Assets for Artists interns have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of an “artist support” organization, developing a wide variety of skills and experiences including social media marketing, enhanced writing skills, and experience managing data. The intern will also conduct independent research that will help strengthen the mission of the organization.
My time here at Assets for artist has been immensely beneficial to my overall skill set as well as my understanding of artist support organizations. What I enjoy most about my internship with A4A is the wide variety of work that I am tasked with. My responsibilities differ every week, which keeps me engaged, interested, and invested in what I am doing. My first week here, I was tasked with redesigning a lengthy grant application. It was my job to make the grant visually standout from the rest. I tested different fonts, layouts, and page designs to understand what was most readable while also aesthetically pleasing. I also added imagery and “pull quotes” to the grant to make it more visually stimulating. I have also had the opportunity to write thirty plus artist bios for the lucky individuals who have received the Assets for Artists Matched Savings Grant. Through this process I not only became a better writer, but as an artist myself, I learned what other artists in the field are planning for the future. I have a greater sense of where I would like to take my work and greater scope of what is possible. The learning outcomes of this internship have directly and indirectly impacted me. I am thankful for the experiences I have gained.
“My responsibilities differ every week, which keeps me engaged, interested, and invested in what I am doing.”