The Arts + Public Life (APL) Elevated Chicago Intern (intern) is responsible for providing a range of administrative support to APL team members working on the Elevated Chicago steering committee and working groups. The intern’s responsibilities will include, but is not limited to, correspondence with Elevated Chicago team members both internal to APL and external, scheduling, developing meeting notes, structuring electronic filing, assisting with obtaining proposals, attending community group meetings, and researching background information for the team as required. The position is part time, at about 8-10 hours per week.
Arts + Public Life builds creative connections on Chicago’s South Side through artist residencies, arts education, and artist-led projects and events. As part of the University of Chicago's efforts to enhance the arts, the Arts + Public Life initiative actively encourages the development of relationships between the creative and artistic projects taking place at the University with those that are taking place throughout the South Side, the city of Chicago, and beyond. Arts + Public Life strengthens and develops sustainable partnerships with local community organizations and residents, artists, and arts organizations with a focus on three primary areas of creative activity: 1) enhanced opportunities for collaboration with artists of color, diverse cultural organizations, and women through new space and programmatic efforts on Chicago's South Side; 2) strengthened arts education with local schools and campus arts partners, and 3) sustainable community partnerships that ensure the broader University activities serve as important community assets.
Elevated Chicago is the local initiative of the Strong Prosperous and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC). SPARCC is a $90 million national initiative which invests in and amplifies local efforts underway in six communities to ensure that new investments lead to equitable and healthy opportunities for everyone. Arts + Public Life is represented on the Steering Committee and in working groups of Elevated Chicago and provides background and perspective for integrating Arts and Culture into local investments and initiatives.