What is Gallatin Arts Festival?
The Gallatin Arts Festival is a week-long, community-wide celebration of the unique artistry and interdisciplinary scholarship of students at NYU’s Gallatin School. The festival features student work in the visual and performing arts and serves as a galvanizing force and springboard for action and discussion through the creation and presentation of artistic work.
What is the Student Leadership Team?
The Student Leadership Team is a group of students that work with Gallatin faculty and staff to put together the Gallatin Arts Festival.
The Gallery Curators will collaborate with the other Student Leadership Team members and the festival staff to establish a festival vision for and recruit artists from the various visual and installation arts. They will oversee general communication between the festival staff and the visual artists and develop a “what-you-need-to-know” packet for visual artists participating in the festival. They will work closely with the Gallatin Galleries Curator, Keith Miller, on the execution of the visual arts presentation of the festival. The Gallery Curators will be responsible for getting to know the artists’ work in the spring and organizing the work for the Festival showing. The Gallery Curators will also develop a workshop on how to make artwork installation-ready for the Festival hang as well as write text for all gallery signs/artwork labels. Previous gallery experience strongly recommended.
PERFORMING ARTS PRODUCERS
The Performing Arts Producers will collaborate with the other Student Leadership Team members and the festival staff to establish a festival vision for and recruit artists from the various performing arts disciplines. They will also oversee general communication between the festival staff and the artists and participate in the planning of artist information sessions and the development of a “what-you-need-to-know” packet for performers participating in the festival. Producers will be responsible for getting to know the artists’ work in the spring and organizing the work for the festival. Producers will work closely with a professional production stage manager and the staff of Gallatin’s Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre to oversee the logistical aspects of the performing arts events during and leading up to the festival. The Performing Arts Producers will play a critical role in setting the production calendar in the spring; this will include scheduling and coordinating the technical rehearsals and dress rehearsals for all of the performers. Students with previous stage management or producing experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
MARKETING/SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATORS
The Marketing/Social Media Coordinators will collaborate with the Student Leadership Team and the festival staff to develop strategies to recruit artists from the Gallatin community in the fall and promote the festival in the spring. S/he will be responsible for integrating social media into the festival’s activities, expanding the festival’s social media presence, and assisting in the management of the website. Experience with photography, video, and/or graphic design is helpful, but not required.
How do I become part of the Student Leadership Team?
What’s the time commitment like for the Student Leadership Team?
The SLT meets weekly in the Spring semester, usually Wednesdays from 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM to discuss matters relating to the festival. There will also be some time required outside of this to connect with artists and team members but this is subject to your schedule.
Can I get internship credit for being part of the Student Leadership Team?
Yes, you can! If this is something that interests you, let us know in your application.
How do I have my artwork featured in the festival?
What kind of work do you accept?
We accept work from across various disciplines. In the past, we’ve had different styles of dance, visual art, virtual reality, solo performance, musical theatre shorts, staged readings, fashion shows, culinary exhibitions, poetry readings, film screenings, and more. If you are unsure whether your work fits into GAF, please contact the Festival Manager, Cheyenne Myrie at CM3639@nyu.edu.
How many pieces can I submit?
You can submit up to three (3) applications for review.
Can I submit work if I am on the Student Leadership Team?
Yes! You can present work in GAF if you are on the Student Leadership Team however you still need to fill out an application and your work will still be subject to approval.
How long after submitting my application will I get a response?
You will receive an email regarding your application, artist or student leadership team, a week or so after the submission deadline has passed.
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