Growing Divides: Historical and Emerging Inequalities in Arts Internships

March 26, 2021

“Growing Divides: Historical and Emerging Inequalities in Arts Internships” is the 11th major research report commissioned by the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project. The report, authored by Alexandre Frenette, Gillian Gualtieri and Megan Robinson of the Curb Center at Vanderbilt University, is a revealing deep dive into the efficacy, popularity and growing inequities that are reshaping what they call the “intern economy".

“Growing Divides” exposes important emerging trends that deserve greater attention and proactive energy from arts schools. Pre-pandemic evidence from SNAAP data suggests that the current conditions will continue to pose particular challenges for women, people of color, and first-generation college graduates. Arts schools’ leadership and policymakers must consider how to ensure a more robust and equitable arts economy for arts students and alumni in a post-COVID-19 context.

Read the full report here.

Published: March 26, 2021