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Draper Offices Close for Thanksgiving, 11/23 at 4pm

Please be informed that the Draper offices will close for Thanksgiving break tomorrow, 11/23 at 4:00pm and will remain closed until resuming regular hours on Monday, 11/28.


Wishing everyone a lovely long weekend and happy Thanksgiving!
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Get Your Dog’s POV: DoggyCorps

In the midst of all the end-of-semester chaos, check out DoggyCorps, an interview-based art project developed by an almost-grad in Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. Per the description on the website:

“DoggyCorps asks people to adopt the perspective of man’s oldest companion species, the dog, and share stories in the first person. These hybrid portraits transcend geographic borders, socio-economic status, and political persuasions to offer an accessible, entertaining, and oddly honest view into what it means to be a breathing being in an age of ever-increasing automation.”

The website features audio interview profiles with dog owners (or rather, dogs) from all over New York, as well as animated shorts of each interviewee. Great site for any animal lover!

Draper fall 2011 Advisement Dates

Draper’s fall 2011 academic advisement has been scheduled for Monday, August 15 – Thursday, September 1. All students who will be registering for credit-bearing courses must have an advising appointment.

The preliminary fall 2011 course schedule can be found on the Draper website (http://draper.as.nyu.edu/object/drap.courses.fa11). New crosslists and updated course descriptions will be added throughout the summer. Continue checking the website for updated class information.

*Please note that as NYU transitions to the new SIS registration system, there may be classes listed on Draper’s schedule in Albert which will not be offered this coming fall. At this time, Draper’s course listings on our website is the most up to date and accurate list of offerings. The Albert listings will be corrected in time for fall advisement and registration this summer.*

Students may call Draper’s main line (212.998.8070) to schedule their advisement appointments starting on Monday, July 25. No appointments will be scheduled before this date.

Internship Opportunities with Wassaic Project (NYC & Wassaic)

The Wassaic Project is currently seeking summer interns. Details are below.

Interns are deeply involved in the daily operations of our organization in a way that is seldom offered by an organization of our size. There are opportunities for programming, independent projects, and meeting professionals in the field.

Please forward widely to current students (seniors and graduate students preferred) and alumni.

Thanks!
Eve and The Wassaic Project Team

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THE WASSAIC PROJECT
www.wassaicproject.org / eve@wassaicproject.org

po box 220, wassaic ny 12592

Intern at the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY and NYC!

The Wassaic Project seeks:

Summer Session / May – August 2011

FIVE interns to work with Co-Directors in Wassaic NY and Music Director in NYC

  • 2 interns in Wassaic with a strong administrative and programming interest and/or background to work closely with the co-directors and the Exhibition and Education Programs
  • 1 intern in Wassaic with silk screening skills to work closely with the Artist Residency Program
  • 1 intern in NYC to work closely withe the Music Director and the Summer Festival music production team
  • 1 intern in NYC who is web focused to work closely with our Design Fellow and all staff members

ABOUT

Work with a group of young, passionate artists and curators at The Wassaic Project, a vibrant multidisciplinary arts organization in Wassaic, NY and New York City. Programming interns learn about aspects of curating and producing an art exhibition and arts and music festival, from curating, press, marketing, event planning, exhibition hanging, gallery management and more. Because The Wassaic Project is a small, young organization, interns have a unique opportunity to contribute to the long-term identity of the organization and take on substantial responsibility. Interns have the chance to manage their own projects and will work on our spring benefit, the residency application process and logistics, the Summer Festival application process, curation, promotion and installation, and will help manage our Artist Residency program and events. Inters will work directly with artists as well as the directors of The Wassaic Project.Music focused intern will meet musicians, work closely with our Music Director, Scott Anderson, in allaspects of curating, recruiting, promoting, and coordinating our festival musicians.

Web focused intern will be 2 days / week based in NYC and a strong programming background is preferred. You will work closely with all staff members including our Design Fellow to update our website and explore new ways to present our material via the web.Internships will be tailored to meet your particular interests and take advantage of your skills, from writing, to silk screening, to carpentry and installation, to anything else.

Interns must be passionate about The Wassaic Project’s mission, have an interest in contemporary art, be detail-oriented, communicate well, and be able to climb lots of stairs.Wassaic is about 90 miles North of NYC and is accessible by car and by Metro North (train goes direct to Wassaic).

BENEFITS

– housing is provided for interns working in Wassaic, NY
– work directly with Co-Directors, Music Director and Design Fellow
– meet and work closely with over 40 artist residents
– meet and work closely with over 100 Summer Festival artists
– modest gas and travel stipend
– 2 days of informational interview will be arranged with relevant arts professionals in NYC
– programming interns have access to the wood and metal shops and silk screen studios

REQUIREMENTS

Programming Interns, based in Wassaic, NY FULL TIME

  • Applicants must be responsible, have excellent interpersonal skills, be detail oriented and able to learn quickly, love art, and enjoy getting to know new people.
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft office suite, particularly word, excel and mail merge tools, basic blogging, facebook.
  • Please specify if you have silk screen printing skills.
  • Must be available to live onsite 5 days per week in Wassaic, NY, including weekends (days off will be weekdays). Housing will be provided, cars are recommended but not required.

Music Intern, based in NYC, PART TIME, based in Wassaic for the Summer Festival, August 3 – 8

  • Applicants must be responsible, have excellent interpersonal skills, be detail oriented and able to learn quickly, love art, and enjoy getting to know new people.
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft office suite, particularly word, excel and mail merge tools, basic blogging, facebook.
  • Familiarity with basic music equipment to assist with back end coordination a must

WEB and PROGRAMMING Intern, based in NYC, PART TIME

  • Applicants must be responsible, have excellent interpersonal skills, be detail oriented and able to learn quickly, love art, and enjoy getting to know new people.
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft office suite, particularly word, excel and mail merge tools, basic blogging, facebook, wordpress, css and html.
  • Must be willing to work with all staff members to realize web updates and design changes
  • familiarity with PHP preferred

TO APPLY:

Deadline: April 10
Send a single PDF file named: first_last_INTERNSHIPTYPE
(ex: Jane_Doe_PROGRAMING.pdf) to: eve@wassaicproject.org
subject: INTERNSHIP APPLICATION

Please include in the following order:

  • Name, email, phone number, website (if applicable)
  • Which internship program are you applying for?
  • Do you have silk screen printing skills?
  • Contact information for 2 references (professional or professors)
  • BRIEF cover letter (half page tops) stating your interest in working with The Wassaic Project and something about yourself you think is interesting. What is your interest in the arts?
  • Resume

Applicants will be contacted by April 15th, whether or not they are asked to interview.

MISSION

The Wassaic Project is an artist-run, sustainable, multidisiplinary arts organization located on an
historic farm in Wassaic, NY. We facilitate artists, performers, and participants to exhibit, perform, discuss, and connect with art, music, each other, our unique site, and the surrounding community. Artists-in-residence are encouraged to experiment with new ways of working that we share and celebrate during our public programs. Visitors to The Wassaic Project are inspired to see art in a new way in this unique and welcoming setting.

Our programs generate dialogue and collaboration across geographic, ideological, and disciplinary
boundaries. The Wassaic Project’s activities include a year-round artist and musician residency, an annual summer festival, and a series of public programs throughout the year including open studios. We also offer studio visits/critiques for artists involved with the organization by guest curators and visiting artists, and artist workshops with community members.

The Wassaic Project values community engagement, experimentation, and having fun.

Bike Trade-In This Weekend!



Hello friends –

Got an old bike sitting around? Trade it in – and trade up: Bring it in this weekend and get a voucher for $50 off a new bike!

WHEN Saturday March 26th, from 11am – 4pm
WHERE Bicycle Habitat, 250 Lafayette Street, NY, NY 10012
WHAT trade-in a bicycle or bike parts and get $50 OFF a new bike or 20% off bike gear
WHY All donations will go to Recycle-A-Bicycle, a local non-profit organization

For more information, visit our website or call (212) 431-3315.
Hope to see you this Saturday!

Charlie McCorkell
Bicycle Habitat