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Getty and Los Angeles County Offer 305 Paid Summer Internships in the Arts

Applications are Now Being Accepted for Opportunities in Museums, Film, Literary, Performing, and Visual Arts

April 6, 2001

Los Angeles--The J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, seeking to introduce young people to a variety of arts-related careers and help develop future cultural leaders, have awarded nearly $1 million ($992,400) to 164 organizations to support 305 summer internships in the arts. The internships provide real work experience at Los Angeles County arts organizations, including museums; film, literary, performing and visual arts organizations; and local arts agencies. Additional educational components for participants focus on career opportunities in the arts.

Interested college undergraduates should apply directly to the arts organizations hosting internships. Information about participating organizations and available positions may be obtained online. For museum and visual arts internships, go to the Getty's Web site at For film, literary and performing arts internships, go to the County's Web site at

Los Angeles host organizations receiving support include the American Film Institute, Southern California Asian American Studies Central/Visual Communications, California African American Museum, Jazz Tap Ensemble, Long Beach Symphony, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Mexican Cultural Institute, and Pasadena Playhouse.

The Getty's Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program for the visual arts is now in its ninth year. The County program, approved and funded by the Board of Supervisors and administered by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, is in its second year. The County program is designed to work in parallel to the Getty program by providing opportunities in the performing and literary arts. Film and municipal arts agency opportunities are new in 2001. As part of the partnership, the Getty convenes joint educational and networking activities for the interns.

The Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program has awarded $530,000 to fund 149 film, literary and performing arts, and other arts administration internships at 87 organizations. Students receive a $3,000 stipend for 10-week internships. Host organizations also receive funds to help cover administrative expenses. Interns gain hands-on experience in a wide range of arts management fields including marketing, fundraising, audience development, public relations, stage management, production, programming, finance, educational outreach and cultural planning. County internships are open to college undergraduates of all races and ethnic backgrounds who either reside in Los Angeles County or attend colleges or universities located in Los Angeles County.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke noted, "It's vital to develop a pool of topflight arts administrators and other professionals so that L.A. County may continue to expand as a world class center of the arts. This year the County's Arts Internship Program will expand to include local arts agencies, municipal performing arts organizations, and other nonprofit, presenting, or literary arts organizations. I want to commend the County Arts Commission and the Getty for rising to the challenge of providing an environment that will stimulate the development of all the arts in greater Los Angeles."

The Getty's Multicultural Internship Program has awarded $462,400 to fund 156 visual arts internships at 77 organizations. Students receive $3,000 for 10-week internships, with additional funds awarded to the organizations to offset administrative expenses. Students gain direct experience in such areas as exhibitions, publications, education, and conservation.

The program is designed to assist outstanding students in groups traditionally underrepresented in museum and visual arts professions--individuals of African-American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent. Like the Arts Commission program, eligible undergraduates must also either reside in Los Angeles County or be attending Los Angeles-area colleges and universities. Since the Getty program's inception in 1993, more than $3.8 million has supported over 1,000 multicultural summer internships.

Deborah Marrow, director of the Getty Grant Program and dean for external relations of the J. Paul Getty Trust, commented, "The Getty is very pleased to again join forces with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission to encourage young people to explore the many exciting careers in the arts. The future of our museums, performing, visual arts, and other arts organizations is directly linked to the training of a younger generation for future leadership positions."

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Summer 2001 Arts Internship Program Host Organizations
(G) Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Grants
(L) Los Angeles County Arts Internship Grants

For additional information, interested undergraduates should refer to: for visual arts internships, or for performing and literary arts internships.

Catalina Island Museum (G)
Catalina Island Performing Arts Foundation (L)

Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center (G)
Millard Sheets Gallery (G)
Visual Resource Collection, Pomona College Department of Art History (G)
Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College (G)
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens (G)
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College (G)
Tierra del Sol Center, First Street Gallery & Art Center (G)

Culver City
City of Culver City (L)
Henry Mancini Institute (L)

Glendale/Pasadena/San Marino Area
Alex Theatre (L)
A Noise Within (L)
Armory Center for the Arts (G)
Autry Museum of Western Heritage (G)
City of Pasadena, Cultural Affairs Division (L)
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (G)
Kidspace Museum (G) (L)
Light Bringer Project (G)
Los Angeles Children's Chorus (L)
Pacific Asia Museum (G)
Pasadena Dance Theatre (L)
Pasadena Playhouse (L)
Pasadena Shakespeare Company (L)
Pasadena Symphony Association (L)
Southwest Chamber Music (L)

La Cañada/Flintridge
Descanso Gardens (G)

Lancaster Performing Arts Center (L)

Long Beach
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach (G)
Arts and Services for Disabled (G)
University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach (G)
Visual Resources, Art Department, California State University, Long Beach (G)
Historical Society of Long Beach (G)
International City Theatre (L)
Long Beach Museum of Art (G)
Long Beach Symphony (L)
Museum of Latin American Art (G)
Rancho Los Cerritos (G)

Los Angeles

Art Share Los Angeles (L)
ARTS, Inc. (G)
ARTScorpsLA (G)
Center Theatre Group (L)
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) (G)
Central Library, Los Angeles Public Library (G)
Chinese American Museum (G)
Cornerstone Theater Company (L)
East West Players (L)
El Pueblo Park Association (G)
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum (G)
Grand Performances/California Plaza (L)
Great Leap (L)
The HeArt Project (L)
Inner-City Arts (G)
International Documentary Association (L)
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (G)(L)
Japanese American National Museum (G)
L.A. Freewaves (G)
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (L)
Los Angeles Conservancy (G)
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro Art (G)
Los Angeles Master Chorale (L)
Los Angeles Opera (L)
Los Angeles Philharmonic (L)
Mexican Cultural Institute of Los Angeles (G)(L)
Moving Arts (L)
Museum of Neon Art (G)
Music Center Education Division (L)
Rosanna Gamson/World Wide Dance (L)
Ryman-Carroll Foundation (G)
Shakespeare Festival/L.A. (L)
Southern California Asian American Studies Central (Visual Communications) (G)
Theatre L.A. (L)

East Los Angeles:
Bilingual Foundation of the Arts (L)
Latino Theatre Company (L)
Los Angeles Music and Art School (L)
Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles (G)
Plaza de la Raza (G)(L)
Self-Help Graphics and Art (G)

Mid-City/South City:
African Marketplace, Inc. (L)
California African American Museum (G)
California Science Center (G)
Evidence Room Theatre Project (L)
Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers (L)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (G)
Exposition Park, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History (G)
Lula Washington Dance Theatre (L)
Page Museum, La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History (G)
Performing Tree (L)
St. Elmo Village (G)
Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research (G)
Theatre of Hearts/Youth First (L)
24th Street Theatre (L)
Watts Summer Festival, Inc. (L)

Eagle Rock/Highland Park:
Eagle Rock Community Cultural Association (G)
Art History & The Visual Arts Department, Occidental College (G)
Southwest Museum (G)
San Fernando Valley: Deaf West Theatre Co., Inc. (L)
Multicultural Music and Art Foundation of Northridge (L)
Theatre of Hope for Abused Women (L)
Valley Cultural Center (L)

Center for the Study of Political Graphics (G)
Collage Dance Theatre (L)
Diavolo (L)
Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles (G)
Jazz Tap Ensemble (L)
L.A. Jewish Symphony (L)
L.A. Theatre Works (L)
Los Angeles Arts Academy (L)
MAK Center for Art and Architecture L.A. (Schindler House) (G)
Museum of Jurassic Technology (G)
Museum of Television and Radio (G)
Odyssey Theatre (L)
Otis College of Art and Design (G)
Simon Wiesenthal Center, Museum of Tolerance (G)
Skirball Cultural Center (G)(L)
Venice Arts Mecca (L)
Young Artists International (L)
Young Musicians Foundation (L)

Actors' Gang (L)
American Film Institute (L)
The Blank Theatre Company (L)
California Youth Theatre, Inc. (L)
Circle X Theatre Co. (L)
Guild Opera Company (L)
Hollywood Arts Council (L)
Immaculate Heart Community/Corita Art Center (G)
Indecent Exposure Theatre Company (L)
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (G)
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (G)
Stages Theatre Center (L)
Theatre of NOTE (L)
Yiddishkayt Los Angeles (L)

Manhattan Beach
City of Manhattan Beach, Cultural Arts Division (G)(L)

Newhall/Santa Clarita
California Institute of the Arts, Community Arts Partnerships (G)
Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre (L)
William S. Hart Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History (G)

Norwalk Cultural Arts Center, City of Norwalk (G)
City of Norwalk Recreation & Park Services Department (L)

Rancho Palos Verdes
Palos Verdes Community Arts Center (G)

San Pedro/Wilmington
Banning Residence Museum (G)
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (G)
City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department (L)
Drum Barracks Civil War Museum (G)
Los Angeles Maritime Museum (G)

Santa Monica
18th Street Arts Complex (G)
American Academy for Dance & Kindred Arts (L)
California Lawyers for the Arts (L)
Highways Performance Space (G)(L)
Inside Out Community Arts (L)
Santa Monica Museum of Art (G)
TeAda Productions (L)

Whittier/Pico Rivera
City of Pico Rivera, Centre for the Arts (L)
Danza Floricanto (L)

Note: Internships are also being offered at the Getty Center and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, although the application deadline for these positions has already passed.

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The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has fostered excellence, diversity, vitality, and accessibility of the arts in the County since 1947. Through its grants programs, the Commission awarded $1.9 million to regional nonprofit arts organizations this year in additional to the internship awards. The Commission also produces the Ford Amphitheatre and [INSIDE] THE FORD series, the Los Angeles County Arts Open House and the Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration, and operates a year-round free music program. The Commission launched new program initiatives in folk arts and arts education in 2001. The Commission's budget for the fiscal year 2000-2001 is $3.8 million.

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