IIP Internships in the Arts
Location: Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India
Utilizing a multifaceted approach to village development, the Agency for Non Konventional Urban Rural Initiatives (ANKURI) empowers rural women through income generation, alleviation of poverty and promotion of health, education and the full participation of women and children in Uttrakhand society. Ankuri’s mission is to empower village women to become economically self sufficient, enabling them to be decision makers in their families thus improving the health and education of their children. Opening pathways to long-term development of the community is Ankuri’s ultimate goal. They achieve their mission through four distinct programs: craft and vocational training, a literacy program, a medical program and a travel program. The craft and vocational traiing program trains women in knitting, weaving and stitching. For this program they are looking for IIP candidates who are interested in being designers and trainers. The literacy program provides 20-35 children english language classes and soft skills classes. IIP interns selected for this program should have a passion in education and ideas on how to best upgrade the resources of the program. For the medical program, Ankuri in partnership with Dil Se foundation provides villages in with annual medical camps. IIP interns may help run these camps in partnership with local physicians. The medical camps have provided villagers with access to primary care, cataract surgeries, cervical cancer screening, maternal and child health care and immunizations. Lastly, for their travel program, IIP interns will produce promotional brochures and other materials to help publicize the organization to organizations and individuals both within India and abroad. IIP candidates with interests in microfinance, economic and community development, public health, literacy, and/or education are encouraged to apply. Five placements have been established for International Internship Program, (IIP) interns.
|For UPDATED information on SUMMER 2016 and TO APPLY, click here: Ankuri|
Baboro International Arts Festival for Children
Location: Galway, Ireland
Baboró International Arts Festival for Children is Ireland’s flagship international arts festival devoted exclusively to children and families. It brings the most diverse selection of world-class events from Ireland and around the world to its annual one-week festival in Galway each October. The IIP intern will be an essential part of their team as they prepare for their 16th annual festival. The IIP intern will be responsible for updating and developing the Welcome Pack for Artists and Delegates, working on the Google AdWords campaign, updating the Baboró website with Festival information, conducting web research for Baboró, and other duties as they arise. The IIP intern will have the opportunity to develop additional projects in line with the needs of the 2014 Festival. IIP candidates with an interest in the arts are encouraged to apply. One placement has been established for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
Previous work responsibilities (in the words of the previous IIP interns): Intern One: My main responsibility was to create the official Welcome Pack for the incoming artists and delegates of the 2013 festival. This involved researching each participating company and its respective show, writing the company backgrounds and show descriptions, designing the welcome pack, and collecting business contact information/soliciting deals. I served as the point of contact for company managers, helped create festival schedules, and assisted in updating and revising the Baboró website. Intern Two: Designed, created, and assembled 300 craft kits for the festival to sell as merchandise. Also ordered other merchandise.
|For UPDATED information on SUMMER 2016 and TO APPLY, click here: Baboro International Festival for the Arts for Children|
Bayimba Cultural Foundation
Location: Kampala, Uganda
About: Bayimba Cultural Foundation recognizes the relevance of culture and arts in developing and shaping society. It also recognizes the potential of the arts and creative arts industry in Uganda and believes that it offers viable options for self realization by individual artists as well as arts organizations and that it contributes to social and economic development in Uganda. The Bayimba Cultural Foundation is dedicated to making Uganda a significant hub for music and arts on the African continent and over the past several years it has sought to organize a wide range of activities to develop the creative arts industry in Uganda. One placement has been established for an IIP intern.
Intern responsibilities: This summer, an IIP intern will be responsible for the execution of an assessment of Bayimba’s past and current arts education programme within the wider Ugandan (and East African) context and make recommendations for the future (competitive) positioning of Bayimba Academy as a separate and distinguished (informal) arts education institution. Specific responsibilities for the IIP interns will include a desk-study to collect and assess information available (research, surveys, policies etc.); meetings with relevant internal/external stakeholders (staff, partners, participants); an environmental scan of (current and future) arts education climate; assessment of Bayimba’s relevance, strengths and weaknesses in arts education; identification of business niche(s) for the future Bayimba Academy and presentation of assessment and recommendations to the full Bayimba team.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with a background in social sciences and an interest in creative industry are encouraged to apply. Experience in arts education, cross-cultural communication and relevant software applications would be an asset. Interested IIP candidates should also have good analytical, presentation, organizational and collaborative skills.
Previous work responsibilities (in the words of the previous IIP intern): Intern 1: Researcher: developed framework for measuring the economic impact of music festivals in East Africa, which involved survey creation, interviews, and marketing ; helped with logistics at music festivals (ticket sales, information) ; launched an artists' cooperative which gave Ugandan artists a vehicle for sharing performance opportunities, equipment, and skills/knowledge; transcribed speeches at associated events. Intern 2: Marketing and Advertising Strategic Coordinator: brand promotion, media landscape analysis, analysis of current advertising tools, competitive analysis, etc.
|For UPDATED information on SUMMER 2016 and TO APPLY, click here: Bayimba Cultural Foundation|
The Cape Town Edge, ASSITEJ, and Alexander Upstairs
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
About: This IIP placement is with all three entities: the Cape Town Edge, ASSITEJ and Alexander Upstairs. The Cape Town Edge is a festival within a festival. They bring together productions that show off the lively, diverse, and high quality theater industry of Cape Town and create a vibrant space at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival for them to thrive. The Association Internationale du Theatre pour l'Enfance et la Jeunesse (ASSITEJ) is a global alliance linking thousands of theaters, organizations and individuals in more than 80 countries, working in the field of theater for children and young people. ASSITEJ South Africa links theater practitioners, organizations, schools and companies across the country who share a belief in the transformative difference that theater can make in the lives of young people. ASSITEJ SA focuses on creating access to theater for young people, supporting and developing emerging and established artists, empowering arts’ education, and connecting and advocating for the arts in the lives of young people. The main project of ASSITEJ will be a sister project of Cape Town Edge. Alexander Upstairs is a professional theater. Three placements have been established for IIP interns.
Intern responsibilities: IIP responsibilities may include but are not limited to: overseeing productions (including technical dimensions), hands on marketing, the collection and collation of audience data, and the presentation of workshops. IIP interns will have the opportunity to take initiative and run with a number of aspects of the planned projects, depending on their skills and interest. The intern may also work on production and marketing, including learning aspects of technical theater (sound, lighting, set, and multimedia). There is also the opportunity to travel to another festival with a production from National Arts Festival before returning to Cape Town to wrap up projects. Previous IIP interns have created a budget for the performances at the festival, drafted reports for sponsors, contributed website content and managed other festival related logistics.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in the performing arts, arts administration, theater, working behind-the-scenes in theater, working with children, and doing workshops are encouraged to apply. Technical experience in running a theater show and knowledge of the backstage workings of a theater would be an asset.
|For UPDATED information on SUMMER 2016 and TO APPLY, click here: Cape Town Edge, ASSITEJ, and Alexander Upstairs|
SAMRO (Southern Africa Music Rights Organization) Foundation
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
About: The aims and objectives of the SAMRO Foundation include the promotion of the national arts through sponsorships of various kinds, encouraging excellence in the arts through education, facilitating economic participation in the creative economy, influencing cultural and arts policy by means of research and advocacy, and promoting living cultural heritage.
Intern responsibilities: The IIP intern will be responsible for: organizing and conducting workshops on various issues surrounding preservation and promotion of music; organizing small-scale exhibitions on certain South African composers and their works; conducting research on South African composers in order to compile comprehensive profiles for exhibitions and workshops; assisting the team to further develop the current Music Archive Marketing Strategy; and strengthening the SAMRO Foundation's website and social media presence.
Qualifications: Candidates with interests in marketing, communications, music and the creative industries (arts, culture and heritage) are encouraged to apply. Technical skills in project management, research, and/or archival databases would be an asset.
View a power point by a past IIP intern: Julie Leary.pptx
|For UPDATED information on SUMMER 2016 and TO APPLY, click here: Southern African Music Rights Organization (SAMRO) Foundation|