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Call for Interns for the 2014 Season
Civitella Ranieri Foundation 2014 Internships
Interns at Civitella are invited for a minimum of six weeks during this period of late April through November. Arrival and departure dates should coincide as much as possible with the arrivals and departures of our Fellows; however, often we ask an intern to arrive a week or two earlier and to work an extra week or two at the end of the season to help us close. Priority is given to candidates with longer periods of availability to avoid too much turnover while in session. Ideally, we seek two to three interns to cover the entire season as outlined below.
2014 dates are as follows:
April 29 – June 5
June 10 – July 24
August 5 – September 19
September 23 – November 4
Role and Responsibilities
- preparing rooms and equipment for Fellows’ arrival
- picking up and dropping off Fellows and Guests at train stations, bus stations and airports
- giving orientation information
- assisting Fellows (visual artists, writers and composers) in their work
- running errands
- greeting guests and giving tours of the Castle to visitors
- general office work and assistance
- preparing for events, including technical assistance and cleaning up
- communicating with the kitchen for meal planning
- helping to clear tables and set up for receptions
- re-shelving and cataloguing books, videos and DVDs in the Library
- cataloguing and organizing the art collection for the Civitella Gallery
- planning, researching and presenting historical and cultural information for field trips
- general assistance to the Executive Director, Fellows’ Coordinator, and Office Manager
Skills and Requirements
Working knowledge of English and Italian is necessary, as is a valid driver’s license and international driver’s license. Interns must be able to drive a large standard stick shift vehicle. We prefer interns who have advanced computer skills, some experience in the arts, in study or work abroad, and who are self-motivated, independent, work well in a group/team environment, have the flexibility to deal with the unpredictable set of tasks which vary from day to day, and are able to deal with an intensely motivated community in an idyllic but somewhat isolated place of work. An ideal intern should maintain a positive, willing and helpful attitude among co-workers and Fellows, and should be open and diplomatic in his/her interactions with people from diverse backgrounds and ages.
We offer selected candidates roundtrip airfare/transportation (from place of residence to Civitella), lodging and meals for the period of internship, and a stipend for incidental expenses of $150 per week. Means of payment is coordinated through the New York office.
Send a complete CV including the names of two references, their relationship to you and their telephone numbers. We request a cover letter explaining why the internship would be meaningful work experience for you. How might you best contribute to the Civitella community? What past experiences have helped prepare you for working at Civitella? Do you meet all the above requirements? All applications are due by December 31, 2013 and should be e-mailed to the Fellows’ Coordinator at email@example.com.
We review the applications in January and begin telephone/Skype™ interviews in early February. A committee will choose the finalists by the end of February, and notification is sent to all candidates in early March.
For more information see our website at
Welcome to Mia, our new Program Associate
Civitella Ranieri is pleased to welcome Mia Michelson-Bartlett as our new Program Associate in the New York office. The Program Associate is the principle contact for Fellows in booking their travel and learning about the specifics of their upcoming stay at the Center in Umbertide, as well as other aspects of our New York operations. We are sorry to bid farewell to Mac Walton, who will be moving on to Maine and Vermont, but happy to have Mia join the Civitella community.
Mia Michelson-Bartlett’s passion for the arts dates back to her childhood in the Pacific Northwest, where she was involved in dance, music, and theater. Her experiences as a student intern at the Williams College Museum of Art inspired her to pursue a career in the arts, and her belief that art fosters dialogue and builds connections among people underlies her professional endeavors. Prior to moving to New York City a year ago, Mia completed her graduate studies in Arts and Design Education at the Rhode Island School of Design and worked as the Education Associate at the Newport Art Museum. She is an avid recreational photographer and spends her free time knitting, practicing yoga, and following sports.
Upcoming Performances in Austria and New York
Composer and performer
(CRF 2008) has several premieres and shows this December.
December 4th, 2013
Broken Nails and Metal Tails
Performed by Jennifer Hymer
Essi Museum, Vienna, Austria
December 10th, 2013
Premiere of a new solo program, performed by Annie Gosfield
IEM Cube, Graz, Austria
December 12th, 2013
Premiere of a new work for bass
Performed by James Ilgenfritz
Roulette, Brooklyn, NY
'Ink Art' at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
(CRF 2012) and
(CRF 1999) are featured in
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China
, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's first exhibition of contemporary Chinese art.
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China
December 11, 2013 - April 6, 2014
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198
'Liberty Park' - Berlin
November 28 - December 15, 2013
Galerie Patrick Ebensperger
13347 Berlin, Germany
Open Tuesday - Friday 12.00 - 6.30 pm
Saturday 12.00 - 4.00 pm
Five Fellows Pay Homage to Bhupen Khakhar (CRF 2000)
Marking the 10th anniversary of the death of
, the Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke hosts an exhibition celebrating his artistic legacy.
Touched by Buphen
features the works of
(CRF 1998), and
(CRF 2004) among its 26 artists.
Touched by Bhupen
November 30, 2013 - January 6, 2014
Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke
2 Sunny House
16/18 Mereweather Road
Colaba, Mumbai 400 001
Open Tuesday - Saturday, 11-7
Six Fellows Featured in 'America Latina, 1960-2013'
America Latina, 1960-2013
examines Latin America's photographic legacy over the last 50 years. Six Fellows are among the more than 70 artists represented in the exhibition. The work of
Luz Maria Bedoya
are on view.
America Latina, 1960-2013
November 19, 2013 through April 6, 2014
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
261, Boulevard Raspail
Experiments with Truth: Atul Dodiya, Works 1981-2013
November 15 - December 29, 2013
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
Jaipur House, India Gate
New Delhi, 110003
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 - 5
November 20, 2013 – January 30, 2014
10 Chancery Lane Gallery
SOHO, Central, Hong Kong
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 - 6
'POSTMORTEM (after Gagawaka)' - New Delhi
November 5th - December 4th, 2013
Preview Tuesday, November 5th, 5:30 - 10 PM
Vadehra Art Gallery
D-53 Defence Colony
New Delhi, 110024
5x5 Castello 2013
October 25, 2013 - January 12, 2014
Espai d'art contemporani de Castelló
Tel +34 964 72 35 40
'Come Together: Surviving Sandy' - Brooklyn, NY
October 20th - December 15th, 2013
Open Thursdays through Sundays from 12:00 PM through 6:00 PM
To commemorate the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy—and the resiliency of New York City’s arts community, which was hit especially hard by the storm—the Dedalus Foundation, the
, and the Jamestown Charitable Foundation join with Industry City Associates to present a nearly 100,000 square foot exhibition at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
In addition to
(CRF 2009), work by Deborah Kass (Director's Guest 2009), Lucy Fradkin (Director's Guest 2008), James Siena (Director's Guest 2011), Arthur Simms (Director's Guest 2008), and Kit White (Director's Guest 2013) will be included in the exhibition.
220 36th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
'Cumulus' - Santa Ana, CA
October 5th, 2013 - January 5th, 2014
Exhibition and residency to mark the 100th anniversary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct
Grand Central Art Center
125 North Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
2013 Carnegie International - Pittsburgh, PA
October 5th, 2013 - March 16th, 2014
Artist talk on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013, at 6:30 PM
Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
'Painting and Other Stuff' - Antwerp, Belgium
Kerry James Marshall
October 4th, 2013 - February 2nd, 2014
Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp
'Encontro das Águas (Encounter of Waters)' - Seattle, WA
April 14th, 2012 - February 17th, 2014
The Seattle Art Museum unveils Brazilian born, São Paulo–based artist Sandra Cinto’s site-specific installation for the Olympic Sculpture Park’s PACCAR Pavilion. Influenced by artists as diverse as Sol LeWitt and Regina Silveira, and the woodblock prints of Japanese artists including Katsushika Hokusai, Cinto’s Encontro das Águas (Encounter of Waters) includes an intricate wall drawing, whose ambitious proportions convey a mesmerizing view of an expansive waterscape. Through humble materials—including blue paint and a silver paint pen—Cinto works directly on the wall and transforms a single line, repeated at different angles and lengths, into a titanic image of water that expresses both renewal and risk. As a counterpoint to this unbridled seascape, Cinto incorporates stories about individuals who were rescued at sea, to show the endurance of the human spirit in difficult circumstances.
Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Bosman Award to Rustum Kozain
(CRF 2009) for receiving the Herman Charles Bosman Award in June for his second book of poetry, GROUNDWORK, which found its final shape at Civitella.
The prize was one of many from the Media24 Books Literary Awards ceremony, recognizing work from publishers that fall under the domain of Media24 in Africa.
Solo Exhibition at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts - Omaha, Nebraska
September 19, 2013 - March 1, 2014
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
'A Compendium of Creatures' - San Francisco
March 30 - December 29, 2013
This exhibition showcases the portfolio
A Swarm, A Flock, A Host: A Compendium of Creatures
, 12 color aquatints by
(CRF 2005) and text plates featuring a poem by writer Mark Doty. The portfolio, a contemporary version of a medieval bestiary, was commissioned by the Achenbach Graphic Arts Council (AGAC), in support of the art acquisitions program of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s prints and drawings department.
Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
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