Gallery House Internship Program (Gallery House) is a semester-long Internship targeting undergraduate Pratt Institute students in all fields of study taught at this institution. The purpose of Gallery House is to provide participating students (Interns) with real-life experience in curating, promoting, and managing an exhibit benefiting a local non-profit selected by a team of Interns accepted into the program each semester. Through experiential learning, Interns gain insights into the local, New York City art and design world, and engage in personal and professional development in group decision-making and management, in marketing and branding, in negotiation with beneficiary organizations, in curation, in collaboration and communication with fellow professionals, in budgeting for a project, in time management, and in non-profit fundraising and raising public awareness about a pressing social need through an art exhibit. Interns may also receive three (3) academic credits for participation in this program.
At the conclusion of the semester, at their option, each individual Intern successfully completing the program may voluntarily opt to accept an invitation to also receive the honor letters, Delta Gamma Theta, from the DGT Alumni Association, Inc. and as part of that commit to volunteer as coaches for subsequent groups of Interns during subsequent semesters. Upon graduation from Pratt Interns participating in this way may voluntarily join as as full-fledged members of the DGT Alumni Association.
Gallery House uses a private gallery space within the DGT Alumni Association’s residential facility at 272 Clinton Ave. The building is a brownstone on a historically designated and protected block of Clinton Ave. Its interior spaces, on the main floor, are being protected and restored as gracious nineteenth century spaces for hosting exhibits and as a memorable reunion location for generations of Pratt Alumni who once lived there between 1964 and 2006, when it served as a fraternity house.
January 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
An online submission is made via https://galleryhouse.submittable.com/submit Applications will consist of a letter of interest, including the applicant’s idea for a potential exhibit and the social need or issue that might serve as the basis of the theme for an exhibit. Attached to the letter of interest, each applicant must include a portfolio, a curriculum vitae (CV), and two letters of recommendation. A short list of finalist will participate in an interview conducted by the Gallery House Internship Program volunteers.
Candidates should have completed at least one semester in any art or design program at Pratt, and have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher.
LOCATION OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING SESSIONS AND EXHIBIT SPACE:
Private Gallery within the Residential Facility of the DGT Alumni Association, Inc., 272 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205, three blocks from the Pratt campus.