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Emerging Native American/Indegenous Artists

Apply Now! Learn about museum work and participate in workshops with master Native American artists. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY AUGUST 28, 2017.

The museum internship for emerging Native American/Indigenous artists is part of Arizona State Museum’s (ASM) program Honoring Traditions and Building Generations, funded through the National Endowment for the Arts. This 9-month program honors master Native American artists and supports emerging Native American/Indigenous artists, while educating museum visitors about Native American pottery and basketry. Six internships available.

Master Artists

Pottery - Gwen Setalla (Hopi), Caroline Lucero-Carpio (Isleta Pueblo), Shelden Nuñez-Velarde (Jicarilla Apache)

Basketry - Terrol Dew Johnson (Tohono O’odham), Sally Black (Navajo), Jessica Lomatewama (Hopi)

 

Internship Expectations

Interns will work with museum personnel and master artists in a group setting to refine their skills as artists and to gain hands-on experience in museum programming and collection care. Interns will:

• Help produce ASM’s monthly family programs
• Access and research ASM collections
• Participate in lectures and demonstrations led by master artists
• Participate in workshops with master artists
• Participate in workshops led by ASM, Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center, and Museum and Southwest Folklife Alliance
• Interview a master artist
• Work with fellow interns to develop a family workshop and panel discussion
• Demonstrate your own art form at the museum

Time Committment

Interns must commit to participating 3 consecutive days each month over a 9-month period. Trainings take place on Friday afternoons, Saturdays, and Sundays. Interns will be required to give a 2 hour museum demonstration.* Additional time may be required to prepare for the Intern led lecture, showcase, and family program

The internship will take place at ASM, located on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Arizona. Sunday workshops with master artists will occur offsite.

Internship Timeline (Intern demonstration time to be scheduled)

  • September 15, 2017 Orientation, ASM behind-the-scenes
  • September 22-23, 2017 Welcome, Museum and Collections Training
  • October 20-22, 2017 Master Artist lecture, demo and workshop, Family Program
  • November 3-5, 2017 Master Artist lecture, demo and workshop, Family Program
  • December 8-10, 2017 Master Artist lecture, demo and workshop, Family Program
  • January 19-20, 2018 ASM, SFA and TONCCM workshops
  • February 9-11, 2018 Master Artist lecture, demo and workshop, Family Program
  • March 9-11, 2018 Master Artist lecture, demo and workshop, Family Program
  • April 13-15, 2018 Master Artist lecture, demo and workshop, Family Program
  • May 3-5, 2018 Intern led lecture, showcase, and family program

Intern Stipend

Interns will be paid a stipend of $1,350 divided into 3 installments of $450 over the course of the internship. Artists from outside Tucson may apply. It is the responsibility for all interns to arrange their own transportation and any lodging.

To Apply:

Preference will be given to applicants:
• who are Native American/Indigenous
• who have experience in Native American pottery or basketmaking
• who are committed to a creative learning process
• who are interested in careers in the arts, arts education or museum work with a commitment to the internship requirements

Applicants must:
• be responsible for their own transportation to Arizona State Museum and any lodging
• commit to the entire 9-month program

Applications are due: August 28, 2017
Must apply online at https://emergingartistinternship.submittable.com/submit.
There is no charge to apply through submittable.com, but you must create a personal profile in order to submit your application. Tutorials are available at http://help.submittable.com/knowledgebase/articles/225218-how-do-i-submit.

Interns will be notified beginning September 7, 2017.

Questions? Please contact Heather Ingram 520-626-2973, hci@email.arizona.edu.