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Anna's Story: Studio Art Internship in Berlin

This is Anna!

Anna is completing her final year at Denison University in Ohio, majoring in Communication and Studio Art. She has had experience in journalism, art, and administrative positions. She would later take on a virtual internship role as a studio artist assistant for Erik Schmidt Studio.

Studio Artist Assistant

Tell us more about your experience during your Studio Art Internship!

Throughout my studio art internship experience, I relished the incredible opportunity to gain an inside look into the creative community of this major artistic hub. My studio art internship was with the painter and photographer Erik Schmidt. He provided me with an incredible chance to gain hands-on experience in the crafts and engage in insightful discussions about the life of a studio artist.

My main tasks with Erik Schmidt consisted of preparing canvases for painting, making base paintings from Schmidt’s photographs, and organizing and cataloging materials.

Studio Artist Assistant

How has this experience impacted you professionally?

My studio artist assistant internship helped me better understand the creative arts field. In university, there's a lot of development of artistic talent and understanding and analyzing others' art, but there isn't as much focus on how to be a working artist.

Through this exposure to the field, I got hands-on experience of what it's like to actually organize shows, work in a studio, and be a part of a working community.

Studio Artist Assistant

A sneak peek of Erik Schmidt's Studio

How has ArtBound Initiative helped you?

The support and the network have been the best - I never felt alone.

I have learned valuable insights into the realities of being a working artist, knowledge that is challenging to impart through any other means than experience. This has helped me understand both my preferences and dislikes regarding the work.


Studio Artist Assistant | Erik Schmidt Studio


Read more about ArtBound Initiative Berlin internships here.

ArtBound Initiative is a fee-based global internship program for creatives. We prepare students for their careers through an online coaching curriculum and by helping them secure an internship in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Berlin, Melbourne, and Sydney. With an expansive network of leading creative companies, our program provides access to creative industries that are notoriously insular.

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