The IRA is pleased to accept a limited number of students to intern each semester at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) and Graphicstudio (GS). Internships are competitive.
USF School of Art and Art History students who are fulfilling their extended studies requirement for graduation are given priority. Students should contact their academic advisor regarding their individual requirements.
Internship Application Information
Send a resume, brief letter of interest, completed Internship Application Form, and 10 images for studio majors / pdf of paper for art history majors. Non-art majors submit letter of interest, resume, and completed Internship Application Form. Email all materials and use "Internship" in Subject line to either: Alexa Favata, Contemporary Art Museum <favata[AT]usf.edu>; or Noel Smith, Graphicstudio <nsmith[AT]usf.edu>
Faculty will contact you for an interview.
2013 Spring internships - Deadline October 15, 2012
2013 Summer A, B, and C - Deadline March 15, 2013
2013 Fall internships - Deadline June 15, 2013
2014 Spring internships - Deadline October 15, 2013
YOU Make a Difference
The USF Institute for Research in Art receives only partial support for its programs through the University of South Florida, College of The Arts. The dedication and generosity of our members, in partnership with the University, enables the Institute for Research in Art to remain a leading arts organization in Florida that will continue to initiate first-rate research, exhibitions and projects involving artists from around the world, and contribute to the cultural vitality of the University and the Tampa Bay community.
The USF Institute for Research in Art is the umbrella organization for the Contemporary Art Museum, Graphicstudio and Public Art program. Part of the University of South Florida College of The Arts, the IRA is dedicated to an international artists’ residency program that brings to the University and Tampa Bay community today’s most accomplished and influential artists working in the international art arena. Exhibitions, collection development, publication of limited edition graphics and sculpture multiples, commissioned public art works, lectures, symposia, workshops and special events are designed to foster awareness about the role of contemporary artists in shaping our culture and society. Participating artists represent the full and diverse spectrum of contemporary art practice including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, photography, electronic media, and performance.
Basic Membership in the IRA is FREE! Use the sign up form to the right to receive:
• Invitations to all CAM exhibitions, Graphicstudio and Public Art events
• Annual IRA Calendar of Events
Plus USF Faculty/Students/Staff with current USF ID receive:
• 10% discount on publications in the CAM museum store
Institute for Research in Art Director's Circle
Director’s Circle Silver Membership
$1000 dual yearly membership
• Complimentary copy of all catalogues published by the IRA
• 10% discount in the CAM shop
• Invitation to all VIP events, including Annual Nucci Award Party
• Invitation to all Director Circle Events (4)
• 1 Private curator led tour
Director’s Circle Gold Membership
$1400 dual yearly membership
All the above benefits plus...
• 1 Annual rental of CAM or Graphicstudio for a private event for up to 50 people
• 1 Pass to Art Basel Miami Beach — good for two guests
To become a Director's Circle member, contact Randall West at (813) 974-3503.
USFCAM Corporate Partnership Program
Corporate members of the USF Contemporary Art Museum are eligible to participate in our Corporate Art Bank Loan Program. Selected works from the University of South Florida art collection or exhibitions curated for other venues are made available to corporate partners on long-term loan for exhibition.
For more information on becoming a USFCAM Corporate Partner, contact Peter Foe at (813) 974-4332.
Graphicstudio Research Partners Program
Contributions to the Graphicstudio Research Partners Program provide critical funding for the support of artist residencies for collaborative research and the production of innovative artworks. Graphicstudio, founded in 1968 as a non-profit, university-based, art making facility, remains committed to aesthetic and technical research in the visual arts. Leading artists are invited to work in Graphicstudio’s state-of-the-art studios in collaboration with expert artisans to create works on paper including lithographs, etchings, photogravures, digital prints, and books and sculpture multiples in a variety of materials.
In recognition of its excellence, The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., has acquired and maintains an archive of Graphicstudio editions. Graphicstudio’s productions are also collected across the world by leading museums and collectors such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Israel Museum and Mamco, Geneva, among others.
In recognition of their participation with a contribution of $7,000 (annually), Research Partners receive six offerings of artworks that may be purchased for an ‘at cost’ fee (the cost of production) of $500 each (plus tax if applicable). The initial contribution of ($7,000) plus the cost of all six projects ($3,000) brings the total to $10,000 plus Florida sales tax (if applicable).
This program is an opportunity to create a collection or add depth to an existing one while supporting Graphicstudio’s continuing research mission.
Graphicstudio Research Partners Benefits
In addition to the six offerings of artworks, Partners also receive:
· Up to 30% discount on select Graphicstudio productions.
· At cost archival packaging for long-term storage of artworks upon request.
· VIP Invitations to lectures by curators, scholars and Graphicstudio artists.
· Exclusive previews and events at Graphicstudio and the USF Contemporary Art Museum.
Research Partners Availability
The number of Partners is limited to 30. Renewals are offered to current supporters on a first right of refusal. If a current member chooses not to renew their participation, a letter of invitation is sent to the next individual on thewaiting list.
For more information on the Graphicstudio Research Partners Program, contact Kristin Soderqvist at (813) 974-3503.
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