Foundation for Contemporary Arts : Internship
Founded by artists Jasper Johns and John Cage in 1963, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) mission is to encourage, sponsor, and promote contemporary visual and performance arts. Through a nomination process, individual artists and collective groups working in dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and the visual arts are awarded unrestricted grants for projects of their own choosing. A fund is also maintained to help artists with unexpected emergencies. Since FCA’s inception, over 3,000 grants to artists and arts organizations—totaling over $13 million—have provided opportunities for creative exploration and development. FCA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity and raises funds through the sale of artwork donated by visual artists for periodic benefit exhibitions and through contributions from individuals and foundations.
FCA offers semester-long and summer internships to undergraduate and graduate students. Given the small size of the FCA staff, interns are given meaningful projects that provide an in-depth exposure to a nonprofit arts organization.
Semester-long interns are asked to make a two day minimum weekly commitment for a minimum of twelve weeks. Summer interns are asked to make a full-time commitment for a minimum of ten weeks. FCA is pleased to offer a stipend to semester and summer interns.
Selection is made on the basis of the applicant’s interest in contemporary art, performance, music, and dance and/or the applicant’s interest in fund-raising and development, and the desire to have a meaningful work experience. Applicants should be responsible, organized, motivated and detail oriented individuals with good writing skills, computer skills and a professional phone manner.
The application process is ongoing. Summer interns must apply by March 15 to be considered. Academic semester interns may apply at any time. To apply please include a resume and cover letter detailing how your background and coursework will contribute as well as what you wish to gain from the internship. Please submit application to: firstname.lastname@example.org.