The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists is a nonprofit organization based in the US that provides business and entrepreneurial education to artists. clarkhulingsfund.org/about
Mentorship: Some internships consist of busy work and filing. At The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists, we know the main purpose of an internship is education, and we focus on putting interns with strong, experienced mentors who can instill pivotal insights they can carry into their professional lives forever.
Learning: CHF maintains a robust learning program available to ALL its constituents, so learning is the DNA of every internship. This often includes live, interactive tutorials that train interns on how to execute projects effectively in a professional context.
The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) is seeking a development intern who is resourceful and has excellent research, writing, and editing skills to help grow our fundraising efforts and partnerships with institutional foundations.
The intern will report directly to CHF’s grant writer on the development team and will learn firsthand the skills and processes for securing funding in support of thriving artists and artist-centered ecosystems. The intern will also have the opportunity to participate in cutting edge art-business programming.
This is a remote position with occasional phone and video-conference meetings with CHF staff.
- Research, identify, and vet potential institutional and corporate funders whose giving priorities align with our mission and vision
- Tracking of grant deadlines and opportunities through management of a calendar and spreadsheet.
- Using Foundation Center’s (Candid) resources to find funding opportunities
- Growing LinkedIn networks that will connect us to sponsors, partners, donors, and funders and help build sustainable funding
- Drafting Letters of Inquiry/Introduction (LOIs) to submit to foundations and corporations and follow-up to confirm receipt and set-up informational calls.
- Excellent research, writing, and editing skills.
- Experience managing and growing LinkedIn networks.
- Knowledge of development and fundraising resources (Philanthropy Digest, Candid, etc)
- Extremely resourceful and organized with the ability to work effectively independently but with regular check-ins.
- Can handle multiple priorities in a time-sensitive manner.
- Creative, takes initiative, and possesses excellent interpersonal-communication skills.
- A demonstrated interest in art and entrepreneurship