The Getty Foundation has offered funding to more than 70 Los Angeles-area museums and visual arts organizations for Multicultural Undergraduate Internships during summer 2011. The internships are intended for outstanding students who are members of groups underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations: individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Eligibility for the internships is limited to currently enrolled undergraduates who reside in or attend college in Los Angeles County. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2011, and those who will complete their degree by September 1, 2011 are also eligible to apply. Candidates can be sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts. Below is a list of organizations offering internship positions for the summer of 2011. Organization descriptions and position titles are included. If you are interested in applying for any of the positions below, contact the organizations directly using the information provided. Good luck!
This unit uses the prints of Self Help Graphics, an East Los Angeles gallery and community art center, to help students learn about the culture and community of the Chicano movement in California from the 1960s to today.
WE ARE CALLING ON ARTISTS AND EDUCATORS in LA and elsewhere to bring attention to the recent sites of resistance in Cuernavaca and other major cities in Mexico to the horrendous war on drugs. Poet Javier Sicilia’s son is one of more than 35,000 of the brutally murdered since Mexican president Felipe Calderon launched the US backed war on drugs in December 2006. Sicilia penned an open letter to the criminal and political classes at the forefront of this violence, and is calling for massive ongoing protest in the collective vision of what has been seen in the middle eastern countries.
Why a Coloring Book? MAYA ESCOBAR- “Coloring Books, emerged in the United States a part of the movement towards the “democratization of education”. They are commonly utilized in popular education models as, accessible teaching tools for often illiterate audiences. This coloring book provides the platform for the introduction and the critical re-evaluation of social movements the context in which they occurred, and the individuals who have preserved and made a major impacts upon the world.”