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.
Project Description: Inspired by SNL and other comedy Writers’ Rooms, our writers work as a team to produce content, from website articles, blurbs, proposals, program descriptions, eblasts, internal communications…you name it.
How: Writers meet with a CHF staff member to get a writing theme, then meet as group to generate pitches. The strongest pitches turn into articles or other pieces of writing that you’ll edit for each other with feedback from Marketing & Communications Depts. Final proofreading goes through CHF Communications.
Qualification: You quickly absorb the premise, talking points, and ultimate mission behind them for any given writing context. You’re good at churning out assignments, sticking to a topic, fact-checking with the right people, and writing in a lively, upbeat, fresh, and non-institutional style—that is nonetheless precise and accurately uses language, grammar, and syntax to convey exactly what is meant. You can produce articles, blurbs, and/or persuasive sales collateral, but at the same time write a report. GoogleDocs and WordPress are ideal.
Why This: This is an opportunity to get to know other writers, work collaboratively as a team, get your ideas heard, workshopped, refined, and shared. This collaborative resource keeps content lively and interesting, allowing writers to work independently with plenty of support.