Arts & Culture

UK to Host First Arts Administration Fair

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2018) University of Kentucky arts administration undergraduate and graduate students will have the opportunity to network with potential internship placements and employers at the first ever Department of Arts Administration hosted Arts and Culture Internship and Job Fair. The event will be presented from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7,  in Room 163 of Holmes Hall.

Organizations from the Lexington and Louisville areas will attend this arts administration fair, including but not limited to: KET, LexArts, Radio Eye, Institute 193, Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts and several others.

Founded in 1987, UK's Department of Arts Administration offers one of the most comprehensive curricula in the country. Dynamic and innovative, the department leads national and international initiatives in teaching, research, professional and community service to educate and inspire responsible arts leaders, artists and entrepreneurs.

UK’s arts administration degree programs prepare students for the challenges they will meet as professionals in the arts with alumni working locally at UK, statewide at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and the Kentucky Historical Society, and nationally in New York on Broadway, in Washington, D.C. at the National Gallery, in Nashville at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, in Chicago at Millennium Park, and in Seattle at the Seattle Opera.

The internship fair allows students pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in arts administration to network and possibly secure internships for following semesters in organizations like the previously mentioned. Department Chair and Associate Professor of Arts Administration Rachel Shane explains, “Having the opportunity to host amazing arts and cultural organizations from across the region is a privilege, (the department is) thrilled to be able to connect arts professionals with our students in order to build relationships between our students and the arts community.”

Though the fair is arts administration focused, it is open to all College of Fine Arts students. Dress code is business attire and participants are asked to bring out printed copies of their resume.        

For students to register to attend, visit the fair’s Eventbrite page.

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