NEW YORK PROGRAM
The ArtBound Initiative Program for Creative Diversity is available to seniors or recent graduates from backgrounds traditionally excluded from the creative industries.
This program will offer you:
1. A Full Scholarship for the ArtBound Initiative program which includes personalized coaching, events, networking opportunities and access to our international network of alumni
2. A paid internship opportunity with one of our company partners.
Get a full scholarship for our New York program.
A PAID INTERNSHIP
Internships are paid above New York minimum wage.
JOIN THE ABI NETWORK
Attend events and connect with creatives to build your professional community.
Must be from a background traditionally excluded from the creative industries (race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or religion).
Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States.
Must be either a rising senior, graduate student or a recent graduate.
Must be available to intern for at least 3-month, part-time or full-time (based on the academic term). Timing can be flexible based on the applicants.
Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30
HOW DOES IT
STEP 1: REVIEW WHAT OUR PROGRAM INCLUDES
A paid internship placement with one of our company partners
Company interview guidelines
Workplace and internship orientation
Pre-internship training: business etiquette and main skills sought after by employers
1 INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT
Career development workshops
Résumé/CV coaching and review session
Portfolio review and/or Industry professional coaching session
Soft skill training: networking, online brand and elevator pitch
2 PERSONALIZED COACHING
ABI Networking App for our international network of participants and alumni
Access to career resources, networking events and monthly job lists
Webinars with industry professionals
ABI curated events including gallery tours, shows and gathering
ABI Guide on the local creative scene
3 THE NETWORK
STEP 2: APPLY
Start your online application. Materials required to apply:
Portfolio (if applicable)
2 recommendation letters
Proof of citizenship or permanent resident status (Any of the following: U.S. Passport, Green Card, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, Naturalization Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship or Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state, with registrar’s seal and signature)
Essay question: What work of art (painting, sculpture, poem, musical composition, film, performance) has most influenced your life and the way that you view the world? Why?
Supporting materials (optional): Student Aid Report (SAR), Financial Aid Award Letter, Copy of your transcripts, Copy of previous scholarships and awards, etc.
STEP 3: WE SELECT FINALISTS
Our committee will conduct interviews and review all applications to select finalists for each Academic term.
STEP 4: INTERVIEWS WITH COMPANY PARTNERS
Finalists' profiles will be reviewed by our company partners. Our company partners will invite selected candidates for interviews.
STEP 5: GET AN OFFER & JOIN OUR PROGRAM
If you get an offer letter from one of our company partners, you will be officially invited to join our Creative Diversity Program and will become your journey with us and with your internship!