The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Monday, April 8, 2019

How to Become an Internship Provider Information Session at A.P.E

WHAT: How to Become an Internship Provider Information Session Scheduled For May
WHEN: Wednesday, May 1st from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
WHERE: A.P.E. Gallery 126 Main Street, Northampton MA

The UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service (AES), a national arts service organization located within the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, is hosting a free information session,
How to Get an Intern: An Info Session for Artists, Arts-Based
Businesses, and Non-Profits on Wednesday, May 1st from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
at A.P.E. Gallery (126 Main Street, Northampton MA). As part of the
AES’s Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative, the information session will
provide guidance to artists, creative business owners, and arts
managers on how to become an internship provider for Five College
students, labor law compliance, and best practices for making the most
of your own, as well as your intern's time. The free session includes
refreshments and time to answer participant questions.

“Expanding internship opportunities is one of the most exciting
aspects of the Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative. Doing so meets two
goals at once; students gain internship experience and internship
providers get the chance to work with interested students and benefit
from the student’s support,” said Dee Boyle-Clapp, Director of AES and
session facilitator. “Internships are common in the business world,
but less so in the arts – even though they are just as important for
career success. UMass students are advised to complete three
internships before they graduate. With over 2,000 Humanities and Fine
Arts undergraduates, this means an astounding 6,000 internships are
needed for every graduating class,” says Boyle-Clapp. In addition to
the instruction and information provided in these sessions, AES will
broadcast arts internship opportunities provided by session
participants to arts and culture students at UMass and the Five

The information sessions are free and open to the public; refreshments
will be provided. To attend, please RSVP, call u re: s
at 413-545-2360, or email us at


The Arts Extension Service was founded in 1973 to serve the arts
through education, research, publications, and innovative programs
such as the Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative. AES is the nation’s
leading provider of professional arts management and arts
entrepreneurship education and offers the nation’s only online Arts
Administration bachelor’s degree, three online Certificates in Arts
Management, a Campus Certificate in Arts Management, a Master’s in
Public Policy with a Concentration in Arts Management (through the
School of Public Policy), and Artist in Business training programs.
For more information, visit

For more information please contact:
Dee Boyle-Clapp Arts Extension Service
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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