The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) was founded in 1976 by Chicana muralist and educator Judith F. Baca, filmmaker/director Donna Deitch and Artist/Teacher Christina Schlesinger. SPARC is a cultural center that creates public art as a vehicle to promote civic dialogue, foster cross-cultural understanding and address critical social issues. SPARC has remained committed to its values as a socially responsible organization utilizing art to bring about social change. We also remain committed to helping communities find their voice, giving them public expression, and having others hear it; while breaking down barriers, real and perceived, between and within communities. What we do is as much about community transformation and creating permanent sites of public memory as it is about public art.
About SPARC’s Internship Program
SPARC accepts applicants for college-credit and/or internships for up to 12-week periods for pre-determined schedules Monday-Friday throughout academic school semesters/quarters. The internships are primarily available to students interested in the fields of Public Art, Chicano/a Studies, Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, Graphic Design, Digital Preservation and Archiving/Information Studies.
Mural Resource and Education Center Archival Assistant (MREC)
SPARC accepts applications for those intern candidates interested in the field of library sciences and digital archiving. Projects would focus on administrative needs of the organization. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: scanning, archiving, organization and maintenance of art files, cataloguing, working with educators to encourage utilization of SPARC’s one of a kind archive via our Educational CD Sets.
Email the following to elaine@SPARCinLA.org:
•Cover letter which describes course requirements, what you would like to achieve during your internship, why you are interested in SPARC
•Candidates will be contacted for an in-person interview for consideration