Diversity in Arts Leadership Internship Program: Informational Session for Intern Applicants

Recorded On: 12/10/2021


About this Informational Session

December 10, 2021 @ 3:00 PM ET

The Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) National Internship Program is a 10-week summer program that matches interns from underrepresented backgrounds within the arts with arts organizations in various communities across the country. This program strives to strengthen and advance equity in the arts management field by providing undergraduate students with exposure to dynamic leaders across a variety of arts disciplines and organizations through internship work and mentorship, access to professional development, and experience contributing to substantive projects that prepare each one for their career as arts leaders. 

This information session is for undergraduate students interested in applying for the program. It will provide attendees with an overview of the requirements for applicants, program components and expectations, and a live Q & A period.

Participants will walk away with…

  • A background of the Diversity in Arts Leadership internship program
  • Application requirements and suggestions
  • An understanding of how the DIAL program could impact an intern participant

Nikki Kirk

Equity in Arts Leadership Program Manager

Americans for the Arts

Nikki joined Americans for the Arts in February 2020. As the Equity in Arts Leadership Program Manager, she will work to envision, design, and implement programs to improve the entry, advancement, and leadership opportunities for historically and currently marginalized or underrepresented arts administrators in the arts and culture field.

Nikki holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Linguistics from Pitzer College in southern California, where she solidified her interests in language, human rights, and cross-cultural understanding. She also holds a Master's degree in Arts, Festival, and Cultural Management from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she researched the impact of programming at the intersection of arts and social justice.Her previous work experiences include organizations across the US, such as the Massachusetts Cultural Council, El Sistema USA, Berklee College of Music, and The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, among others.


DIAL Informational Session for Intern Applicants
Live event: 12/10/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST) You must register to access.