FIA and NSCAD University Announce The Eric Fischl Fogo Island Arts Internship

Fogo Island Arts (FIA) and NSCAD University are pleased to announce a new internship partnership made possible through the generous support of artist and former NSCAD faculty member Eric Fischl. The Eric Fischl Fogo Island Arts Internship will offer two NSCAD University students or alumni the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in arts administration with Fogo Island Arts in 2021-22.

Participants in The Eric Fischl Fogo Island Arts Internship program will work as support staff in the offices of Fogo Island Arts, contributing to day-to-day program operations and communications over a three-month period. The interns will receive a stipend and will be provided with housing, travel expenses, and studio space, in addition to invaluable opportunities to engage with FIA’s international artists-in-residence and community members across Fogo Island. The NSCAD University partnership is the second FIA internship program funded by Fischl and follows the same parameters as the ongoing partnership with the New York Academy of Art (NYAA), established in 2017.

The partnership between FIA, Fischl and NSCAD University reflects a shared understanding of the need for expanded educational opportunities within the contemporary art world, as well as the critical role that art and education play in enriching communities.

Applications will be open to NSCAD students and alumni in March 2021. For more information on the internship and application procedure, please visit NSCAD University’s website.

Image: Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada, 2013. Photo: Steffen Jagenburg.