Summer in the Catskills

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

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. 


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Comments [2]

countercritic from In utero

I'm there!

Apr. 08 2010 02:56 PM

I'm with you, Claudia. This is truly a remarkable place -- the site, the performing space, and its idea of what can emerge in a community of artists (disclosure: I fell for the place so hard last year, that I agreed to join the still fledgling Board!)

the season promises to be amazing, and whoever interns will learn buckets.

and don't forget the Organic Garden. Last time I was there, I spent the afternoon picking raspberries for dessert with Brian Brooks and his company. Hard to beat, on any front.

Apr. 08 2010 02:40 PM

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