About Sojourn Arts & Culture
Sojourn Arts & Culture is a ministry of Sojourn Church Midtown. One of Sojourn Midtown’s core values is Creativity and the Arts. Sojourn Arts & Culture helps artists to be fruitful in their work and encourages all people to cultivate beauty. The first thing we learn about God in the Bible is that He created the universe and everything in it. God made all humans in His image, creative like God. We want to equip people to utilize their creativity to honor God and benefit other people.
Role of Visual Arts Intern:
This role is designed for a person who is actively pursuing a future career in the arts. Visual Arts Interns will assist the Sojourn Arts Director and the Sojourn Arts Assistant with visual arts and events in the church. This includes curating installations in the gallery and sanctuary at Sojourn Midtown, gallery receptions, book discussions, classes and workshops, murals, interactive community art projects, seasonal Sanctuary art and decorations, and more. Interns will also have significant time to work on personal art projects. Interns will support the mission of Sojourn Arts + Culture, learning how to engage artists and the church while developing their own skills as an artist.
Duties of Visual Arts Intern:
- Assist with exhibit installation and de-installation
- Assist with creative lecture series
- Engage the church community
- Assist in liturgical art planning and installation
- Assist with art projects at area nonprofits
- Co-plan participatory art projects for the city and community
- Assist in volunteer recruitment
- Opportunity to create a community art group
- Create your own personal artwork
- Assist with miscellaneous administrative tasks
- Curate an exhibit that will run 6-8 weeks at the church
*Portfolio submission is required for this position.
The above description is 50% of the LTN program.
On average, LTN interns spend 25-30 hours per week at their internship, 15 hours per week serving their neighborhood and 15 hours per week on personal growth and development. To understand the LTN program, we recommend you view our program page.