Arts Council of Greater New Haven
The Arts Council strives to advance the region by providing leadership and support to New Haven’s diverse arts community. The council envisions a thriving arts community at the heart of our city and believes that art, culture, and creativity are fundamental human rights. The Fellow will serve the Program Coordinator for the Arts Council’s summer events and will work closely with the Program Director.
City of New Haven Department of Arts and Culture
The Department of Arts and Culture assists, promotes, and encourages artists, arts and cultural organizations and events in New Haven while also serving as the steward for the municipal collection of globally inspired public art. By celebrating arts and culture, it becomes a catalyst for economic development, equitable civic engagement, and spiritual uplift. The Fellow will assist the Department with the curation and management of partnerships in presenting localized Summer/Fall events.
Agency website: www.newhavenct.gov/arts
Ely Center of Contemporary Art
The Ely Center of Contemporary Art (ECOCA) is New Haven’s oldest arts center, located in a 1898 Elizabethan-style house that once belonged to a Yale professor. Now it operates as a community hub offering free and low-cost arts programs to the community, always focused on the critical issues of our time. ECOCA ensures all artists have access to professional advancement by gearing its work to support independent, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, senior, differently-abled emerging artists through exhibitions, public programming, artist talks, and cohort-building through artist residencies. The Fellow will help create the public-facing profile of ECOCA’s 2023-2024 season. Whether through visual, digital, or text-based materials, the Fellow will position ECOCA’s upcoming exhibitions and programs for maximum engagement, participation, and impact.
Agency website: www.elycenter.org
International Festival of Arts and Ideas
The International Festival of Arts and Ideas (IFAI) was founded in 1996 by three community leaders with the goal of bringing diverse people together through great art and big ideas, while supporting and revitalizing the City of New Haven. Each year IFAI presents 150+ events, concentrated in May and June, 85% of which are free to the public. IFAI engages more than 800 artists and speakers in paid work annually, partners with New Haven neighborhoods to host five one-day festivals in May, and offers a free program for high school students in arts administration. The Fellow will support IFAI by gathering community and audience memories and internal archival information as the organization commences a new strategic direction plan and begins to prepare for its 30th-anniversary celebration in 2025.
Agency website: www.artidea.org
New Haven Symphony Orchestra
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) enriches the cultural landscape through exceptional performances and education programs that are accessible to residents from all walks of life. Innovative programming inspires deeper audience engagement and meaningful artistic and educational collaborations which increase the reach and impact of the Symphony. The Fellow can choose from one of two projects: implement the recommendations of an accessibility audit in order to make concerts easier to navigate, especially for the blind or those with mobility limitations; or work with New Haven arts and culture organizations to plan and organize a first-ever summit on Arts Administration and Cultural Equity, with a goal of inspiring more diverse people to consider jobs in the arts industry.
Agency website: newhavensymphony.org