Internships

Emerging Black Arts Leader Apprenticeship

The deadline for 2017-18 Emerging Black Arts Leader Apprenticeship has been extended to August 21, 2017, 11:59 PM.
The Apprenticeship will start on October 1, 2017.

Review and download the 2017 – 18 Emerging Black Arts Leader Apprenticeship Application.
Submit your application materials online here.

This 10-month management apprenticeship will provide career-readiness skills and mentoring to increase the employability of a talented emerging arts manager of color. Through on-the-job training in a professional arts organization, the program will equip the apprentice with supplemental artistic and business skills required to succeed in the field today. The Emerging Black Arts Leader Apprentice will also benefit from professional development and networking opportunities within the regional arts community. With hands-on experience working at a contemporary art center, the apprentice will learn to navigate the intricacies of a complex nonprofit environment, and assist with exhibition and education programs, fundraising, and special events. This position is made possible with support from the Opportunity Fund.

The Judy Cheteyan Scholarship

DEADLINE: to be announced.

Review and download the application here.
Submit your application materials online here.

Businesswoman and Contemporary Craft past board member and president, Judy Cheteyan has been an invaluable asset to the arts community in Pittsburgh. Both Judy and her husband, Michael, believe that the arts and education make for a stronger community; therefore, affordable exposure to these is crucial for all citizens. Ms. Cheteyan is a strong proponent and supporter of our outreach programs: “It’s really a way to make the connections with young people — to bring out their talent and allow them to develop their creativity.”

To foster growth in the arts arena, the couple has developed The Judy Cheteyan Scholarship Fund, an annual summer scholarship which will be offered under the auspices of Contemporary Craft. The scholarship will provide a college student with the opportunity to gain professional experience within a nationally and internationally known contemporary craft organization. This three-month internship is for an arts management/art education residency. The program will provide the student with professional and career development and practical experience with professional artists and arts management personnel.

Cheteyan Internship Participants

2017 Sonnie Solomon
2016 Christian Morris
2015 Karen Lue
2014 Nicole Anderson
2013 Sarah Ceurvorst
2012 Megan Ratliff
2011 Allison Wickham
2010 Kate Blumen
2009 Kiri Mack-Hansen
2008 Collette Zielinski
2007 Jacci Delaney
2006 Jamie Paul Adams
2005 Jennifer Carland
2004 Fereshteh Toosi
2003 Adrienne Grafton
2002 Cary Morrow

Contemporary Craft does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap/disability, or veteran’s status. Further, Contemporary Craft will continue to take affirmative steps to support and advance these values consistent with our mission.

Studio Apprenticeship

The deadline for 2017/2018 to be announced.

Review and download the application here.
Submit your application materials online here.

Get hands-on experience learning how to manage an arts education center through a yearlong Education Studio Apprenticeship. One of the nation’s only non-profits focusing exclusively on creation, exhibition, and education across all craft media, Contemporary Craft focuses on engaging the public in the creative experience through contemporary craft. This opportunity will provide the apprentice with real-world experience working in a professional arts education facility, while providing opportunities to work alongside nationally and internationally recognized artists.

Studio Apprentices

2016 Jhenny Adams
2015 Amy Masters
2014 Jenny Soracco
2013 Samantha Skelton
2012 Sarah Loch-Test