Vector Wellington Orchestra Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Arts Management Internship
Partnering the visual arts and music sectors
An innovative new partnership between Vector Wellington Orchestra and Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design will create a unique learning opportunity for aspiring arts administrators. In 2012, an opportunity will exist for one MA student in the Arts Management Programme at Whitecliffe to undertake an internship with the VWO. Each internship will cater for individual students’ research needs and provide the opportunity to gain practical arts management experience through working in the VWO management offices.
Traditionally arts managers tend to fall into two categories: those with a business background and those who are, or have been artists and wish to develop their business skills. Whitecliffe's Master of Arts in Arts Management (MAAM) degree provides a much-needed bridge between art and commerce.
The arts sector in New Zealand consists of a mosaic of different organisations. They have the same broad general requirements but often very different modes of operation. This new joint internship will give students a valuable perspective on arts management.