Jumblies internships are open to artists from all disciplines, cross-disciplines, forms and traditions, established and emerging, from across Canada. We also consider international applicants, although they are not currently eligible for our bursaries. Initial internships run from 12 to 20 weeks, and, in some cases, can be followed by extended positions and mentoring relationships that lasts for a year or more.
Our internship process involves:
- Taking part in the Arts4All Essentials orientation course
- Making a individualised learning, work and evaluation plan
- Shadowing and assisting Jumblies artists in workshops and activities with a variety of projects and participating groups
- Contributing to ongoing company and project work
- Choosing specific mentors and a primary Jumblies project
- Designing an integrated project to suit interests within current Jumblies activities
- Taking part in Jumblies seminars and workshops as offered during the internship period
- Demonstrating competency in core skill areas
- Developing future plans with Jumblies’ guidance as needed.
Qualifications: There are no formal educational qualifications, but applicants should have prior artistic experience and/or training ( formal or informal), a coherent body of creative work and the ability and confidence to work in a self-directed way.
Schedule: Although there is flexibility (e.g. part-time jobs or a short hiatus for another arts commitment can often be accommodated if we know if advance), this is an intensive and fairly full-time proposition, and we expect the internship to be the artist’s primary focus during its time-span. The internships are work-learn positions within Jumblies operations, and we provide bursaries to cover basic living expenses.
Bursary: Artists from anywhere in Canada, who are not registered in another full-time educational program, are eligible for bursaries for our initial internships. For extended internships, artists generally need to find their own means of support (we can often suggest some possible sources).
Application Process: We plan to start 3 or 4 new interns in January 2010, following the December Arts4All Essentials. We will make our choices in the light of our current priorities and activities.
If you are interested, please send a short letter and a CV or bio to email@example.com, as soon as possible, and we will send you an application package. Please return the application information by Sept. 21st, 2009. After this we will contact all applicants and arrange interviews for those where we feel there is potentially a good fit.