In 1981, a group of artists and committed citizens began exploring the subject of the visual arts in Maryland, focusing on two primary concerns: the common needs of visual artists throughout the state, and the desire of many citizens to have more access to and information about artists working in Maryland.
The Maryland State Arts Council recognized the inherent value of these concerns and the importance of a venue to facilitate the communities’ needs. As a result of their awareness, the Arts Council granted funds to form an organization that would further this group’s pursuits in promoting contemporary art. This dedicated group, became the founders of Maryland Art Place (MAP), leading the organization to incorporation in 1982.
MAP remains committed to fostering an environment conducive to the growth of contemporary art in Maryland, and has sought to fulfill its mission through broad-based programming which offers artists and the public a variety of avenues for challenging interaction and advancement.
Maryland Art Place is Currently Seeking Interns
MAP offers internships for upper level college students, graduate students and recent graduates. Fall, Spring and Summer Internships available. MAP hours: 10 am-5 pm, Tuesday-Saturday.
Interns are responsible for assisting MAP in a variety of ways, ranging from programming to administration, with opportunities for special projects depending on skills and professional interest. Intern duties include: performing research; assisting with gallery preparation and installation; coordinating events, social media and community outreach.
NOTE: MAP internships are unpaid and do not include parking. Academic credit available.
Required: High interest. Positive attitude. Professional demeanor. Reliability.
Preferred: Familiarity with Mac and PC platforms; Microsoft Office; Photoshop; social media.