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BEXAR COUNTY ARTS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Program Overview:

Bexar County Commissioners Court, established an arts internship program for local nonprofit arts organizations, to provide one paid internship to an undergraduate student to assist with seasonal or special projects. Ten organizations will be selected to receive a grant to pay the interns. The program will be open to currently enrolled undergraduate college students who are Bexar County residents.

The internship program is for 10 weeks and is to give undergraduate students meaningful on the job training and experience working with a nonprofit arts organization and foster future leaders and advocates for the arts sector in Bexar County. Selected students will develop a closer understanding of how the arts benefit their community along with real world applications of business skills that can be applied to their careers.

"I was given many interesting tasks and projects throughout the summer, including: creating postcard advertisements in Photoshop promoting the Magik's Early Childhood programs, contacting vendors at La Villita to coordinate their involvement in the theatre production, Shakespeare in the Park: Renaissance on the River event happening in September, representing the theatre at education conferences and fairs, and contacting many large businesses to discuss their sponsorship with the theatre. I have to say, the thing that struck me the most about my work experience this summer, was that I had learned how to do most of what I was asked to do in school. There were a lot of "wait, I actually know how to do this!" moments that were funny to me, but also reassuring to me. "

Brennan Loy, 2015 Summer Internship at Magik Children's Theatre

Program Overview:

Bexar County Commissioners Court, established an arts internship program for local nonprofit arts organizations, to provide one paid internship to an undergraduate student to assist with seasonal or special projects. Ten organizations will be selected to receive a grant to pay the interns. The program will be open to currently enrolled undergraduate college students who are Bexar County residents, attending a college or university in Bexar County or attending a college outside of the county as long as the student is a resident of Bexar County and can show proof of same. Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree or higher are not eligible.  

2017 Selected Arts Organizations

Congratulations to the 10 arts organizations selected to participate in the Arts Internship program for the summer of 2017. 

Artpace 

Centro Cultural Aztlan  

Children's Chorus of San Antonio 

Classic Theatre 

Esperanza Peace and Justice Center 

Inspire Community Fine Arts Center 

The Playhouse    

SA Film Festival    

SAY Si  

Texas Public Radio 




Arts Organization Eligibility:

All arts organizations with not-for-profit 501- (c) 3 status, having a working board of directors, in operation for over 5 years, and remaining a financially viable organization, as determined by a review of financial documents will be eligible to apply. Organizations are selected for this program based primarily on a comprehensive, specific and detailed explanation of the work assignments/projects that their selected Intern will be given and the ability of the organization to carry out the program/activity.

After review of applications, ten organizations are selected a by a panel of ArtsFund and Bexar County representatives to participate in the program. Participating organizations then provide an internship application on their web site. Prospective students will access the application directly from the arts organization.  Additionally, student applicants will be directed to the organization’s site through a link on theArtsFund web site. Proposals will be reviewed February 13 - 17, 2017.   Selected organizations receive a $3,500 internship award. 

Email notice went out to arts organizations January 11, 2017. 

Guidelines, requirements, and instructions:  Bexar County Arts Internship 2017 Guidelines

Application was due before February 10, 2017 deadline to qualify for consideration.

Selection was announced February 20, 2017.

Selected organizations  begin  accepting intern applications from students March 1, 2017.



2016 Selected Arts Organizations

Congratulations to the 10 arts organizations selected to participate in the Arts Internship program for the summer of 2016. 

Artpace  selected Carlos Lewis from Texas State University

ARTS San Antonio selected Alexandra Flores from UTSA

Centro Cultural Aztlan selected Maria M. Garza Martinez from St. Mary's University

Cactus Pear selected selected Sara Briggs from University of Texas at San Antonio

Children's Chorus of San Antonio selected Elizabeth Surovic from Texas A & M 

Classic Theatre selected Tyler Dudley from St. Mary's University

Gemini Ink selected Robert J. Cavazos from UNiversity of Incarnate Word

San Antonio Chorale Society selected David Lloyd from San Antonio College

San Antonio Symphony selected Natalie Piazzi from University of Texas at San Antonio

YOSA selected Isaac Schutz from Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

2015 List of Selected Organizations 

Artpace  selected Amada Miller, from SW School of Art BFA

Centro Cultural Aztlan selected Alyssa Fuentes, from St. Mary's University

Children's Chorus of SA selected Austin James Hearn, from UTSA

Classic Theatre selected Katie Farrell, from Trinity University

San Anto Cultural Arts selected Sabrina M. Alfaro, from Northwest Vista

The Magik Theatre selected Brennan Loy, from UTSA

TPR(Texas Public Radio) selected Miranda Whitus, from Bard College

Woodlawn Theatre  selected Francesca Breig, from Texas Tech

YOSA selected Serena Davis,  from Rice University

SAY Si  selected Madalin Beavers,  from  UT Austin


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