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Q: Why should I apply for an internship with Art Authority?

A: You will receive valuable real world work experience with a cutting edge art brand, app and database.

Like music, movies, books and photography, art is moving into the digital realm.  Understanding and having experience with this transition should be very helpful as you look for employment in your field in the future.

You may also be able to receive credit for the internship through your school. 


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Q: What is Art Authority?

A: Art Authority started as an app for iPad, iPhone and Macintosh, but has now evolved into a brand, as well as the name of our company. The brand includes not only the app line (both Art Authority and Art Alert apps), but also the Art Authority database, our community site community.artauthority.net and even this internship program.

The Art Authority app line provides access to a comprehensive collection of works by over 1,000 of the western world's major artists, from ancient times to today.  Organized by period and artist, Art Authority's 75,000+ paintings and sculptures are downloaded as needed and displayed chronologically for each artist, with detailed captioning. In-depth information about many of the works themselves, and the periods, locations and artists is also available.  See the Art Authority FAQ
here for more information.


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Q: What is needed from interns?

A: Art Authority's goal is to add thousands of works by hundreds of new artists to our current collection this summer, including associated articles and other metadata.  

See
program requirements for details.


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Q: Where do I find works and information about those works?

A: The internet is an excellent source of high quality images and information.  Libraries are also excellent sources of print material.  High quality scans will need to be made of any print sourced material.

Additional details will be provided as part of the program.




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Q: Can I choose a preferred set of artists to work on?

A: Where possible we would like to match students to their areas of interest, having you work on artists in those areas.  But often we will need to assign specific artists or other projects to specific students.


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Q: How do I get a copy of Art Authority for my device(s)?

A: We will be providing all interns with free copies of the Art Authority app for whichever devices you will be using. If you do not have an iPad, iPhone or Mac, you will be able to access much of the collection through our community site, community.artauthority.net
 


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Q: Where will the internship take place?

A: You may work from wherever you would like, so long as you have a good Internet connection there.  Art Authority's main offices are in Ashland, Oregon but there is no need to actually visit us here.


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Q: How much time will interns be expected to spend on Art Authority, and when?

A: The internship period will last a minimum of 8 weeks, and we will expect you to provide us with your schedule at the start of the program.  Interns are expected to devote a minimum of 20 hours per week or 4 hours per day.  More is better. Specific work times are flexible, but some hours will need to be between 9am-4pm Pacific time Monday-Friday. 


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Q: Will I get paid?

A: Sorry, but at the current time all positions are unpaid. We understand that you may also need a paid summer job, which is why only a minimum of 20 hour per week is required for the internship.  


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Q: How will interns enter new and updated information into the database?

A: The intern program uses Google Docs and Google Drive extensively, providing in-depth experience with this set of important tools. There will be Google Docs forms for entering data available through this Web site along with detailed procedures on their use.


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Q: How will I know if I've been accepted for an internship?

A: After we have reviewed your application and resume, we will contact you by email to schedule a brief interview via Skype, Google hangout, FaceTime or phone. Within a week after that interview, we will notify you by email regarding acceptance.


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Q: Are you really allowed to use all this art without licensing it?

A: Due to its age, most classic art is in the public domain. Much modern and contemporary artists' work is not however, and is handled differently.  See the Art Authority FAQ for details. 


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