activities; connect contemporary artists, audiences, and resources; enrich art experiences; and create art spaces. Its 5,000 square-foot gallery space, anchored in an affordable housing complex in downtown New Haven, features a mix of group and solo shows of both local and nationally recognized artists. Artspace’s programs (gallery-based, outdoors, and citywide) give hundreds of local visual artists unparalleled opportunities for visibility, leadership training, income, space, and time to network with fellow artists. The Fellow will join a small, hard-working team (the Gallery Director, the Communications Coordinator, and the Executive Director) as a full partner and will assume a high level of responsibility in helping to develop Artspace’s programming, assist day-to-day operations, and shape our engagement with the community.
Agency website: www.artspacenh.org
City of New Haven: Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism
The mission of the Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism is to improve the quality of life in New Haven and to support the economic development of the City by assisting, promoting and encouraging artists, arts and cultural organizations and events in New Haven. It also serves as the steward for the municipal collection of public art. This placement will offer the opportunity to learn about the City’s arts and creative community, develop critical program development and program management skills as well as teach him/her how the arts can be used to grow community and economies.
Agency website: www.cityofnewhaven.com/artsculturetourism
Creative Arts Workshop
Creative Arts Workshop (CAW) is an educational and cultural resource center, devoted to fostering creativity through participation in, appreciation of and leadership in the visual arts in the Greater New Haven area. Creative Arts Workshop affirms its commitment to making its programs available to a broad and diverse population and welcomes 2,000 students ages 2 through adulthood, artists, and visitors to its exhibitions and special events. The Fellow will work with CAW staff, faculty, teaching assistants (TAs), and parents of children to insure the smooth operation of art classes and administrative processes.
Elm Shakespeare Company
In its 22 year history, Elm Shakespeare Company (ESC) has given the gift of FREE professional Shakespeare to over half a million people in Edgerton Park, and inspired thousands of students throughout the city and beyond with its innovative, performance-based education programs. The company is dedicated to igniting a spark in our shared humanity, and enriching the lives of ALL New Haven citizens no matter their economic status, race, sexual orientation, gender or cultural heritage by bringing world-class artists together with a wide cross section of the community to explore the timeless stories and poetry of Shakespeare as he was intended – through performance. Beyond performing for the community, Elm works with the community to bring these universal stories to life, giving individuals the opportunity to find their voice and be heard in ways that change our community for the better.
Position 1: The Fellow will be responsible for the successful management of ESC’s summer education programs including 3 sessions of Players Camp, a Teen Intensive, and the ‘Scholars’ Theatrical Internship. This includes the preparation of all camp materials, registration processing, parent communication, background checks, and logistics of teacher training.
Position 2: The Fellow will work directly with the Producer on a host of production management tasks including preparation of Union contracts, production meetings, playbill copy editing, company travel arrangements, donor appreciation and company communication.
Agency website: www.elmshakespeare.org
International Festival of Arts and Ideas
The mission of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas is to create an internationally renowned festival in New Haven, Connecticut that features the highest quality with world-class artists, thinkers and leaders, attracting and engaging a broad and diverse audience. The Festival’s core activity is a 15-day festival of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that celebrates the greatest artists and thinkers from around the world. Now in its 22nd season, each June the Festival takes over the theaters, open spaces, and courtyards of New Haven, attracting an attendance of more than 100,000 to its events, of which more than 80% of are completely free to the public. Festival events have featured some of the most prestigious jazz, classical music, dance, and theater artists in the world, and the Festival’s free Ideas programs bring inspiring, provocative, challenging and delightful ideas to a wide public.Working directly with the Festival’s Community Engagement Manager, the Fellow will work directly with 12-15 New Haven high school students who have participated in a Festival arts curriculum from January through May and will immerse themselves in the June programming of the International Festival and preparing for a Town Hall style presentation.
Agency website: www.artidea.org
Shubert Summer Theater and Arts Camp
The Shubert Summer Theater and Arts Camp gives middle school students the opportunity to pursue the arts during the summer in a fun and educational atmosphere. The camp employs New Haven art teachers and local artists to teach classes. Under the supervision of the Director of Education and the Camp Director, the Fellow will assist in scheduling, training, and preparation leading up to camp and then co-manage the day-to-day running of the camp. The Fellow will be in charge of organizing all post-lunch activities during camp and will also handle attendance and payroll.
Agency website: www.shubertcamp.com
Yale Repertory Theatre/Yale School of Drama’s The Dwight-Edgewood Project
Dwight/Edgewood Project (D/EP) is a community outreach program started in 1995 by Yale School of Drama in concert with Yale Repertory Theatre. Modeled after the acclaimed 52nd Street Project, D/EP pairs children in grades 6-7 from New Haven’s Barnard Environmental Studies School with students from Yale School of Drama (YSD). Over an intensive four weeks, students learn how to write a play, while experiencing success and empowerment through the arts on Yale’s campus. The Fellow will serve as a Mentor and will be paired with one middle school student throughout the Playmaking process. Additionally, the Fellow will provide critical administrative support for the program’s Management Team and the Project Coordinator.