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We are pleased to introduce our first [sm]artie intern, Sophia Wilke.

Here is a bit about Sophia's background and why we are so excited to bring her on board, welcome and benvenuta Sophia!

Sophia Wilke

[sm]art Internship

The [sm]art internship program is open to emerging artists and writers.

  • Are you a young artist or a writer, ages 35 or younger?

  • Would you like to intern with a team of passionate creatives?

  • Are you curious to meet writers and artists behind the scenes? 

  • Do you want to be mentored by fellow artists, creative curators and executives?

  • Are you social media savvy?

Then you may want to join our [sm]arties internship program! 


[sm]arties Program

The [sm]art Internship program is curated with the intention of carefully suiting individuals to the unique environment and resources we can offer, curating residencies, exhibitions, and festivals.


The [sm]art Internship program offers six key benefits.



Explore the international arts scene with our artists and curators of [sm]art Exhibitions.

Writing Faculty


A one-on-one mentorship under the [sm]ar Writing Faculty with a qualified writing professor.

Festival Tickets


Free access to [sm]ar Festivals and five free back stage passes for your family, friends, or guests.

Hands-on Experience


A  [sm]ar hands-on experience of learning event coordination, video editing, social media marketing and influencing.

Creative Guidance

Guidance by our [sm]ar Curators, composed of artists, academics and cultural leaders.

Letter of Recommendation

A [sm]art letter of recommendation for scholarships, university, graduate school, or employment.


[sm]arties Application

Application is open ended and informal by email, for the attention of Ralph Overbeck!

- Selection Procedure -

Selection procedure is by committee across disciplines: 

  • Visual Art

  • Literature

  • Poetry

  • Photography

  • Public Art

  • Sculpture

  • Performance Art

  • Music

  • Opera

  • Dance

With special consideration for emerging writers who are interested in digital publishing, sharing their stories, pieces, and takes on any topics leading to personal discovery and growth.


- Ideal (sm)arties -

Our ideal [sm]artie:

  • Is 35 years old or younger

  • Possesses a burning passion for the creative arts and writing.

  • Loves learning new skills and developing their artistic craft.

  • Shows initiative and shares creative ideas and insights with the team.

  • Has solid knowledge of social media tools, and/or a social media presence.

  • Can commit to 5-10 hours per week with access to the internet.


Please note that at this point interns are expected to join us on a voluntary basis, with the expectation of on-going professional and creative opportunities and experiences.

Our [sm]art internship terms and conditions can be referenced here.


[sm]art Committee 

Applications for the [sm]art internship program are reviewed by a distinguished international Committee composed of artists, academics, and cultural leaders across disciplines.

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