Paid Internship opportunities

Americans for the Arts seeks interns…



Be Part of the Work to Ensure Access to the Arts and Arts Education for All Americans…


We are now accepting applications for our Fall 2018 Internships  Additional details and full job descriptions are available in the links below.  Apply today!

The Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to investigate and participate in the operations of the nation’s leading nonprofit for advancing the arts in America. Through a combination of learning experiences, work projects, and group collaborations, interns become integral members of our team. Interns are expected to participate in daily activities, contribute skills and ideas, and produce excellent work, all the while preparing to become the next generation of arts, nonprofit, and cultural leaders.

Internship Information

• Hours: 15-20 hours per week (part-time)

• Start Date: September 11th, 2018

• End Date: Week of November 16th, 2018

• Compensation: Paid, hourly

• Locations: DC and NYC offices (specific internship locations noted in parentheses)

• Weekly Schedule: Flexible, determined with Intern Supervisor

Available Internships

1. Development/Leadership Alliances (DC)

2. Local Arts Advancement (DC)

3. Marketing & Communications (DC)

4. Private Sector Initiatives (NYC)

D.C. firm seeks candidates for position

Golden Triangle Business Improvement District seeks “Public Space Activation Manager”…


JOB OPPORTUNITY: Public Space Activation Manager, Washington, D.C.

DEADLINE:  Open Until Filled

Reports To:  Senior Director of Planning and Policy

Company Background:

Founded in 1997, the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) encompasses 43-square downtown blocks and works to enhance the public space from the White House to Dupont Circle and 16th Street, NW to 21st Street, NW. The BID’s vision is for a safe, clean, attractive and user friendly downtown that confirms Washington as the premier business and entertainment destination in the region and contributes to the perception that downtown Washington is a world-class destination.

In addition to its focus of maintaining an environment that is clean, safe and welcoming, the BID regularly initiates capital improvements to create attractive and unique urban spaces throughout the Golden Triangle neighborhood. The BID has taken the lead on activating public spaces, developing and implementing permanent public art projects, converting  to bio-retention areas, improving parks through design and transforming the Connecticut Avenue streetscape from K Street to Dupont Circle.

The day-to-day management is overseen by a full-time staff headquartered in the center of the BID. The BID is a non-profit 501(c)(6) corporation that elects a Board of Directors to govern its activities and is currently one of ten Washington-based Business Improvement Districts.


The Public Space Activation Manager will develop and implement a broad range of programs and projects for the continued vitality of the Golden Triangle neighborhood working closely with city and federal officials and other Golden Triangle stakeholders. The incumbent must have a passion for transforming the urban environment and strong skills in planning, project management, budgeting and the ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders and parties. This is a wonderful opportunity to activate the public realm in the central business district through public art, cultural events, public space improvements and other placemaking and activation tools.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Manages an overall strategy for placemaking and activating the public realm (such as parks, sidewalks, and open spaces) through permanent and temporary public art, cultural events, public space improvements, pop up retail and other activation tools.

Develops activation concepts, identifies partners, develops detailed project plans, manages budgets and provides contract management. Closely tracks schedule adherence and intervenes when appropriate.

Establishes and fosters relationships with artists, designers, the commercial real estate community and other stakeholders.

Works closely with city and federal agencies involved in approval processes, including DC Department of Transportation, National Park Service and historic preservation authorities. Includes approval, coordination and permitting.

Researches grant and other funding opportunities. Assists with writing grant proposals.

Works closely with the BID’s event manager to implement planning and with sponsorship manager to effectively tailor proposals that meet the needs of both the sponsor and the BID.

Keeps abreast of trends and opportunities in placemaking and activation.

Assists Senior Planning Director with other planning projects as appropriate.


Four to six years’ experience in Arts Management, Planning, Architecture, Public Administration or related field preferred.

Proven ability to manage projects, solve problems, apply sound judgment, and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast‐paced environment.

Demonstrated experience in working well with stakeholders and navigating complex approval processes and schedules.

Strong communication and organizational skills.

Demonstrated experience with projects that involve urban design elements.

A passion for public space activation and the BID’s mission and programs.

Experience with public art, culture, and/or international community desired.


Bachelor’s Degree required.

More Information


National Gallery of Art offers new series of photo evenrts

National Gallery of Art launches Spring lectures & demos on photography…

The following programs are made possible by the James D. and Kathryn K. Steele Fund for Photography. These presentations are held in conjunction with East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography, the first exhibition to focus exclusively on landscape photographs made in the eastern half of the United States during the 19th century. On view from March 12 through July 16, 2017, East of the Mississippi showcases some 175 works—from daguerreotypes and stereographs to albumen prints and cyanotypes—by numerous photographers whose efforts have often gone unheralded. Celebrating natural wonders such as Niagara Falls and the White Mountains, as well as capturing a cultural landscape fundamentally altered by industrialization, the Civil War, and tourism, these photographs not only helped shape America’s national identity but also played a role in the emergence of environmentalism.

Railroad PhotographsScreen Shot 2017-04-24 at 10.45.05 AM

April 23 at 12:00 p.m.

James Welling, artist

East Building Auditorium

James Welling discusses his series Railroad Photographs, made from 1987 to 2000 in the context of his 19th-century predecessors. Fascinated with railroads since childhood, Welling has photographed train and railroad landscapes, radiating out from his home in New York City up through Connecticut, Massachusetts, upstate New York, to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, and eventually Wyoming and California.

Picturing Landscape through Nineteenth-Century Photographic Processes

May 6 at 11:00 a.m. Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 10.45.38 AM

France Scully Osterman, artist, educator, lecturer at Scully & Osterman Studio, and guest scholar at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film

East Building Auditorium

France Scully Osterman provides an overview of historical photographic processes used to create works in the exhibition East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography. Osterman also demonstrates how to make cyanotypes and salted paper prints, two popular 19th-century photographic processes. Beginning with coating papers by hand, she prints the light-sensitive papers with collodion negatives, and she then elaborates on the similarities between the salted paper and albumen printing processes and how they were toned. Osterman will also show examples of photographic techniques, including retouching negatives and waxing prints.

The Geography of Culture: Photographic Narratives in the Landscape of the American East

May 21 at 12:00 p.m. Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 10.45.55 AM

Mitch Epstein, artist

East Building Auditorium

Mitch Epstein shares how the distress of the New England industrial town of his childhood and the vibrancy of the city of New York, where he’s lived for 45 years, have informed his photographic sensibility. Epstein traces his work, drawn from the eastern United States for nearly five decades, and considers it in the context of his 19th-century predecessors.

Events are free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Registration is not required.

Photo Credit: James Welling, courtesy of the artist (detail); Photo (detail) by Mark Osterman; Mitch Epstein, Amos Coal Power Plant, Raymond City, West Virginia 2004 (detail)

Call for Entries – Washington, D.C.

“EMULSION 2017” seeks photographic submissions for upcoming exhibition…

  • New, BIGGER Location—To accommodate the increase in the number of applicants for EMULSION, we have contracted the use of the 5,000 square foot PEPCO Edison Place Gallery. We hope to show a minimum of 40 artists.  This increases your chance to participate.
  • More Prize Money—We have increased the first prize purse from $1,500 to $2,000. We have also added two additional cashes prizes of $250 in the new honorable mention category.
  • Extended Viewing and Extended Programming—EMULSION 2017 opens on Fri., March 3 and runs through Thu., March 16. That’s two full weeks of viewing plus weeknight programming.
  • Television Coverage—PBS will be filming the drop-off, installation and opening reception.



EMULSION 2017 | Fourth Annual East City Art Regional Juried Show
  • $2000 First Place Prize
  • $1,000 Second Place Prize
  • $500 Third Place Prize
  • Two (2) $250 Honorable Mentions
Entry Fee
An entry fee of $42.50 paid to East City Art via Submittable.  You may submit up to five (5) works including images, video and audio.
Pepco Edison Place Gallery located at 702 8th Street NW in the heart of Downtown Washington DC
Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams, Public Art Project Manager for Arlington County’s public art program. Read more about the juror HERE
Hanging System
The PEPCO Edison Gallery requires the use of the Arakawa brand hanging system for two-dimensional work.  Details about the gallery’s hanging system can be found HERE
Exhibition Dates
  • Opening Reception: Fri. March 3
  • Snow Date: Fri. March 10
  • Closing Reception: Thu. March 16
  • Exhibition on view March 3-16, 2017
  • Artist Talk: Tue. March 7 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Thu. March 9 6-8pm
  • Entry Deadline: January 9, 2017
  • Juror Review: January 10-23
  • Artist Notification: January 24
  • Artist Response: January 27
  • Acceptance list published on East City Art: January 30
  • Participating artist high-res image of accepted work, artist photo & statement due: January 27
  • Drop-off: Feb. 28 from 8am-4pm
  • Install: March 1-2
  • Opening: Fri., March 3 from 6-8:30
  • Snow Date: Fri. March 10
  • Programming: March 3-16
  • Closing: March 16 from 6-8pm
  • Strike and pick-up: March 17 8-2pm or by exceptional arrangement with East City Art
  • Unless a special arrangement has been made, artist will forfeit any work remaining at East City Art offices after April 3, 2017

The first DC Art Book Fair is coming

The DC Art Book Fair coming soon…!


The DC Art Book Fair is a first-of-its-kind event in the nation’s capital. It’s a one-day event designed to spotlight local (and whoever else wants to apply) makers of paper goods, from artistic photo prints to high-end artist publications and everything in between. A curated event, it will take place at Lab 1270 on Saturday, November 12.

Questions? Please email
More info:

This event is organized by the DC Art Book Fair Collective: Malaka Gharib of The Runcible Spoon zine and The Little Filipino Coloring Book, Alison Baitz of On Flora zine, illustrator LA Johnson of The Intentional and illustrator Elizabeth Graeber of A Field Guide For Redheads.

A complete list of tables can be found on Facebook at: