For Release November 10, 2010
Contacts (for media only):
Angela Gaspar-Milanovic, Technical Assistance Programs Manager, L.A. County Arts Commission
213 202-5858, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Chiavaroli, Dir. of Communications, L.A. County Arts Commission
213 202-5935, email@example.com
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR GRANTS FOR NONPROFIT ARTS ORGANIZATIONS TO HIRE SUMMER INTERNS
Deadline to apply is December 15
Free workshop scheduled November 18
Funding for non-profit arts organizations to hire college undergraduate interns in summer 2011 is available from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. The guidelines, application and application instructions for the Arts Internship Program are now available on the Arts Commission's Web site. Visit www.lacountyarts.org/internship.html or go to www.lacountyarts.org and click on “Internships.”
The program is for Los Angeles County-based nonprofit performing, presenting (including film and media organizations with a presenting program), arts service and literary arts organizations that are interested in mentoring an undergraduate college student for ten weeks during summer 2011. Grants of $2,500 to $3,500, depending on organizational budget size, to be used to pay interns are awarded to successful applicant organizations. To support the internships, Los Angeles County, through its Arts Commission, will give grants totaling $250,000 to approximately 75 arts organizations throughout the County. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, December 15, 2010
A free application workshop will be held on Thursday, November 18 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Arts Commission offices, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, in downtown Los Angeles. To sign up for the workshop please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2011internapp or go to www.lacountyarts.org, then click on “Internships.”
Organizations interested in this program should review the guidelines before beginning an application and be aware of the following:
Only nonprofit arts organizations that possess 501(c)(3) status and are not part of a college or university are eligible for the program, including municipal arts agencies and municipal performing arts organizations.
Each organization may request only one full-time intern.
Organizations with budgets over $1.5 million are required to provide a cash match of $500.
Organizations with budgets greater than $4 million are required to provide a cash match of $1,000.
The purpose of the County's program is to provide undergraduate students with meaningful on-the-job training and experience in working in nonprofit arts organizations, while assisting arts organizations to develop future arts leaders.
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Laura Zucker, Executive Director, provides leadership in cultural services of all disciplines for the largest county in the United States, encompassing 88 municipalities. The Arts Commission provides leadership and staffing to support the regional blueprint for arts education, Arts for All; administers a grants program that funds more than 300 nonprofit arts organizations annually; oversees the County’s Civic Art Program for capital projects; programs the John Anson Ford Theatres; funds the largest arts internship program in the country in conjunction with the Getty Foundation; and supports the Los Angeles County Cultural Calendar on ExperienceLA.com. The Commission also produces free community programs, including the L.A. Holiday Celebration broadcast nationally, and a year-round music program that funds more than 70 free concerts each year in public sites. The
2010-11 President of the Arts Commission is Ronald D. Rosen.
For more information please consult the Arts Commission online press kit: http://lacountyarts.org/page/pubnewspress
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