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The Arts and Creative Writing

Actors’ Equity Search for auditions in theater.

Art Careers A thorough resource for researching careers in the arts, with many links to other sites.

Art Deadlines List Art contests and competitions, jobs and internships, scholarships, grants and fellowships, art festivals. For art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages.

Artist Resource Job-hunting advice for designers, artists, and illustrators.

Artists House Music
 Advice in marketing, production, education, and careers in music.

Arts Education Partnership AEP is a nonprofit coalition of organizations dedicated to demonstrating the role of arts education in helping students to excel in school and later in life. Includes information on applying for federal funds, arts education task forces (including links), and resources from past efforts and conferences.

Arts Intern Paid summer internships in New York City museums for undergraduates from diverse cultural backgrounds who have financial need. Limited to residents of New York City.

Arts Internship Program
Summer internships in nonprofit performing, presenting, literary, and municipal arts organizations in Los Angeles. Limited to residents of Los Angeles County.

ArtsNet

Arts Management Internship Program Ten-week summer internship in a New York City arts organization for rising juniors or seniors.

Asian American Arts Alliance Open calls and submissions, workshops and classes, grants, and job, volunteer, and internship opportunities in Asian American art and culture in New York City. 

Association of Arts Administration Educators

Backstage Jobs Theatre design and technical, behind-the-scenes jobs and internships in the live entertainment industry.

Career Alternatives For Art Historians lists a wide range of opportunities, many for holders of bachelors degrees. Career examples: art galleries and auction houses; architectural conservation; preservation and conservation; visual resources curator; freelance writing; television and film production; reproductions and detailing; art law; and arts organization consultant. There are samples of actual job postings and job descriptions. A good exploration site.

The Center for Cartoon Studies Offers a two-year program on the art of creating visual stories and publishing and marketing comics and graphic novels.

CENTERSTAGE
Full-time paid internships for students of theater production, arts administration, or dramaturgy.  Located in Baltimore.

Chautauqua School of Art Intensive two-month summer studio program in painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, and printmaking.

DanceArt.com
has a job board with lots of links, lots of information, and discussion groups, all for dancers. When you use our link, you'll arrive at the jobs page. You may view some openings by clicking the "GUEST" button; more available by joining for a $10 one-time membership fee.

Echo Park Film Center Offers a four-week Summer Artist in Residence Program to emerging or established filmmakers. Located in Los Angeles, with lodging and stipend provided.

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Winter fellowships and summer and fall workshops in creative writing and the visual arts.

FreelanceWriting.com was launched in early 1998 as a website to help writers, journalists, public relations pros, and researchers succeed in their professional careers. Since its inception, the website has provided an endless stream of industry news, job opportunities, editorial content, and networking opportunities. Click here: FreelanceWriting.com to see job listings.

Funds for Writers Listings for freelance writers, including grants, contests, jobs, publishers, and agents.

Getty Internship Program Summer internships at the Getty Center for undergraduates of culturally diverse backgrounds interested in professions related to museums and the visual arts.

Gotham Writer’s Workshop
New York City creative writing school offers three-month internships in marketing, web development, and administration. Compensation is free tuition for any one-day or ten-week creative writing class.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media. Located in Maine.

hireCulture
 Massachusetts-based job search engine in the arts, working from a base of 1000 registered organizations.

Interlochen Center for the Arts. The Interlochen College of Creative Arts in northern Michigan offers a variety of summer arts programs and classes.

The International Design Magazine
Covering the art, business, and culture of design, this site posts national and international jobs in advertising, architecture, fashion, and exhibit, graphic, industrial, interaction, interior, and web design.

Kids Creative
Art-based peace education programs for children and youth through after-school programs, workshops, and summer camps in New York City.

League of Chicago Theatres
 Theatre-related resources for professionals, listings of government and arts organizations, and college theatre programs.

MacDowell Colony Up to eight week residencies, providing time and space for artistic creativity. Located in New Hampshire.

Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants and fellowships for Massachusetts artists.

Museum of Fine Arts Internships at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

MyArtPlot Connects artists, crafters, artisans and buyers worldwide, giving participants empowerment to showcase, critique, share, discover, buy, or sell.

National Art Education Association
 Promotes art education through professional development initiatives with the goal of providing qualified teachers in the visual arts.

National Endowment for the Arts Offers fellowships in prose or poetry for published creative writers.

National Theater Institute
Offers an intensive semester of theater training in Connecticut or Moscow and a six-week summer program for college credit.

New York Foundation for the Arts has an employment page that offers jobs in the arts from across the country. Listings are updated weekly.

North House Folk School Offers courses in basketry, fiber arts, painting, photography and much more. Also offers spring/summer and fall/winter internships as well as summer sailing internships.

Playbill 
Search for jobs or internships in theater.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston The Artist’s Resource Center offers career advising, job links, internships, professional-focus courses, and community partnership opportunities.

School of Visual Arts Offers a two-year MFA in Design Criticism, training students to research, analyze and evaluate design and its social and environmental implications.

Six Points Fellowship
 Two-year fellowships in New York area for artists developing projects with a Jewish focus.

Southern Arts Federation
 Search for job openings, internships, entry calls/auditions, workshops.

Springboard for the Arts offers information about career planning, organizational management, marketing, finances, legal, and copyright issues. Springboard for the Arts is a nonprofit service organization whose mission is to provide affordable management information; professional development services; and consulting and training services to independent artists, small to midsized cultural organizations, nonprofit arts managers, and job seekers in arts administration.

Summer Institute in Art Museum Studies at Smith College
 Program to “help you understand how your academic study of art history might translate into an exciting career in the arts."

The Actor’s Checklist  Directory of organizations offering grant money and fellowships and foundations that fund individuals in visual arts, creative writing, and performing arts. Also lists useful books for grantseekers.

The AWP Official Guide to Writing Programs 
Search graduate and undergrad programs in creative writing.

The European Graduate School 
Expressive Arts and Social Change master’s program for artists, educators, therapists, and social activists. Summer Program in Switzerland.

The Sun Magazine Uses words and photographs to “invoke the splendor and heartache of being human” by publishing the work of emerging and established artists striving to be thoughtful and authentic.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, might be a good place to research careers in these fields. The section for "Writers and Editors" includes the following topics: Nature of the Work | Working Conditions | Employment | Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement | Job Outlook | Earnings | Related Occupations | Sources of Additional Information. There are no specific job listings here, but there is useful information to get you started. Click on "Writers and Editors" above or here.


 
 

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