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Intern-Fellowship Program

Rolling Application

Available internship periods: Jan-Mar, Apr-June, July-Sept, Oct-Dec

email: with letter of interest

Fort Lauderdale, FL, September 29, 2016– FATVillage Projects, the 501c3 nonprofit that heads up FATVillage Art District’s popular last-Saturday Artwalk, is pleased to announce its newest contribution to promoting and assisting emerging contemporary artists: an internship with a twist.

 “FATVillage interns aren’t just for doing the kinds of unskilled labor usually associated with traditional internships. We want to provide emerging talent with the experience to conceive and create their own unique programming.”  --Leah Brown, Exhibitions co-director and curator

This 3-month program is both an internship and a fellowship for recent graduates of art, curatorial studies, or art history programs. The intern/fellows work with FATVillage Projects curators and staff on average 12 hours per week (at least 4 hrs/week on site, the rest at mutually agreed upon on or off-site locations), learning the ropes of how an arts non-profit works, doing hands-on art installation, and helping with research, documentation, and social media. But the real and unique benefit to the intern is in the cultivation of an independent project of the intern/fellow’s choice with the support and backing of the FATVillage Projects. This can be anything from curating a show in one of the many alternative exhibition spaces in FATVillage, to a workshop series, video-blog project, zine, site-specific installation, or other creative vision. The idea is to provide the intern/fellow with this kind of opportunity that is usually reserved for artists with more experience, and have them learn by doing with the support and assistance of a team that regularly puts together large-scale exhibitions and projects.

Dana Brown, the inaugural FATVillage intern/fellow is a recent Art Graduate of Florida State, with roots in South Florida.

“I’m really interested in the concept that art can help strengthen existing communities as well as helping to create new ones. As an artist I am interested in space and how people interact with the space and within the space, and also how the organization of a space can dictate behavior, so the internship provides a one of a kind opportunity to work on a large scale.” –Dana Brown, FATVillage intern/fellow 2016

Dana Brown’s intern/fellowship is September—December, 2016 and will culminate in a site-specific installation.

Anyone who is interested in pursuing an intern/fellowship with the FATVillage Projects is welcome to contact Leah Brown for more information by email at Interns will be accepted quarterly on a rolling basis for four time slots: Jan-Mar, Apr-June, July-Sept, Oct-Dec. Recent graduates from undergraduate art programs, and current as well as recent graduate students are encouraged to apply. Emerging artists with equivalent educational experience will also be considered.


FATVillage Projects is a 501c3 non-profit art center whose purpose is to promote the creation, exhibition, curation, research, and education of emerging, contemporary artists. Our focus is creating an equal opportunity community inclusive of all arts, including:  visual art, media and the performing arts. FATVillage Projects is a 2014-2016 recipient of a John S. and James L. Knight Challenge Grant to expand programming. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1-5 pm.

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