Open Calls

Open Call for NJ-Based Artists
from Creative Capital and Gallery Aferro

Creative Capital Professional Development
BLENDED LEARNING PROGRAM:
STRATEGIC PLANNING & FUNDING YOUR WORK

Multi-format course in financial and business
management to help artists establish a secure
base upon which to create and grow their work

The Creative Capital Professional Development Program (PDP)’s Blended Learning Program is an integrated four- to six-month program running from April – July 2016 that combines a one-day Strategic Planning & Fundraising in-person workshop, three live webinars, a series of online courses, artist working groups and small group phone consultations.

The in-person workshop will be held on April 9, 2016 at Gallery Aferro. Gallery Aferro is an artist-run space centrally located in Newark, New Jersey’s largest city and easily accessible by public transit or driving. We are very excited to be hosting this dynamic professional development program where artists teach artists.

24 artists will be accepted into the program by Gallery Aferro. We are committed to diversity in all it’s multiple forms, with artists of color especially encouraged to apply. Artists of all disciplines are eligible to participate in the program, artists should be generative, not interpretive. (For example, the composer over the violinist, the playwright over the actor). Artists can be from more than one discipline.

Applications Due February 27th, 11:59 PM
Apply online using this link to a simple
google form: goo.gl/qBq2ak

Contact info@aferro.org with questions

The program is offered to accepted artists free of charge.

Program topics include but are not limited to: Art Business Management, Real Life Budgeting, Web Blog & Email Essentials, Social Media: How to be Everywhere All the Time, Effective Negotiations, Kickstarter School, Financial Management, Grants and Applications, and Exploring Streams of Revenue.

Participants leave the program with

• A personalized plan of action based on their own identified goals for their art career

• A roadmap for funding their work and revenue-generation, including improving fundraising materials; working with partners and building a base of individual contributors

• New perspectives on how to approach presenting and writing about their work for fundraising purposes

• Increased understanding of their personal and professional financial options

• A framework for deciding which opportunities to say yes or now to, and how to do so

• A new understanding of the value of their time, and how it relates to the pricing of their work

• The PDP Strategic Planning Workbook, which includes exercises and evaluation processes to work toward your own personal goal setting and financial management

• The PDP Artist Tools Handbook, an essential guide filled with practical tools and resources

• Handouts that include self-assessment exercises, focusing strategies, worksheets and tools

• A cohort of peer artists in the community who can act as resources going forward


Volunteer Opportunities: Immediate Openings

We are currently in need of volunteers for some general labor projects for throughout 2016 as we upgrade several parts of the gallery. Volunteers can help us move items, clean, paint and build. Skills with basic tools and light carpentry (drywall), wiring, etc… greatly appreciated but not necessary to make a big difference.

Gallery Aferro is also seeking volunteers to assist with gallery reception and light clerical assistance. These volunteers will answer the phone, assist visitors with questions and attend to the exhibitions during gallery hours.

To volunteer please email edavis@aferro.org or call 917 226 7821


INTERN AT GALLERY AFERRO: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP

Gallery Aferro is currently looking to fill 2 part-time Administrative internship positions for 2016

Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate students or recent grads.

To Apply: Email résumé and cover letter to Evonne Davis at edavis@aferro.org
with the subject line: administrative intern.

Gallery Aferro interns have the unique opportunity to work closely with staff and the larger arts community in learning all aspects of a nonprofit organization. Because Gallery Aferro is both a presenting and a workspace organization with strong connections to cultural professionals, the internship position can build excellent professional skills/contacts and a breadth of knowledge that goes well beyond the work involved.

Internships at Gallery Aferro are particularly beneficial to motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are interested in cultivating exhibitions, operations, development and arts administration experience in order to gain work experience and fulfill career goals in the art world.

Gallery Aferro is a Newark, NJ-based nonprofit alternative arts organization founded in 2003. Gallery Aferro currently operates out of a 20,000 sq ft building in downtown Newark. We offer exhibitions and events featuring local, national and international artists, a year-round workspace residency program, a publication line consisting of artist’s books, essays and exhibition catalogs, and educational resources including school tours and Identity Blueprint, a free workshop program in photography, digital animation and carpentry for high school-age young women from Newark.

Administrative Assistant Interns will work side by side with the Gallery Director on major administrative and fundraising projects.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Creating and managing databases
  • Email and phone communications with studio residents, artists, arts organizations, curators, collectors and educators
  • Assessing and organizing resources for artists and programs
  • Scheduling delivery of artworks, services and communications
  • General gallery and administrative support for our many ongoing initiatives

The Administrative Assistant Intern will report directly to the Gallery Director, must be available at least 12 hours a week, including Saturday.

Candidates should possess good phone and email manners, the ability to be punctual and detail-oriented, have a basic working knowledge of Macintosh computers, have a basic working knowledge of Excel and Google docs, but most of all have an interest in contemporary art and an enthusiasm for working with the public.


INTERN AT GALLERY AFERRO: SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP

Gallery Aferro is currently looking to fill 2 part-time Social Media internship positions for 2016

Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate students or recent grads.

To Apply: Email résumé and cover letter to Evonne Davis at edavis@aferro.org
with the subject line: social media intern.

Gallery Aferro interns have the unique opportunity to work closely with staff and the larger arts community in learning all aspects of a nonprofit organization. Because Gallery Aferro is both a presenting and a workspace organization with strong connections to cultural professionals, the internship position can build excellent professional skills/contacts and a breadth of knowledge that goes well beyond the work involved.

Internships at Gallery Aferro are particularly beneficial to motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are interested in cultivating marketing, operations and arts administration experience in order to gain work experience and fulfill career goals in the art world.

Gallery Aferro is a Newark, NJ-based nonprofit alternative arts organization founded in 2003. Gallery Aferro currently operates out of a 20,000 sq ft building in downtown Newark. We offer exhibitions and events featuring local, national and international artists, a year-round workspace residency program, a publication line consisting of artist’s books, essays and exhibition catalogs, and educational resources including school tours and Identity Blueprint, a free workshop program in photography, digital animation and carpentry for high school-age young women from Newark.

Social Media interns will work closely with the Artistic Director to develop and promote Gallery Aferro events, resources and mission through our website, two program blogs, and social media outlets.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Creating and managing content for our numerous social media outlets, including our website, two blogs, and Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare etc.
  • Working with artists and students to create and post content.
  • Video interviews and editing for social media.
  • Research into current and topical trends in social media relevant to our programs and mission.

The Social Media Interns will report directly to the Artistic Director, must be available at least 12 hours a week, including Saturday.

Candidates should possess good phone and email manners, have a basic working knowledge of Macintosh computers, experience with many forms of social media, excellent writing and communication skills, but most of all have an interest in contemporary art and enthusiasm for working with the public. Other valuable skills would be experience with Adobe Creative Suite products, experience with digital photography, and a basic working knowledge of consumer grade video cameras and editing. Required: punctuality, enthusiasm, and follow through on projects.


INTERN AT GALLERY AFERRO: CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP

Gallery Aferro is currently looking to fill 2 part-time Curatorial internship positions for 2016

Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate students or recent grads.

To Apply: Email résumé and cover letter to Evonne Davis at edavis@aferro.org
with the subject line: curatorial intern.

Gallery Aferro interns have the unique opportunity to work closely with staff and the larger arts community in learning all aspects of a nonprofit organization. Because Gallery Aferro is both a presenting and a workspace organization with strong connections to cultural professionals, the internship position can build excellent professional skills/contacts and a breadth of knowledge that goes well beyond the work involved.

Internships at Gallery Aferro are particularly beneficial to motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are interested in cultivating curatorial, operations and arts administration experience in order to gain work experience and fulfill career goals in the art world.

Gallery Aferro is a Newark, NJ-based nonprofit alternative arts organization founded in 2003. Gallery Aferro currently operates out of a 20,000 sq ft building in downtown Newark. We offer exhibitions and events featuring local, national and international artists, a year-round workspace residency program, a publication line consisting of artist’s books, essays and exhibition catalogs, and educational resources including school tours and Identity Blueprint, a free workshop program in photography, digital animation and carpentry for high school-age young women from Newark.

Curatorial Assistants will work closely with and liaise between curators and exhibiting artists.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Creating and managing online databases
  • Email and phone communications with artists, arts organizations, service suppliers etc.
  • Managing appointments and scheduling
  • Assisting with studio visits
  • Scheduling delivery of artworks
  • General gallery and administrative support as required by projects
  • Direct assistance to artists

The Curatorial Intern will report directly to the Artistic Director and must be available at least 12 hours a week, including Saturday.

Candidates should possess good phone and email manners, the ability to be punctual, have a basic working knowledge of Macintosh computers, have a basic working knowledge of Excel and Google docs, but most of all have an interest in contemporary art and an enthusiasm for working with the public. Other valuable skills would be experience with Adobe Creative Suite products and experience with digital photography.