Our next internship program lasts from June 1st – 29th 2017.
What we offer:
What we expect from our interns:
A timeline of our internship program:
June 1st-8th INSTALL
We have a lot to do this first week and we hit the ground running. Building walls, hanging cables and projectors, organizing all the necessary equipment, painting, and carefully unpacking and installing artwork. There are 30-40 installations. During this time, artists who have installations will be there too, and interns are paired with artists to help them install their works. During this time Interns will also be familiarizing themselves with installations that they will be running, and docenting during the duration of the festival. CURRENTS also features several “pop-up” performances during our opening weekend, there will be rehearsals for those that it’s needed. Interns are welcome to participate in performances if they want to!
June 9th-11th: Opening Weekend
Opening weekend is a blast. There are concerts, performances, outdoor installations, and special events all weekend and we usually get around 3,000 visitors just in this weekend. Interns during this time help with performances, with docenting and running installations and learn how to open and close the festival. There is also an artist reception and party this weekend where all the interns, staff, crew and artists are invited to celebrate the opening.
June 14th-25th: The festival is open Wednesday-Sunday. Monday and Tuesdays are our days off. During this time interns help with maintenance of the festival, may be responsible for and learn how to help with technical troubleshooting if anything in the festival goes down. Our interns are docents during this time and run installations, greet visitors, help with any questions visitors may have and are responsible for opening and closing the exhibition space everyday we are open. Our interns are expected to work half days 4-6 hours, though occasionally in a pinch a double may be required. During these weeks, there are special events throughout town related to the festival. Interns are invited and encouraged to attend whatever events they like.
June 26th-29th: De-Install
Interns help our crew and staff to take down, package and ship off the art that came from out of state or country and return the exhibition space to it’s original state. Currents hosts a wrap party during this time.
To apply for a stipend through our internship program please fill out the form below.
We have a limited number of paid positions available, but happily accept all volunteers.