Pentacle’s Career Development programs aim to cultivate the next generation of leaders. During the pandemic, Pentacle’s Internship Programs have extended into the virtual world to include entities and young professionals from across the United States.
COLLEGE & POST-GRADUATE ARTS ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
In honor of National Intern Day, let’s spotlight the arts administration professionals in this summer’s Arts Administration Internship Program! This week concludes their professional development training as they continue into the final weeks of working with participating companies. Our next internship program session will be from January 30th-April 24th, 2023. Apply before November 13th to be matched with an intern or arts entity!
Special thanks to our guest speakers for sharing their time and expertise during seminars: Ashley Browne, Miranda Dahl, Aaron McKinney, Jeremy McQueen, Ethan Messere, Ebonie Pittman, and Clarissa Soto Josephs.
SUMMER 2022 COHORT
College and Post-Graduate Internship Program participants gain hands-on experience in nonprofit arts administration practices and attend weekly professional development seminars. We are thrilled to be a part of their career journey and look forward to witnessing their ongoing work in the arts administration field!
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Celestina Billington is an artist and arts administrator with an international portfolio. Currently, she lives as a working artist in Manhattan and is a second-year master’s student of arts administration at Columbia University Teacher’s College. A Latine, queer woman of color from the urban south, she believes in the arts as a powerful force for positive change.
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Owen Burnham is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York with an interest in the intersection of the moving body, thinking machine, and the ephemeral visual. While earning his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance at NYU Tisch, his passion for arts administration sparked during his work study in the NYU Department of Dance Office. During his time at NYU, he gained invaluable experience as a live-performance videographer and administrative assistant. He has served as a technology collaborator with the Dance Medicine Education Initiative, an educational program dedicated to bridging the gap between health care and the dance community. Impassioned for equity in technological accessibility and mental health in the performing arts, Owen is thrilled to be interning with Pentacle in his pursuit of creating an ecology of trust, inclusion, and transparency in the dance industry.
Alex Fiano is a second-degree student graduating in 2022 with a Studio Art BA/Art History minor and has previous degrees. Alex has a background in higher ed teaching (Philosophy, Buddhism, Critical Thinking), nonprofit advocacy, writing, and legal work. Alex is changing careers to work in the art field and is looking to continue with an MA or MLS. Alex is also establishing an art portfolio, has had an independent book series (mystery/LGBTQIA+) for several years, and is developing a second series with nonbinary/trans main characters. Alex loves libraries, art museums, reading about history, old-school mysteries, Nordic Noir, Hans Zimmer, growing plants, and of course cats. Alex is dedicated to paying forward and enjoys working with LGBTQIA youth.
+ Pentacle Marketing
Arielle Hardy is a dancer, singer, and violinist. Performing on stage is her absolute favorite thing on the entire planet! She’s been dancing for 10 years: contemporary, jazz, ballet, hip hop, heels, pole, musical theater, and Latin social dance such as Salsa and Bachata. Arielle loves pushing herself to learn new styles and her life goal is to learn a little bit about every cultural dance form that exists! She has a Bachelor’s in Business Management from the University of Arizona and is finishing a Master’s in Arts Administration through Boston University. Currently, Arielle is interested in experiential marketing within the Events industry for award shows, fashion shows, dance reality TV shows, and touring companies such as Cirque Du Soleil. In her free time, she loves traveling with friends, stargazing, and modeling!
+ American Renaissance Theater Company
Lilly Qualls is a recent Graphic Design grad with a passion for the arts. Along with her passion for theatre, design, and the city she is so excited to be interning with Pentacle! Focusing on digital media and marketing, she hopes to further learn about the inner workings of being a part of a non-profit theatre company.
+ LayeRhythm Productions, Inc.
Anne Raspe is a recent college grad from Chicago, Illinois. She graduated with a Dance major, as well as a triple minor in Sociology, Philosophy, and Theater from Ohio Wesleyan University. She has experience in choreography and is interested in the field of arts advocacy and administration.
+ MODArts Dance Collective
Pamela Tetteh is a 22-year-old Ghanaian born and raised in the Bronx. She attends the University of Vermont majoring in Movement, Entrepreneurship & Adolescents (M.E.A.). This internship program is the beginning of Pamela’s foundation for starting her own dance organization upon her graduation. Dancing is not just a hobby for her. It’s what she lives and breathes. It’s her God-given gift. Pamela also owns her own hair and skincare business, Melanated Hair & Body. Besides dancing, she loves to cook, read, travel, and watch the sunset!
+ Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre/Notes In Motion
Isobel Seabrook is a mover, creator, and producer based in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. She enjoys performing on stage and working behind the scenes as a stage manager, videographer, and editor, among other production roles. She is excited and grateful to work with Pentacle as an arts administration intern this summer!
Rachel Halmrast (not pictured) + Neville Dance Theatre and The Tank
apply for SPRING 2023: Pentacle’s College & Post-Graduate Arts Administration Internship Program
College and Post-Graduate Internship Program participants gain hands-on experience in arts administration practices and attend weekly professional development seminars. Interns are matched with artistic entities according to their mutually-defined goals and previous experience. The program supplies arts organizations with much-needed administrative support and assists them in assessing their organizational objectives.
Pentacle is now seeking artists, artistic entities, and interns over the age of 18 for the Spring session of this structured internship program, January 30th – April 24th, 2023. Limited spots are available. Apply before November 13th, 2022!
Questions? Contact Brittany Couch at firstname.lastname@example.org.