Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is currently accepting applications for our fall internships. All of our fall internships are paid and are part-time (between 18-24 hours per week) so that students may fit the internship around their class schedule.
For more information visit: http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Internships_for_College_Students.aspx
The Savannah Music Festival is currently seeking interns to serve in its Development Department beginning summer 2013. Possible Projects Include:
Field Research/ Environmental Scan:
- o Identify donor recognition best practices and tiers of giving
- o Assess aspects of special events that are effective both in participation and fundraising
- o Compile samples of effective arts organizations’ collateral, website, fundraising activities including mail appeals
- o Identify creative and innovative ways to attract new and diverse audiences, i.e. social media, crowd-sourcing, etc.
- o Assist with the organization, copywriting, and coordination of new website content at www.savannahmusicfestival.org/support/supportoverview.php
- o Assist with the development of a fundraising case for support of Savannah Music Festival, its planned giving program, and/ or endowment
Policies and Procedures:
- o Research policy standards for nonprofit organizations, compiling sample policies to draft a Gift Acceptance Policy and Gift Acknowledgement Policy
To submit a resume and discuss opportunity contact Christine Beddia, director of development, at 912-234-3378 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Savannah Music Festival visit them at www.savannahmusicfestival.org
Congratulations to Arts Administration Graduate Student Aleatha Williams for receiving the spring 2013 SCAD thesis proposal award outlining her project-based thesis entitled An Interactive Inclusion Program for High Functioning 4th Graders with Autism Spectrum Disorder in an Art Museum Setting.
Aleatha is a 2011 graduate of Russell Sage College, Troy NY, with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts in Therapy where she was named a Kellas Scholar.
Williams, who has been hearing impaired from the age of 2, earned an Associate of Science in Art from Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody, Georgia and has developed a lifelong passion for making art more enjoyable and accessible for everyone.
Aleatha’s proposal and final project-based thesis submission can be found via MySCAD / Departmental Website this summer.
Patron Technology is looking or an Executive Assistant to the CEO and a Regional Account Executive, as well as summer interns. Professor Kelsey has worked with Patron Technology as a client and highly recommends them.
Patron Technology aims to revolutionize the ticketing industry by providing arts and other live entertainment organizations with world-class customer relationship management (CRM), box office ticketing, fundraising, and e-mail marketing technology.
Founded in 2001 by Eugene Carr, the New York City-based company became the leader in e-marketing technology serving arts and non-profit organizations with its first product, PatronMail, used by over 1,500 cultural clients in every state and eight countries overseas.
The Savannah Dance Festival is looking for creative assistance in Marketing, Publicity, Fundraising and Social Media in order to promote our next event, Alex Ketley’s No Hero, a documentary film with live performance on October 26, 2013, at Armstrong Atlantic State University. For more information please see www.alexketley.com.
Please contact Bobbie Shelton @ email@example.com or (912) 656-8435.
A Few Past Sponsorships/Fundraising Events
April 25, 2013: The Savannah Dance Festival sponsored a Master Class and Mini Performance by the Joffrey Concert Group at Savannah Arts Academy. The Joffrey Concert Group is the performance division of the world renowned Joffrey Ballet School. The Joffrey Concert Group, founded in 1981 by Robert Joffrey, performs work of co-founder Gerald Arpino and of its current Artistic Director Davis Robertson, as well as Brian McSween. The JCG is made up of the highest level of trainees at the school who range in age from 17 to 23, with a majority being post high school and pre-professional dancers. Brian McSween, Associate Artistic Director of the JCG, conducted the Master Class.
“Having the Joffrey Concert Group at SAA was such an incredible learning opportunity for our students. They were so inspired by Brian’s teaching and by the dancers’ performance. We are so grateful to the Savannah Dance Festival for providing invaluable exposure to this level of artistry, since many of our students are not able to travel to see companies like Joffrey”, comments Christine Shawl, Director of the Dance Department at SAA.
“In keeping with our mission of inspiring and educating young dance students, we were happy to introduce a group of this caliber to the SAA dance students. We are also grateful to the parents of SAA students who volunteered and opened their homes to the Joffrey dancers during their stay in Savannah” states SDF President, Bobbie Shelton.
September 23, 2012: The film, PINA, was presented in collaboration with the Psychotronic Film Society and was screened three times at the Muse Arts Warehouse with a portion of the ticket sales donated to the Savannah Dance Festival. Wim Wenders’s 3-D dance documentary film is a tribute to the life and work of the late German modern dancer and choreographer, Pina Bausch, who died in 2009. Wenders received an Academy Award nomination for best documentary feature in 2012. The film captures selections of her work performed by members of the Tanztheater Wuppertal, the group that she took over in 1973.
August 12, 2012: The film, First Position, winner of the Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, was screened three times at the Muse Arts Warehouse in collaboration with the Psychotronic Film Society with a portion of the ticket sales donated to the Savannah Dance Festival. Bess Kargman’s award-winning, box office hit documentary, follows six extraordinary dancers as they prepare for the chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries, all while navigating the drama of adolescence. A showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, First Position a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted ballet stars of tomorrow. First Position had its World Premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and was named the audience choice’s 1st runner-up for Best Documentary. It also won the Jury Prize at the San Francisco Doc Fest, the audience award for Best Documentary at the Dallas International Film Festival, the audience award for Best Documentary at the Portland International Film Festival, and the audience award for Best Documentary at DOC NYC.
February 14, 2012: Casablanca, our first gala fundraiser was held at the Jepson Center on Valentine’s Day and hosted by Stratton and Mary Leopold, owners of Leopold’s Ice Cream. It was catered by Leoci’s and featured commentary by special guest, American Dance Festival Co-Dean, Gerri Houlihan. Ms. Houlihan presented two pieces of her own choreography with dancers from the Florida State University Dance department. They performed alongside local dancers including Savannah Dance Festival founding member, Ms. Karen Burns. Live music was provided by the Jody Espina Jazz Quartet. While in Savannah, Ms. Houlihan conducted a Master Class at Savannah College of Art and Design and Savannah Arts Academy sponsored by the Savannah Dance Festival.
President Pat Alley and Stratton Leopold were interviewed at the event by WJCL News with Jenifer Andrews and the interview was broadcast that evening. A full page photo spread dedicated to the fundraiser was published in the Bunny in the City Sunday column in the Savannah Morning News.
“To Educate, Inspire and Promote the Art of Dance”
Savannah Dance Festival
PO Box 13691
Savannah, GA 31416
A 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Organization
News from the Southeastern Museum Conference . . .
University students throughout our region are engaged in challenging and important work in southeastern museums. They are doing object-based research, producing exhibits, conducting oral history interviews, creating content for websites, and developing public programs. Building upon the success of SEMC’s popular annual Curatorial Research session, this session will provide a showcase for student work and a way for students to connect and network with experienced museum professionals and other students.
Proposals are now being solicited for 10-minute presentations that will be part of a 75-minute session at SEMC’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Savannah, GA. Up to four presentations will be selected by a jurying committee of southeastern museum professionals. Selected presenters will receive a free SEMC student membership, but will be responsible for their own Annual Meeting registration fees and travel costs.
Instructions: Mail or email the application form below and a copy of your resume to Pam Meister, Curator, Mountain Heritage Center, 150 HF Robinson, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC 29723, firstname.lastname@example.org,  227-3192. Visit the website at http://www.semcdirect.net/
Deadline and Notification: Application must be emailed or postmarked by 5 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2013. Applications will be reviewed by the jurying committee and all applicants will receive notification by Monday, August 26, 2013.
Note that recent graduates of the program may also apply. Contact Professor Kelsey for additional information (email@example.com)
On Thursday, May 9, the Department of Arts Administration is hosting a spring quarter Grad.Salon.
About Grad.Salon: “Grad.Salon is an interdisciplinary event designed to give graduate students a place to showcase their thesis research or final project in progress. Each salon features three to four presenters, giving each a chance to reach a larger audience for feedback from outside their department. Come see what our talented grads are working on, enjoy some food, and make connections in the SCAD graduate community.”
As such, three of the four presenations are from our own AADM ranks:
1. SaMil Baker – White Paper: “Finally, A Creative Economy Built on the Arts: The Economic Benefits of Developing the Arts as an Industry”
2. TBA Writing Graduate Student
3. Sarah Wise – “PY – Art from Parkland’s Youth: A juried exhibition featuring art from local high school students in Parkland, Washington”
4. Shyana Shia – “Feasibility Study and Capital Campaign Outline for Savannah Children’s Choir”
Please consider coming by or dialing in from whereever you might be.
Thursday, May 9
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Poetter Hall, room 204
342 Bull Street
Or, via Adobe Connect at http://scadconnect.scad.edu/gradsalonsp13/ Just log in with your SCAD ID or enter as a guest.
The Britt Festivals in Jacksonville, Oregon, has a summer internship opportunity for a really substantial internship in development that would be an outstanding experience for the right student. We are only opening it up to graduate students. The internship will run approximately 10 weeks, full-time, and has a $3600 stipend. We may also be able to provide housing.
Any interested students can contact Rachel Jones Director of Education and Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information, or can look at the Britt Festivals website: www.brittfest.org/internships .
Classical & Education Development – (Summer)
As a nonprofit organization, Britt Festivals relies on philanthropy from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government sources to provide support for general operations and our unique artistic and education programs including the Britt Classical Festival and the Britt Institute. 40 hours per week with some evening and weekend hours.
Classical & Education Development Intern Job Requirements
- Background and interest in fundraising, donor cultivation, and development
- Outstanding writing and interpersonal communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask
- Ability to work with a variety of departments and overlapping needs
- Keen strategic thinking skills
- Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite)
The Classical & Education Development Intern will work with the Classical Festival and Education Department heads to develop and begin implementation of a strategic plan for engaging and cultivating a donor base for Britt’s mission-based programming. They will be responsible for assisting the Development staff in a variety of fundraising activities, and for working with department heads to plan communication and messaging strategies, events timelines, and cultivation opportunities.
4th Annual Fast Pitch Competition / Arts Administration Graduate Student Takes Second Place For Her “Beasts of English”
Congrats to Ella van Wyk, an Arts Administration MA Graduate Student, for taking second place in the 4th Annual Fast Pitch Competition sponsored by Creative Coast. Ella was was one of the final 30 contestants this year and she placed second in the category of Student Entrepreneur pitching her illustrated children’s book that helps students of all ages learn grammar. You can view her project in its online form at www.beastsofenglish.wordpress.com.
View the video here.
About the Fast Pitch:
Creative Coast hosted the 4th annual Fast Pitch Competition at the Savannah Morning News auditorium. The Creative Coast is a non-profit organization supported by The City of Savannah and SEDA (Savannah Economic Development Authority). Creative Coast exists to nurture the members of the community engaged in creative or innovative endeavors and to cultivate an environment in which they can thrive. The Fast Pitch event is a competition of 30 finalists who are all in various stages of entrepreneurial ventures. Each contestant gets 3 minutes (exactly) to pitch their idea to a panel of community leaders followed by a Q & A session by a selected panel. There are winners for each category, Local, Early Stage and Student Entrepreneur, and a grand prize winner overall. Each contestant is given a display area to show off their idea/product/venture and they spend the day networking with various investors and community members.
All the pitches will be available for viewing on You Tube shortly. Check out http://fastpitchcompetition.com/ for updates.
The Museum of Design Atlanta announced the winning vignette of The South’s Next Wave: Design Challenge exhibition at its Design Award Party.
Congratulations to Arts Administration M.A. Graduate Student Caryn Grossman of cg creative interiors for being selected.
Read the entire announcement here: