LACE x ArtTable Fellowship
The fellow would be dedicated to supporting the organization for the upcoming Getty Pacific Standard Time exhibition (un)disciplinary tactics: Beatriz da Costa. This exhibition revisits the collaborative artistic practice of Beatriz da Costa (1974-2012) as a point of departure for analyzing her work along contemporary artistic practices combining art and technoscience as well as ancient and non-academic forms of knowledge production. Derived from the practice of tactical media, inter- and un-disciplinary exchange, and the theory of biopolitics, the project utilizes the concept of “tactical biopolitics,” developed by da Costa and historian of science and technology Kavita Philip. The experimental practice of da Costa introduces a unique collaborative model of interdisciplinary public intervention, workshops, and critical writing.
Read more about the exhibition (un)disciplinary tactics: Beatriz da Costa
Working closely with guest curator Daniela Lieja Quintanar and curatorial assistant Ana Briz, the fellow would coordinate the exhibition publication including managing relationships with writers, designers, and publishers and transcribing interviews; prepare loan agreements with collaborating artists; organize and lead meetings with collaborators including partnering arts organizations and artists; and other tasks as assigned. The fellow will also work closely with LACE’s Executive Director Sarah Russin and Interim Deputy Director & Curator Fiona Ball to manage the early marketing and promotion for the exhibition and liaison with the Getty Foundation and other participating institutions for the upcoming Pacific Standard Time initiative.
This position is ideal for a candidate interested in curatorial research and exhibition production. Candidates with a passion for the intersection between art, science, and community organizing are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have excellent writing and editorial skills, with an eye for detail-oriented work. Experience in project management is a plus. Fluent in Spanish is a plus.
Since 2000, the ArtTable Fellowship program has addressed the marked lack of diversity in arts employment. The objective is to provide quality real-work experiences and mentorship for women-identifying and non-binary emerging professionals who self-identify as being from cultural, racial, ethnic, and/or socio-economic backgrounds generally underrepresented in the field.
Each fellow will be awarded a $4,000 stipend fully covered by ArtTable, through its Impact Initiatives Fund, for the five-to-eight-week commitment during the summer (between June 1 and August 31, 2023). This year ArtTable fundraised to provide additional support, of a minimum of $300, to those fellows who will need to relocate for their fellowship. This is the first time, ArtTable will be able to offer a housing stipend.
To be eligible, applicants must be:
- Seeking career opportunities in the visual arts field
- Women-identifying and non-binary emerging professionals who self-identify as being from cultural, racial, ethnic, and/or socio-economic backgrounds underrepresented in the field. Individuals from LQBTQIA2S and/or disability communities are encouraged to apply. Three of the eighteen positions are intended specifically for individuals identifying as Native American / Indigenous descent.
- Applicants may be enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or pre/post-doc programs or have recently graduated. Individuals returning to the field, especially after a period of absence due to circumstances such as elder care, early parenting, or military service, are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have lived experience, work experience, or academic experience in the fields required for each Host Organization’s project to which they wish to apply. Applicants of diverse backgrounds with demonstrated skills that are relevant to the field may apply regardless of their professional or academic history.
- Hold U.S. citizenship, have permanent or temporary residency status, or a current student visa that allows applicants to be paid in the U.S.
Dates: 06.20.2023 – 08.11.2023
Hours per week: 24 hrs per week
Description: Remote or in-person at LACE’s offices, 6464 Sunset Blvd.
Apply by filling out this Google Form
Getty Marrow Undergraduate Apprenticeship
Since 1993, the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program has provided substantive, full-time work opportunities to 3,200 undergraduates, exposing them to potential careers in the arts. Aiming to encourage greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, the program funds internships at cultural organizations across Los Angeles, including at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. The Foundation’s support enables organizations to host students in full-time, paid internships for ten weeks during the summer.
The internships are intended for outstanding students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts. Students gain experience in key areas such as curatorship, conservation, education, publications, and related programmatic activities. Candidates are sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.
The Getty Marrow Curatorial apprentice will work directly with LACE’s Assistant Director of Programming, Juan Silverio, LACE Curator, and 2022 Emerging Curator Recipients Joy A. Robinson and Robin Garcia. The Getty Marrow Curatorial intern will assist with research, curation, production and marketing for LACE’s 2023 and 2024 upcoming exhibitions. The Curatorial intern will serve as the key liaison between artists, collaborators, and LACE’s staff. By being involved in the projects from development to execution, the intern will learn the conventions and protocols of producing seasonal programs, and will learn how to cultivate relationships with artists, curators, and critics working in contemporary art today.
This internship is for a student who is interested in learning about the curatorial process and who wants to develop exhibition and event production skills for critically engaged, exploratory, and community-responsive artists. The intern should be a competent writer, have excellent attention to detail. Students interested in curatorial studies, contemporary art practice/history, and public programming are encouraged to apply.
Marketing and Communications Internship
The Getty Marrow Marketing & Communications intern will work directly with LACE’s Communications Coordinator Camille Wong and Executive Director Sarah Russin to coordinate all digital and print marketing for summer 2023 exhibitions, programs, and the LACE Digital Archive. This position will serve as key liaison for all press and academic inquiries. The Communications intern will work collaboratively to create original digital content for LACE’s social media, website, and email marketing, as well as learn digital production skills for virtual programs and exhibitions. The Getty Marrow Marketing & Communications intern will learn to project manage effectively and independently, and develop original content for multiple social media channels. Collaborating with LACE staff, the intern will create new strategies for audience development.
This internship is for a student who is looking to learn more about digital marketing and communications strategies at a nonprofit arts organization. The apprentice will work with all LACE staff members, artists, and curators, cultural workers, and should be comfortable with team collaboration. Students interested in social media, contemporary art history, and public programming are encouraged to apply. Ideally, the intern has experience with Adobe Suite, social media platforms (including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook), and Microsoft Office. WordPress, Mailchimp, and video production skills are a plus, but not required. The apprentice should be a competent writer, have excellent attention to detail, and enjoy creative content-making.
- Be of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent
- Be currently enrolled undergraduates (bachelor’s degree program, associate’s degree program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate level). Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2022. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
- Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County
- Be a United States citizen or permanent resident (non-citizen authorized to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis; also known as a “green card” holder). Students with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) status valid through the internship period are also eligible.
The internships are paid full-time (40 hours/week, including a weekend day) positions, for a consecutive ten-week work period between June and August, 2023.
Fill out this google form and upload a one-page cover letter and resume. Optional: you may upload a 1 page writing sample for the Curatorial apprenticeship and 2-3 graphic design samples for Communications and Marketing apprenticeship. For questions or concerns, you may contact: LACE Assistant Director of Programming, Juan Silverio, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to apply: April 7, 2023
Learn more about our past Apprenticeships
2024 Emerging Curator Program
The Emerging Curator Program is designed to discover curatorial talent in Los Angeles and provides opportunities for emerging curators to partner with LACE. For the program’s ninth installment, one project will be selected for presentation in spring 2024.
This year, the program is accepting curatorial proposals centered on film and video artworks that can be presented as a single program or programming series rather than an exhibition. Emerging curators are encouraged to propose projects that can be presented in a gallery space or theater over no more than four days/evenings. Exact format and scheduling to be coordinated in collaboration with the LACE team.
Note: this call is specifically for curators and not artists submitting proposals of their own work.
Submissions are expected to be open in nature because of the generous planning time allotted. The LACE team will work with the selected Emerging Curator/Curatorial Team in developing the project as it evolves over the planning year, and will collaborate on programming to ensure the work reaches its intended audiences. The project must be designed with a $6,000 budget in mind, including curatorial and artist fees. LACE will provide space, project consultation, presentation assistance, and marketing and promotion.
Learn about the review panelists and past Emerging Curators
Online applications only; no in-person submissions are accepted.
Applicants are limited to one submission; there is no submission fee.
Submissions must be consistent with LACE’s tradition of supporting experimental projects.
Visuals are optional but encouraged; include PDFs or web links. Video samples should be no longer than 5 mins in length total, with a maximum of 2 video samples per proposal.
Proposal descriptions are limited to a maximum of 300 words
The panel may request the submission of additional materials at a later date.
Curators with artistic practices should not submit their own work.