Summer Internship: Research Intern

Dates: June 5-July 29, 2017
Stipend: $1800
Hours: Part-Time (20 hours/week), some evenings and Saturdays required

Threewalls transitioned from a bricks-and-mortar gallery to an itinerant model in early 2016 in response to contemporary discourse about the intersections of art, social justice and community. We continue to support artists and collaborative projects, especially those which are best presented outside of traditional art spaces, thereby expanding the discourse around contemporary art presentation and exhibition, and breaking down walls to contemporary art that are firmly in place in so many communities.

Threewalls seeks a summer intern to assist with research projects, specifically on performance art and Chicago neighborhoods, in addition to program research. We are looking for candidates with global knowledge of contemporary art, experience with the intersections of art and community, and a strong interest and involvement with social justice issues particularly around race, ethnicity, inclusion and equity. Additionally, excellent research, writing, and communication skills are necessary; and the ability to work independently.


*Passionate about contemporary art, community engagement, and social justice


*Team player

*Attentive to detail


* Excellent communication skills including the ability to talk with artists and non-artists

*Strong research abilities

*Writings on contemporary art, community engagement and/or social justice (published or unpublished)

*Must practice Threewalls’ values and believe in our mission and vision

*Must be available the entire 8 weeks, Tuesday-Saturday, between 11-5 pm. Schedule to be determined.

To Apply: Please submit your resume, a one-page letter of interest, and a writing sample (no longer than 3 pages, can be a partial sample of a longer piece). Submit your materials to [email protected] with “Research Intern” in the subject line. The application deadline is May 25,2017 and interviews will be May 30, 2017. No phone calls. No late submissions.

Call for Submissions: Artist for the Breaking Bread Coloring Book

We are looking for submissions for the Breaking Bread series coloring book! The book will be given to guests who attend Threewalls’ dinner and conversation series Breaking Bread . To be considered, submit 5 drawing samples and a proposal for the book that reflects the values of Threewalls. The final product will be a black and white publication of 10-12 pages, have an accessible, coherent visual narrative, and reflect the diversity of Chicago and its communities.

About Breaking Bread

Breaking Bread is relationship-building program that brings together a cross-section of Chicago over a prepared meal. In a casual setting, guests connect with people who are different from them by having a conversation about a question related to contemporary life and culture. Independent chefs are invited to prepare a seasonal meal and share their process, which helps to round out the experience and engagement with the culinary arts for our guests.

Guidelines for Submission:

1. Deadline to submit your artwork is May 31, 2017.

2. To enter a submission, submit your 5 samples of your work along with a proposal for your overall vision for the coloring book.

3. Your artwork can be any design you create. But it must reflect the vision and values of Threewalls and the essence of the Breaking Bread program.

4. We will notify you whether or not your art will be included by June 15, 2017 .

5. The selected artist will receive a $250 stipend.

6. Our goal is to print the book by July 15, 2017. The coloring book will be distributed to guests at Breaking Bread and as collateral material representing the program at public events.

Submit your materials to [email protected] with “Breaking Bread Coloring Book” in the subject line. Remember May 31, 2017 is the deadline! We look forward to reviewing the submissions! Late submissions will not be reviewed.