This ten-hour/week professional practice program is designed to find and explore different entrepreneurship and artistic methods.  Interns create CVs, biographies, exhibit/production proposals, artist statements/personal narratives, and statements of purpose, learning the unique content and purposes of each.  An exhibition or production will be created from an ongoing archive of the artist’s work.  With the guidance of Side Street Studio Arts’ Directors, artists will explore best practices for managing, editing, and installing work.

Artist-Internships are open to artists of all media and are highly individualized to ensure that each artist grows in the skills necessary for their particular practice and future goals.

Call for Arts Administration Interns






The brand new Arts Administration Internship Program at Side Street Studio Arts will provide hands-on immersion in the daily operations of a growing arts organization in downtown Elgin. Interns will work closely with SSSA staff to have a rare opportunity to be immersed in many types of projects and work experiences, including event production, arts education, non-profit business management, and much more. These positions are best suited for those interested in exploring arts education, gallery management, performance/exhibition production, arts administration, or nonprofit management careers. Interns will work both on and off-site for a minimum of 10 hours a week for 6 to 12 months,. This internship is flexible and can be scheduled to accommodate other commitments and varying time frames. A $500-$1000 stipend is provided, as well as additional opportunities to earn money through teaching and/or other arts exhibitions and performance opportunities. 


Interested individuals should email the following to 

  • cover letter;

  • resume;

  • references;

  • visual or performance work samples, if applicable; 

  • and teaching history, if applicable. 

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