Intern. The word alone strikes fear into the hearts of many—from the most seasoned professional to the hungry high school student wishing to gain experience. Nightmarish legends of supervisors that transform budding young professionals into ditch diggers, or of slacker interns whose apathy will be the downfall of society are commonplace. No matter how many of these horror stories are tall tales in actuality, the basic principle behind them remains: at the end of the internship, one party’s experience with the other was poor. Sometimes, no matter how hard the intern works or how generous the supervisor is, this outcome is inevitable. Even in these cases, there are a few fundamental rules to help maximize a marginalized experience.
This Artcast episode of “Art Interruptions” hosted by Judah Mahay and John Sleek deals with big question like the term artist and much more. Don’t forget to submit questions for John and Judah to discuss. A few shout outs are featured in the Artcast including one to Brain Surgeon Theatre in Chicago.
Depressed by the current job market? Used to waiting in long lines for hours to get a three minute audition with a prospective employer? Enjoy performing your patented “401k rant” in front of family, friends and complete strangers—sometimes for money, or at least a free meal? If the answers are “yes”, you need to understand the pros and cons of membership as well as how to attain Equity status if you choose to follow that course.
BeYourArt.com now has job listings for artists. Look over what’s available. Spread the word to galleries, publishers, and more to post their own jobs.