Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) Intern Info Session
Recorded On: 12/16/2019
About This Info Session
The Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) internship program, administered by Americans for the Arts and national partners, matches undergraduate students from backgrounds traditionally untapped for arts leadership with dynamic communities, energetic host arts organizations, and business mentors, to guide students’ personal and professional growth throughout the summer. In 2020, the nationwide, competitive selection process will grants paid, ten-week-long internships in New Jersey, New York City, and Nashville, TN.
This information session will provide intern candidates seeking more information about applying to the 2020 Diversity in Arts Leadership summer internship with a program and intern experience overview, application instructions, tips for applying, and a live Q & A period.
Equity in Arts Leadership Program Associate, Americans for the Arts
Ami Scherson (she/her/hers) is an arts administrator, musician, and self proclaimed "mover". She is fascinated by the intersections of social justice and the arts, and strongly believes in using creativity to create positive change. Ami works for Americans for the Arts as the Equity in Arts Leadership Program Associate, creating opportunities and initiatives to pursue cultural equity throughout the field. Prior to working at Americans for the Arts, she has interned at Kaufman Music Center, the Cleveland Orchestra, and Stuart's Opera House. She is passionate about community development, and has pursued projects throughout urban, suburban, and rural regions of the United States. Most recently, she conducted research in Nelsonville, Ohio to understand the impact of nonprofit arts programming on rural Appalachian communities. She graduated from Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College with a B.A. in Music and a minor in Business. In addition to her work, Ami is a member of the Dance/NYC Junior Committee 2019-2020 Cohort. She is a proud Japanese-Chilean, and currently lives in Queens, NY.