UR Art NY Showcase for the Spring 2022 Cohort
The Art NY program, which gives UR students the opportunity to take arts-related internships in New York City for one semester, recently hosted its Spring 2022 cohort reception and information session in Frontispace at the art and music library.
“It’s part work, part study – we work specifically to match the internship to your interests,” said Faculty Director Heather Layton. “Everything, whether you’re a biomedical engineering student or interested in fashion design, dance, business, game design, or anything else non-artistic, is considered and associated with places in the art world. to give [students] experiences in their professional degree, as well as an understanding of the New York art world.
Managed by the Department of Art and Art History, sstudents receive a total of 16 credits for their Art New York spring semester – eight for the internship and four for a colloquium on the intellectual framework of the New York art scene and a studio course using city resources for the creative production – and are given advice on resume creation and interview techniques throughout the fall.
“Our Friday afternoon class meets at a different location in town each week […] we work with the immigrant experience, the building museum, and all the different places and spaces that you might not get to if you’re just visiting New York as a tourist,” said program manager Megan Mette. Art NY.
The students, who range from environmental science studies to art history, had equally varied exhibits at the Frontispace Gallery, from book showcases to photography to a fully produced song.
“Art New York is very malleable,” said Angelica Aranda. “I had my first real internship at an art gallery in Chelsea, and you learn how to sell yourself not just artistically but professionally, which is hugely important.”
Although the UR Art NY cohort for Spring 2023 has been selected, students interested in the program are encouraged to apply for Spring 2024 via program website. Applications will open in February 2023.