Artist & Designer Resources
The College Art Association (CAA), as the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promotes these arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.
Visit gallery, auction house, or museum websites and search "internship" which will take you to pages like this.
Visit large art organizations, arts councils, sculpture parks or community art center websites to find opportunities like this or this.
If there is a specific museum or gallery you are interested in working for and don’t find an internship listed, you can send an email or give the gallery or museum a call to inquire.
Rarely will you find an internship listed for a specific artist. If there is an artist you are interested in working with, contact them through their website and send an introductory email describing your interest in working with them and what skill set you may offer. To insure that it would be a valuable experience for both of you, set up specific terms in regards to tasks, job responsibilities and a work schedule. Contact the DUS or faculty member in your area for support and feedback.
Visual Communication Design
An artist residency is a concentrated period of time for you to make art with a community of other artists outside of school. They can last for a week and up to several months or a year. Many are in the summer. Some of them you pay for, and some of them pay you- but usually with the expectation that you would lead a workshop or contribute somehow to the community.
7 Artist Residencies With Career-Launching Power
Res Artis - An association of over 600 centers, organizations, and individuals in over 70 countries. Each of their members is dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people the essential time and place away from the pressures and habits of every-day life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.
Alliance of Artist Communities - Your one-stop guide to residencies for visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, scholars, filmmakers, community artists, architects, and more - around the world and in your backyard. Hundreds of residencies, endless possibilities!
Harpo Foundation Back River Road Residency Program - The Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support emerging visual artists. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and to encourage new modes of thinking about art. We view the definitions of art and artist to be open-ended and expansive.