If you're anything like us and have spent days of your life fretting over job interviews, the NY Times article we picked out for you below might give you some relief. So instead we can focus all our worrying on the problem of unpaid internships and the resulting threat to diversity in our industry (not like that's news to our ears). To learn more, we're excited to attend a discussion at The Signature Theater on Saturday to explore Intersectionality in Art. But don't worry, even if you're planning on staying in all week, as always - we've got you covered.
“But the truth is that success in any field is more about commitment to a process than it is about finding one magic trick that will make it all come together.”
— Jeff Goins in "The 7 Differences Between Professionals and Amateurs"
Reads and Feeds: Words That Lingered
VR Will Break Museums, Adrian Hon, Medium; Coming from someone who loves museums, has worked for them, and has logged more than 250 museum visits since 2010 - this thought might worth considering and mulling over.
Internships threaten diversity in the creative industries, Christy Romer, Arts Professional; Not that this is any news to us, but now there's a comprehensive study by the Institute for Public Policy Research backing our concern with detailed research. A fascinating read.
10 Steps to Build a Localized Movement for the Arts, Ryan Antony Nicotra, Americans for the Arts; To say that we're invested in spreading the arts is one thing, but to be strategic about developing a movement is another. Here's a useful roadmap for the latter.
World Cities Culture Finance Report, World Cities Culture Forum; Ever wondered how NYC's spending on arts and culture compared to other cities in the world? The first ever global comparison study looks at arts financing in cities like Shanghai, Sydney, Brussels and Moscow.
The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews, Jason Dana, The New York Times; Not that we want to encourage you to come to interviews unprepared (prep is still key!), but this made us feel better about all those bad interviews we've had in our lives....
This Week Around Town
MONDAY, MAY 15
The Opera Party: Secrets of the Opera
Hear world-class live performances while enjoying delectable dishes created to match the music — and drinks you can take to your seat. Metropolitan Opera star Anthony Roth Costanzo curates and hosts three unfettered fêtes celebrating opera in a whole new way.
7:00pm; The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY; $30
TUESDAY, MAY 16
Making Black Lives Matter: Tracing the Role of Women in the Black Radical Tradition
Drawing on archival research, oral history, and his work as an organizer in the Movement for Black Lives, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow Christopher Paul Harris will examine the black radical tradition by centering the ideas of the women who played a critical role in shaping it.
5:00pm - 6:00pm; Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd Street; Free
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame Exhibition Tour
Explore photographs of India in the mid-twentieth century, including images from Gandhi’s last days, captured vividly by the pioneering photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004).
6:00pm - 6:45pm; The Rubin Museum, 150 West 17th St., New York, NY 10011; Free with Museum Admission
THURSDAY, MAY 18
Screening of Carol Rama: More and Even More
In conjunction with “Carol Rama: Antibodies,” the New Museum will present a special one-night-only screening of the award-winning documentary Carol Rama: More and Even More (2003), with introductory remarks by Helga Christoffersen, Assistant Curator. The film, directed by Simone Pierini, will be shown for the first time in the United States.
7:00pm; New Museum Theater, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002; $10-15
FRIDAY, MAY 19
Carnival of the Animals: A Night of Experimental Music
A contemporary, musical exploration of the history and spirit of The Incoherents. Comprising French classical music, jazz, musical theatre and collaborative sound, these works employ parody, audience participation, electronics and improvisation to challenge virtuosic notions of performance, coherency of genre and academic musical conventions.
7:00pm - 9:00pm; Hunter East Harlem Gallery, 2180 Third Ave; Free
SATURDAY, MAY 20
Body/Image: Creating and Maintaining Intersectionality in Art
Featuring a panel of artists and scholars, this discussion will explore how we might reclaim painful narratives as part of an ongoing movement of intersectionality in art, and how we support inclusion and diversity when creating new works.
4:30pm; The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, NYC; Free
SUNDAY, MAY 21
Ai and Sensui Calligraphy & Kyoto Culture
Ai Takaoka’s calligraphy performance has been presented in many shrines in Kyoto. Her traditional Japanese calligraphy action is an elegant and powerful performance of living brushwork.
2:00pm - 4:30pm; The Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368; Free
FOR THE HOMEBODY
Createquity's New Podcast Series: Watch What You're Giving
Produced in partnership with Fractured Atlas, this first podcast series of episodes discusses the implications for the arts of the growing philanthropic movement called effective altruism, which some define as doing the most amount of good possible with the resources available, based on rational scientific analysis.
The Job Hunt
- Administrative Assistant - Booking Department, Columbia Artists Management, via YPA Member
- Client Strategy Analyst, Christie's, LinkedIn
- Development Assistant, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, NYFA Classifieds
- Financial Controller, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, LinkedIn
- Part Time Customer Relations Representative, New York Philharmonic, NYFA Classifieds