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Spring 2016 Course - The Music Box: Tampa Bay

Student participants in The Music Box: Tampa Bay will have an opportunity to collaborate with New Orleans based art collective, New Orleans Airlift (NOA) and local artists in imagining and constructing a series of musical structures with embedded instrumentation. During a month long collaborative design and build residency, from February 22nd through March 25th, NOA artists and collaborative student participants will create a performative and interactive public artwork and site for exploration, experimentation and discovery at the Community Stepping Stones (CSS) site at Mann-Wagnon Park along the Hillsborough River in Sulphur Springs.

The project fuses architecture, engineering, music and history and will promote community engagement and awareness of the unique heritage of Sulphur Springs and contemporary cultural diversity of Tampa Bay. At the culmination of the month long residency, The Music Box: Tampa Bay will be open to the public Thursday through Sunday for four weekends of free cultural programming, including performances by local and visiting artists, interactive tours, instrumentation workshops, lectures and discussions exploring local history, and other special events.

The Music Box: Tampa Bay will provide student participants with an opportunity to broaden their artistic resumes and networks and gain valuable experience working collectively and collaboratively to realize a project through all phases of production and presentation. In addition, The Music Box: Tampa Bay will culminate in an exhibition at USFCAM during the summer of 2016, exploring and reflecting on the community engagement and collaborative process of the public installation.

Download PDF of complete course info with more information about the New Orleans Airlift and The Music Box: Tampa Bay project.

Course registration reqruires permit. For more information and for couse permitting, please contact Sarah Howard to schedule an interview.

    • CRN 12689 - ART 4806 The Music Box - Theme class/Expanded context for 3 credits (able to serve as internship credit and open to students outside of SoAAH)
    • CRN 13666 - ART 4905 The Music Box - Directed study/Elective credit (both for 2 credit - 60 hours and 3 credit - 90 hours)
    • CRN 13665 - ART 4940 The Music Box - Extended Credit/Internship credit
    • CRN 11974 - ART 6940 The Music Box - Graduate Student Directed Study
    • ARC 5931 The Music Box - Directed Study for Architecture students
CAM Art Writing Internship

The USF Contemporary Art Museum has an internship opening during Fall 2015 for a qualified student interested in writing about contemporary art and museum programs. The USFCAM Art Writing Intern will work beginning on August 24 and ending on December 4. The Intern will contribute regularly to USFCAM blogs and work with USFCAM staff to conceive story ideas based on art exhibitions, programs and events throughout the semester.

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Enthusiastic writer with experience in short-form writing for blogs or other publications
  • Strong interest in contemporary art and/or visual culture
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage schedule of writing assignments
  • Willingness to interview article subjects and report stories on location at museum events
  • Ability to take photographs (equipment provided) documenting story subjects
  • To apply: Send a resume, brief letter of interest, completed Internship Application Form, and three writing samples between 200 and 800 words in length (Microsoft Word doc or Adobe pdf).

    Email all materials with "Art Writing Internship" in subject line to: Alexa Favata at the Contemporary Art Museum. Faculty will contact you for an interview.

    CAM and Graphicstudio Undergraduate Internships

    The IRA is pleased to accept a limited number of students to intern each semester at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) and Graphicstudio (GS). Internships are competitive.

    USF School of Art and Art History students who are fulfilling their extended studies requirement for graduation are given priority. Students should contact their academic advisor regarding their individual requirements.

    Internship Application Information
    Send a resume, brief letter of interest, completed Internship Application Form, and 10 images for studio majors / pdf of paper for art history majors. Non-art majors submit letter of interest, resume, and completed Internship Application Form. Email all materials and use "Internship" in Subject line to either: Alexa Favata, Contemporary Art Museum or Noel Smith, Graphicstudio. Faculty will contact you for an interview.

    Upcoming deadlines:
    2016 Spring internships - Deadline October 15, 2015
    2016 Summer A, B, and C internships - Deadline March 15, 2016
    2016 Fall internships - Deadline June 15, 2016

    Art in Health Internships

    Art Internship Opportunity: The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum’s Art In Health program has two internship opportunities for qualified art students, for credit through the School of Art and Art History. Interns will actively utilize art processes within a professional healthcare clinic setting with clients, graduate students and faculty. The clinics are on campus.

    Applicants must be advanced students with:

    • Solid visual arts skills in one or more media and comfort with basic drawing
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strong interest in gaining experience in working with the arts in healthcare or teaching profession settings
    • Openness to working in a collaborative and mentored environment

    Internship Application Information: Applicants must interview; provide a resume; provide names and contact info for three references (two from USF faculty); and send via email or link 10 images of portfolio work. Selection includes consideration of best match of qualities, skills and experience for the particular project and clients to be served.

    To apply send materials or questions to: Dolores Coe, Art In Health Studio Instructor.

    For more information about the Art In Health program contact: Megan Voeller, Art In Health Program Director


    Institute for Research in Art Director's Circle 2015–16


    USFCAM Corporate Partnership Program

    Corporate members of the USF Contemporary Art Museum are eligible to participate in our Corporate Art Bank Loan Program. Selected works from the University of South Florida art collection or exhibitions curated for other venues are made available to corporate partners on long-term loan for exhibition.

    For more information on becoming a USFCAM Corporate Partner, contact Peter Foe at (813) 974-4332.



    Graphicstudio Research Partners Program

    Contributions to the Graphicstudio Research Partners Program provide critical funding for the support of artist residencies for collaborative research and the production of innovative artworks. Graphicstudio, founded in 1968 as a non-profit, university-based, art making facility, remains committed to aesthetic and technical research in the visual arts. Leading artists are invited to work in Graphicstudio’s state-of-the-art studios in collaboration with expert artisans to create works on paper including lithographs, etchings, photogravures, digital prints, and books and sculpture multiples in a variety of materials.

    In recognition of its excellence, The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., has acquired and maintains an archive of Graphicstudio editions. Graphicstudio’s productions are also collected across the world by leading museums and collectors such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Israel Museum and Mamco, Geneva, among others.

    In recognition of their participation with a contribution of $7,000 (annually), Research Partners receive six offerings of artworks that may be purchased for an ‘at cost’ fee (the cost of production) of $500 each (plus tax if applicable). The initial contribution of ($7,000) plus the cost of all six projects ($3,000) brings the total to $10,000 plus Florida sales tax (if applicable).

    This program is an opportunity to create a collection or add depth to an existing one while supporting Graphicstudio’s continuing research mission.

    Graphicstudio Research Partners Benefits
    In addition to the six offerings of artworks, Partners also receive:
    · Up to 30% discount on select Graphicstudio productions.
    · At cost archival packaging for long-term storage of artworks upon request.
    · VIP Invitations to lectures by curators, scholars and Graphicstudio artists.
    · Exclusive previews and events at Graphicstudio and the USF Contemporary Art Museum.

    Research Partners Availability
    The number of Partners is limited to 30. Renewals are offered to current supporters on a first right of refusal. If a current member chooses not to renew their participation, a letter of invitation is sent to the next individual on the waiting list.

    For more information on the Graphicstudio Research Partners Program, contact Kristin Soderqvist at (813) 974-3503.


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