Leading with Artivism: Back to the Roots: a Latino Experience (virtual)

Join Arts Mid-Hudson (virtually) as we talk with artivist Daniel Villegas.
Villegas shows, with his unique sound & music, that the whole Earth’s group consciousness is changing and that it’s all about changing our individual “frequencies” as we all strive to move towards a group consciousness that is completely heart-centered. Register here!

Folk Arts HV Gospel Festival Intern with Arts Mid-Hudson

This opportunity is available during the Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.

Arts Mid-Hudson, the preeminent nonprofit arts service organization serving Dutchess, Ulster, and Orange Counties invites you to join their team! Arts Mid-Hudson’s initiatives engage and promote the arts across the Mid-Hudson region, benefiting our artists, arts organizations and communities.

The Arts Mid-Hudson Folk Arts Program works with Mid-Hudson Valley-based folk artists and traditional bearers to preserve and present the rich heritage and diversity of area residents. This work takes many forms from ethnographic fieldwork to providing assistance to individuals and groups for programs.

Position Description: The Folk Arts Program is seeking an enthusiastic intern interested in helping to plan and present the 2022 Hudson Valley Gospel Festival on October 1 at Bowdoin Park in Wap- pingers Falls, NY

Responsibilities:

  • Help with publicity and outreach
  • Work on the monthly zoom presentations leading up to the Festival
  • Work on performance line up and physical layout of the Festival
  • Research for the Walk Through Gospel History
  • Support the Hudson Valley Gospel Festival Committee
  • Work at the Festival

Hours: Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hours over the semester for 0.5 unit + 30 hrs of academic work or min. 80 hours over the semester for 1.0 unit + 60 hours of academic work)

The student is expected to participate in the Gospel Festival on October 1.

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to conduct independent research
  • Desire to learn about event planning
  • Excellent communication skills

Hours: Flexible

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

Folk Arts Intern for Local History Project with Arts Mid-Hudson

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually.

Arts Mid-Hudson, the preeminent nonprofit arts service organization serving Dutchess, Ulster, and Orange Counties invites you to join their team! Arts Mid-Hudson’s initiatives engage and promote the arts across the Mid-Hudson region, benefiting our artists, arts organizations and communities.

The Arts Mid-Hudson Folk Arts Program works with Mid-Hudson Valley-based folk artists and traditional bearers to preserve and present the rich heritage and diversity of area residents. This work takes many forms from ethnographic fieldwork to providing assistance to individuals and groups for programs.

Position Description:

Peg Leg Bates Resort: The Legacy of Black Resort in the Catskill. The Folk Arts Program is seeking an intern interested in local BIPOC history and learning interviewing techniques. You will be working with a team of folklorists, historians, and visual storytellers, to gather information about the Resort and its legacy.

Responsibilities

  • Interviews with former guests and employees of the Resort
  • Research into local, national, and international history related to entertainment industry, Jim Crow laws and the civil rights movement.
  • Help to create public facing programming
  • Outreach to the community about the project

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to learn ethnographic interview techniques
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn the use of technology for interviewing (film/stilcamera, recording equipment).
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn the use of social media for community outreach

Hours: Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hours over the semester for 0.5 unit + 30 hrs of academic work or min. 80 hours over the semester for 1.0 unit + 60 hours of academic work)

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

Development Intern for Arts Mid-Hudson

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.

Arts Mid-Hudson, the preeminent nonprofit arts service organization serving Dutchess, Ulster, and Orange Counties invites you to join their team! Arts Mid-Hudson’s initiatives engage and promote the arts across the Mid-Hudson region, benefiting our artists, arts organizations and communities.

Arts Mid-Hudson is looking for an energetic development intern to join their team and provide support and insight to help achieve their goals. Students will have administrative duties in developing and implementing strategies to
enhance donor relations .

Position Description: The Development Intern will assist with database clean up and management, assist with the creation of development materials, provide support for the launch of the membership campaigns, and
help promote all Arts Mid-Hudson’s events, workshops, and community collaborations. This internship will help students acquire development skills and provide you with knowledge of various fundraising and donor related strategies. Ultimately, students will gain broad experience in development
and should be prepared to enter any fast paced work environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the donor acknowledgement process
  • Assist with data entry into DonorPerfect
  • Research corporate sponsorship opportunities for the major upcoming events
  • Help prepare materials for the solicitation
  • Assist with the mailing of the solicitations
  • Research matching gift opportunities for existing donors.
  • Draft donor communications
  • Assist in planning and execution of major fundraising events and activities
  • Assist with communication with individual and corporate donors
  • Research grant prospects using foundation database
  • Organize grant and donor files and documents

Requirements:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong internet skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, experience with DonorPerfect and Adobe Creative Suite a plus, but not required
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects

Hours: Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hours over the semester for 0.5 unit + 30 hrs of academic work or min. 80 hours over the semester for 1.0 unit + 60 hours of academic work)

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

Marketing Intern for Arts Mid-Hudson

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually.

Arts Mid-Hudson, the preeminent nonprofit arts service organization serving Dutchess, Ulster, and Orange Counties invites you to join their team! Arts Mid-Hudson’s initiatives engage and promote the arts across the Mid-Hudson region, benefiting our artists, arts organizations and communities.

Arts Mid-Hudson is looking for an enthusiastic marketing intern to join their marketing department and provide creative ideas to help achieve their goals. Students will have administrative duties in developing and implementing marketing strategies. If you’re an ambitious individual who wants to build a career in social media and content marketing, then AMH wants to work with you. As a marketing intern, you will collaborate with our team in all stages of marketing campaigns. Your insightful contribution will help develop, expand and maintain our marketing channels. This internship will help you acquire marketing skills and provide you with knowledge of various marketing strategies. Ultimately, you will gain broad experience in marketing and should be prepared to enter any fast paced work environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Collect quantitative and qualitative data from marketing campaigns
  • Perform market analysis and research on competition
  • Support the marketing team in daily administrative tasks
  • Assist in marketing and advertising promotional activities
  • Prepare promotional presentations
  • Help distribute marketing materials
  • Manage and update company database and customer relationship management systems
  • Help organize marketing events

Requirements:

  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Solid understanding of different marketing techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion for the marketing industry and its best practices

Hours: Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hours over the semester for 0.5 unit + 30 hrs of academic work or min. 80 hours over the semester for 1.0 unit + 60 hours of academic work)

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

Dutchess Handmade Pop Up Shop – in person

Arts Mid-Hudson’s Dutchess Handmade Pop-Up Shop “pops up” twice a year with incredible items created in the Hudson Valley. Locally made glass, jewelry, greeting cards, textiles, ceramics, wood, products, prints, paintings, home, decorating items and more! Find the perfect item for gift giving and collecting from local artists and artisans. List of participating artists coming soon.

December 4-5 from 10am – 5pm

Dutchess Handmade Pop Up Shop – in person

Arts Mid-Hudson’s Dutchess Handmade Pop-Up Shop “pops up” twice a year with incredible items created in the Hudson Valley. Locally made glass, jewelry, greeting cards, textiles, ceramics, wood, products, prints, paintings, home, decorating items and more! Find the perfect item for gift giving and collecting from local artists and artisans. List of participating artists coming soon.

December 4-5 from 10am – 5pm

Leading with Artivism – Dynamic Duo (remote)

Join Arts-Mid Hudson (virtually) as they talk with artivists BoogieREZ. Boogie is a Japanese Ameri- can artist who crafts detailed imaginary through textile, nature, portraits, flowing abstractions and uniquely creative characters. Her body of work taps into the flow of the streets, nature and the vibrations of dance and culture. REZONES is a self-taught visual artist. Starting out in the early 80’s with graffiti art. The platform eventually brought him to graphic design, which transitioned to graphic design which eventually led him to photography. His primary sources of inspiration are his life’s experiences as well as his environment. pulling heavily from his trials and tribulations as a youth growing up in Long Island, Brooklyn, New Jersey and Poughkeepsie.

Register here!

Leading with Artivism – Written & Spoken Word (virtual)

“Leading with Artivism” is a live monthly interview series, created and curated by Poet Gold in collaboration with Arts Mid-Hudson, featuring a diverse mix of Artivists (Artist Activists) who have taken up the charge through their art to highlight social issues. Participants are invited to ask questions and get an inside look at the hearts and minds of these courageous creatives.

Join Arts Mid-Hudson (virtually) as they talk with artivist Rashad Wright. Wright, a poet, author and playwright, has used his words to explore childhood, adolescents, athletics, sexuality, self-love, and identity. Q&A Session with Poet Gold will lead the evening’s conversation.

Register here!

Leading With Artivism – Service, and the Rebirth of an Object (virtual)

Join Arts Mid-Hudson for a talk with artivist Suprina. Allocating, modeling, casting, photography, and video are some of the processes Suprina uses in creating carnival-like narratives themed around politics, environment, and societal trends.
Q&A Session with Poet Gold will lead the evening’s conversation.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here!
Suprina studied sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia but gained the bulk of her knowledge of her craft from working in the field of promotional, prop making. Her clients included Annie Leibovitz, Apple Computer, Bloomingdales, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. After 9/11, having lived in the neighborhood at the time, Suprina decided she would focus solely on her own artworks, which discuss environmental, social and political issues.
She has shown in Chelsea, Central Park, Governors Island, Brooklyn, Chicago, Scottsdale, Harlem, Newark, Southampton and the Hudson Valley.
Suprina has received grants from The Puffin Foundation, LMCC, NoMAA, and two Decentralization grants from Arts Mid Hudson.