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Arts Administrator Internships and Mentorships

The Arts Administrator Internship Program will support internship and training opportunities for individuals who have a demonstrated commitment to arts administration, community cultural coordination, and/or curatorial practice in a gallery or museum. To facilitate ongoing community-based work, projects may be structured to support the professional development of an arts administrator in one of two ways:
  • An individual can arrange an internship placement with a cultural organization in any location, that will provide qualified and specific mentorship in arts administration, or
  • An individual can arrange a structured relationship with a qualified professional who will provide specific arts administration mentorship, at a distance and through organized visits, while the intern is working with an existing community-based organization.
The program will accept applications jointly prepared by potential interns, their mentor and the host organization that will support the placement and/or mentorship. As part of the application process, parties must define the structure and content for the internship, and develop a learning plan that is relevant to the interests and practical needs of participants.

Plans must describe lasting benefits to the intern, community artists and the infrastructure that supports those artists. Internships
should focus on activities related to community-based arts and culture administration, such as:
  • organizing workshops, events and other arts activities
  • community based research and planning
  • community outreach and network building
  • support, documentation and promotion of local artists
  • community cultural coordination or arts and culture facilitation
  • curatorial practice in a gallery or museum
Priority will be given to projects hosted by existing community-based arts groups, and First Nations cultural centres with a demonstrated commitment to the arts.

Arts Administrator Internship Program Guidelines [PDF]
Arts Administrator Internship Application Forms [WORD] or [PDF] *Fillable PDF requires the latest version of Adobe Reader to save your document.

Confirmation of Participation Letter Template [PDF]

Deadline: Next application deadline is Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Click here
to view the Grant Writing Handbook

For more information, please contact:
Cathi Charles Wherry: cathi@fpcc.ca

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