United Arts is excited to facilitate the Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) in Wake County this summer. This program is a ten-week, paid internship for undergraduate students from demographic backgrounds underrepresented in arts leadership. For the summer of 2022, the nationwide, competitive selection process granted internships with organizations based in New York City, New Jersey, Nashville, Boston, Sarasota, and for the first time: Raleigh – Wake County.
The pathway to leadership positions at the highest level in the arts sector is not always clear. The DIAL program allows students from backgrounds traditionally untapped for arts leadership to gain skills, networks, and experience that will prepare them for leadership roles after they graduate.
In Wake County, United Arts matched five students with five arts organizations: NC Theatre, Burning Coal Theatre Company, Diamante Arts and Cultural Center, Artspace, and Community Music School. Their internship runs from June 6 to August 11, 2022.
The internship includes:
- Work placement at an arts host organization
- $4,500 pre-tax summer work stipend
- Individual mentor pairing
- 30+ hours of professional development and cultural activities
- A national cohort that will serve as a strong foundation for their growing career
Check back for more details on the interns, arts organizations, and the amazing work they will be doing together!
More information about the National DIAL program can be found on the Americans for the Arts website.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email Community Arts Coordinator, Kelly Schrader, at [email protected].