I recently began an internship at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) where I work in the Office of Program Innovation on projects related to art and science. The photos above are a highlight of spending the last two weeks in the District (DC).
As a daily commuter (Annapolis → New Carrollton Metro → Federal Triangle), I have a different perspective than that of a museum goer. I also have the enlightening experience of viewing the inner-workings of the NEA, a federal grant-making agency for the arts in America. I’m at the heart of the Arts & Culture Machine! This insight is everything I’ve been working towards with my Arts Administration degree. And I’m surrounded by passionate arts lovers who are well-connected and established in their careers—actors, poets and writers, musicians, dancers, and so on.
It’s a wonderful feeling to play a tiny part.
Basically want to do what this woman is doing in the next 7 years.
The whole interdisciplinary deal. I feel that. I want to do the same thing with dance, music, and Africana studies. DC has this energy about it. Its where I need to be.
I want to get my masters in Art Administration from American University, my academic advisors alma matter. National Endowment for the Arts. I should check them out. Right now I am checking out New York Public Library positions.