Summer in the Catskills

So … what are you doing this summer? How’s about spending July and August in the Catskills helping to run the third Mount Tremper Arts Festival?

Husband and wife team Mathew Pokoik and Aynsley Vandenbroucke are looking for full-time interns to help them out with all aspects of this fabulous grassroots enterprise. In return, you get housing (or a stipend), homemade dinners, studio space when available and the chance to hang out with artists. And, uh, it’s beautiful up there.

I’d seriously consider applying myself if I were unemployed (which, sadly, isn’t all that unrealistic given my field’s freefall). As it is, I’m investigating how the P. Club might make its way to Mount Tremper this summer for our first out-of-town event (it’s about two hours away).

The 2010 lineup looks impressive: Miguel Gutierrez, ETHEL String Quartet, Will Rawls, members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Karinne Keithley and more. Stay tuned for that announcement.

Meanwhile, if you’ve been thinking of how you might like to be more involved with the arts, here’s a unique opportunity.

To apply, contact Aynsley Vandenbroucke.

Attach your resume and introduce yourself in a short email that also includes your date availability and whether you would like live-in or live-out.