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Artpace San Antonio seeks motivated undergraduate students for semester-long
internships for academic credit in the following departments: Archive,
Education/Curatorial, PR/Development, and Studio/Exhibition Practices. The internships
are offered each semester, including summer, and are unpaid. They are competitive, and
offer invaluable practical experience, as well as the chance to become part of a world-
renowned contemporary art organization located in the heart of San Antonio.
Artpace serves as an advocate for contemporary art and as a catalyst for the creation
of significant art projects. We seek to nurture emerging and established artists and to
provide opportunities for inspiration, experimentation, and education. Through our
International Artist-in-Residence program (IAIR), we invite nine artists annually to
participate in a two-month residency. Each residency is comprised of three artists?
from Texas, one from elsewhere in the United States, and one from abroad. Artpace also
organizes four group or single-artist exhibitions of contemporary work each year in our
fourth gallery, the Hudson (Show)Room (HSR). The impact of our resident artists and
exhibitions is extended and strengthened by our broad range of panels, lectures, artist
talks, and school and community programs. Through these activities we are constantly
cultivating diverse audiences for contemporary art and providing a forum for ongoing
dialogue in San Antonio.
The undergraduate internships vary each semester according to upcoming exhibitions
and artists. Successful candidates must be able to work both independently and
collaboratively, and be able to devote significant energy to the tasks at hand while
bringing to the table new ideas and creative solutions. There are no prerequisites? just ask that you are focused and committed while here. You will get out of the internship
as much as you put into it.
Archive: An intern in this department will assist in the gathering and
organizing of material on resident artists, including visual material and press clippings.
The intern may organize and facilitate documentation of exhibitions, public programs,
and events. She/he may assist visitors to the archives (Artpace's library of current
publications and information on contemporary artists) and respond to outside requests for
Education/Curatorial: An intern in this department should have strong
written and verbal abilities, and an interest in developing those skills as they relate to
contemporary art. The intern will assist in the creation of public programs (for people of
all ages) associated with exhibitions. This may include developing new ideas or
facilitating projects already in the works. The intern will assist with written material
produced about current and future exhibitions, including gallery notes and press releases.
This may include research, summarizing information, and daily tasks associated with
PR/Development: An intern in this department will assist External Affairs
with press and donor relations as well as database management. People skills and
attention to detail are a must. The intern will have the opportunity to be significantly
involved in a new, ongoing series of events geared toward familiarizing the community
with our organization, as well as in the planning of large fundraising events to take place
in the late spring and fall.
Studio/Exhibition Practices: An intern in this department will work to help
resident artists in the production of new projects. They may assist the technical and
studio staff in planning and installing IAIR projects, HSR exhibitions, and other
artworks. Interns may also assist the studio staff with preparing the building for
exhibitions, programs, events, and openings.
For questions or to apply contact:
Kate Green, Education and Curatorial Associate, at 210.212.4900 x111 or
Artpace is located downtown at 445 North Main Avenue, between Savings and
Martin streets, San Antonio, TX. Free parking is available on the corner of Savings and
Flores streets. Artpace is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 12-5 PM,
Thursday, 12-8 PM, and by appointment. Admission is free.
445 North Main Avenue San Antonio TX 78205 t 210 212 4900 f 210 212 4990 www.artpace.org
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