March Meeting

Our next meeting will be held at Peace Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, March 31 at 8:00 a.m. Copies of the agenda and last month's minutes are on the google drive site and have been emailed to the listserv.

The meeting will begin with a tour of the auditorium followed by a feedback session to discuss how we envision using the space. Mayor Karen McCulloh will be our guest this month.

I look forward to seeing you!

Danielle Schapaugh

Unexpected Performances in Unconventional Places

AHA! Manhattan, the Arts & Humanities Association of Manhattan, is seeking an intern for the summer of 2016. The internship shall be 10‐12 weeks at 4 to 5 hours per week. A significant component of the internship will be public performance and interaction, with a particular emphasis on connecting with communities and populations unaware of arts and humanities opportunities in the area. In addition to performing the intern should also encourage participation. 

Some potential examples:

∙ Create sidewalk art and invite people to draw.

∙ Have a poetry reading at the splash park then have the children write their own poems.

∙ Lead spontaneous tours of historic Manhattan.

∙ Give musical performance with opportunities to participate or ask questions.

These are only examples. The intern is encouraged to think creatively of how they would engage community members in the arts or humanities. The intern may also do presentations for community groups and organizations.

The internship includes a $500 stipend with an additional $100 available for material reimbursement.

Duties include but are not limited to:

∙ The intern shall average 2 hours per week performing or presenting to the public. An aspect of this should include community participation or interaction.

∙ The internship shall average 2 hours per week developing their program, including making contacts within the community.

∙ Keep a log of time spent with descriptions of events and analysis of event success.

∙ Create procedures manual with community contacts.

∙ Have an awareness of and promote upcoming Aha! member events.

∙ Meet weekly with Aha! intern advisors.

∙ Attend monthly Aha! meetings when possible.

∙ Post regularly to social media.

Submit cover letter describing vision for outreach activity with resume and references by February 1, 2016. Interviews will take place during the month of February with the successful candidate announced March 1, 2016