MFA Grant Opportunity: Art Action Grants, Fall 2018

Social Practice Queens (SPQ) is pleased to announce the launch of Action Art Grants: FALL 2018, a series of student-led, socially engaged, and community-based projects with support from the Rubin and Velcik Foundations. This SPQ initiative is designed to help bridge the gap between MFA studio-based practices and action towards social, political, environmental or economic justice in the world at the local, national, or international level.

The grant is available to any matriculating Queens College MFA student concentrating in Social Practice and Advanced Certificate in Critical Social Practice students (though partnering with non- SPQ students is allowed and encouraged). The total maximum amount of each grant is $1500 USD. An advisor will be required for each project whose compensation is separate from the grant amount.

The project proposal must:
– Be designed in collaboration with at least one other MFA student (does not have to be SPQ), and also be developed in coordination with a community partner (or partners) located outside CUNY.
– Specify a specific outcome in which art as social action plays a central role. In other words, if the final form of the project is an exhibition or a screening or a document the work must also have a direct, positive social component somewhere along the way that is engaged in community planning around civic justice, environmental improvement, urban policy, political critique, economic development or a similar goal.
– Include an evaluative assessment plan with timelines must be built into the project proposal. This should include how the project “works” with the non-CUNY community.
– Present a thought-out theoretical methodology based on your own artistic research and readings and related seminars preferably with existing models of projects as reference materials.

All proposals are due: September 25th, 2018.

For full application details, view or download the pdf below:

Internship Opportunity: Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program is seeking enthusiastic and committed candidates who desire to learn about contemporary art and arts administration. Successful candidates will be amiable, adaptable, professional, social, and confident. Interns should be comfortable working as a member of a team —working well with directions, while feeling confident to provide their own insights. The EFA Studio Program is a juried membership program for professional visual artists. The program provides subsidized studio space for over 70 contemporary artists.

EFA Studio Program internships provide a unique opportunity to work directly with artists in their studios as Artist Assistants and actively contribute to the creation of exhibitions and programs while gaining exposure to the inner-workings of a multi-faceted, non-profit arts space as Administrative Interns. Interns will split their time between assisting artists and working with EFA Studio Program staff in the office. A complete listing of our current member artists can be found on our website:

EFA Studio Program intern responsibilities during the Fall will include:
– Acting as Artist Assistants to EFA Studio Member artists
– Working on research projects involving artists, non-profits, and residency programs
– Hands-on planning and assistance for special events, open houses, and galleries
– Daily office administrative duties including: processing applications, filing, data entry,
phone and email
– Maintaining websites (Squarespace) and newsletters as well as social media sites,
Facebook and Twitter

Qualifications for all EFA Interns:
– Junior, Senior, or Graduate student with related major and/or interest in contemporary art
– Proficiency in Mac applications, Microsoft Office, and Adobe CS preferred
– Basic office skills (filing, phones, data entry)
– Ability to handle artwork and willingness to learn and work with unfamiliar mediums
– Personal experience working on Facebook and Instagram
– Commitment of 2 days per week, 10am-6pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday)

We are currently looking for Fall interns to begin in September and remain through
December 2018.
To apply:
Please email your cover letter and resume to Natalia Nakazawa:
Please include the days you will be available to intern and your projected start date. This is a TWO day per week internship. Regular hours are 10am – 6pm.

Faculty Exhibition: Lisa Mackie, “Here Then and Now”

We invite you all to professor Lisa Mackie’s new show Here Then and Now at June Kelly Gallery, 166 Mercer St. in SoHo. The show will be up from Sept 6th – Oct 9th, with an opening reception on Thurs, September 6th, 6-8pm. Lisa Mackie is a New York artist, a master printer with a long and distinguished career. Besides her success as an individual artist, she has also collaborated with many, many others in order to more fully realize their own print-based works. To see more of Professor Mackie’s work, visit her website!

Internship Opportunity: Morgan Library and Museum

The Morgan Library and Museum is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Rudin Internship, School Program Assistant. This internship opportunity for a full-time, active CUNY undergraduate student.

Rudin Internship: School Program Assistant

The Education Department is seeking a School Program Assistant to help implement the Morgan’s school, teacher, and family programs. The candidate must be a full-time undergraduate student at a CUNY school. He or she must demonstrate a keen interest in the field of museum education and in the visual arts, a rigorous attention to detail, and solid writing and communication skills. The intern will assist in the daily implementation of school and after-school programs, set-up and clean-up of classes, maintain school and family program supplies, assist in preparing teachers’ confirmation packets, submit event forms, and assist in the production of school and family pamphlets and flyers. Physical condition should allow lifting, bending, reaching top shelves, and pushing carts. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. The School Program Assistant reports to the Education Associate and the Assistant Manager of School Programs with overall supervision by the Manager of Education Programs. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are able to contact only active CUNY undergraduate students whose skills and background best fit our needs.

Compensation: $15.00 / hour

Hours: 10–15 per week

Days: 2–3 days per week (schedule negotiable)

The CUNY Undergraduate Internship Program at The Morgan Library & Museum is made possible by a grant from the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation.

To apply:
Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to: Please reference #HR3020PPE on all your communication

For additional information, visit the Morgan Library website

Employment Opportunity: Design for the Knight News

The Knight News, the Queens College student-run newspaper is looking for graphic designers to assist them in different areas of the paper. They are looking for:
(1) a graphic designer with excellent proficiency in ADOBE INDESIGN, to help with bi-weekly layouts on TUESDAYS
(2) a graphic and/or web designer to help with the restructuring/re-vamping of our website,
(3) a graphic designer to help us redesign our logo, and create one for our new photoblog: Humans of Queens College

Additional information: These positions will come with a recommendation letter endorsing your skills, help with adding the position onto your resume, meals/snacks, and more! It is a great opportunity to build your resume, with a position that works with you and your schedule (hours are 100% flexible with the exception of Tuesdays)!

If interested please email the following with your name, resume, and dates/times of availability to schedule a brief (15 minutes) interview:

Employment Opportunity: Art Assistant at NSHAHS

North Shore Hebrew Academy High School is seeking a part-time Art Assistant! See the details below for requirements and contact information.

Anticipated Vacancy: Part-Time, (High School) Art Assistant Position. 2018-2019 School Year. Art Portfolio Required.

Successful candidate MUST:
• Be flexible with schedule
• Available to teach both After School Art Clubs and assist/communicate with Art Department Chairperson during school day
• Demonstrate ability to work efficiently and be organized
• Have strong experience in Ceramics
• Additional experience in Drawing & Painting, Sewing, Fashion Design, Architecture, Printmaking and Technical Proficiency in Various Traditional Media – (Acrylic, Oil and Water Color Paint, Chalk and Oil Pastel, Colored Pencil and Charcoal etc.).
• Be proficient in Digital Media (Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator etc.).
• Photograph / Document Student Artwork while maintaining and organizing all digital files
• Monitor Inventory of Art Room supplies

Please submit copy of Resume, Cover Letter, and list of professional references directly to Lindsay Rabson, Art Department Chairperson: (Email)

Internship Opportunity: Museum Education at Corning Museum of Glass

The Corning Museum of Glass is pleased to announce an internship open to graduate students interested in participating in the Museum’s work toward creating a more Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive (DEI) environment, in support of the Museum’s mission and values. This internship is being sponsored by the Museum Education Department and will provide the intern with the opportunity to participate in educational planning, programming, and interpretation. The internship provides an opportunity to study at the most comprehensive glass museum in the world, to have access to the library of record on glass, to learn from top professionals in the field, and to contribute to valuable work to the growing field of DEI.
Learning/Training Opportunities
  • Organize programs and grassroots campaigns.
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of multiracial and intersectional coalition-building.
  • Gain an understanding of the importance and challenges of increasing the participation of people of color, women, transgender people, youth, and other underrepresented groups, in a museum.
  • Develop administrative skills that are applicable to entry-level employment.
  • Gain an understanding of museum education in a specialized art museum.
  • Experience interdisciplinary planning, programming, interpretation and evaluation in an institution dedicated to art, history, science, and technology.

Potential Activities

  • Actively participate on content and program development teams and in education department projects.
  • Conduct project-based research, including assisting with the administration of an organizational DEI audit.
  • Actively participate on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matrix Team.


  • The preferred candidate should be energetic, resourceful, and motivated. The individual must have excellent writing, research, and communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and a strong capacity to work independently.
  • Other qualifications include:
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse groups of people
    • Interest in becoming a museum educator
    • Strong emotional intelligence and organizational skills
    • Currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, one of the following graduate degree programs: museum studies, women and gender studies, African American studies, art history, art education, museum education, nonprofit management, science, or another related program
    • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications

Additional Benefits

  • Monthly stipend of $2,000 for a duration of 2 months
  • 25% discount in Museum Shops and Café
  • Free admission to the museum for you and your guests
  • Opportunities to attend staff events and artist lectures
  • Assistance upon request with providing necessary documentation of your internship for your institution’s requirements for academic credit

Application Instructions
Send the following documents to prior to August 15, 2018:

  • Résumé
  • Letter of introduction explaining your current areas of study and interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion work in museums
  • Two sealed letters of recommendation or contact information (phone and email) for references.

Applicant Notification

  • All applications will be reviewed by our internship selection committee and notified of committee decisions.
  • Selected individuals may be asked to interview in person or over the phone.

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