BRAIN ARTS is a 501 c-3 local volunteer-run music and arts nonprofit
organization that aims to foster the independent music, art, and film community in the greater Boston area through meetings, events and publications. BRAIN ARTS Organization currently carries out three main programs: our monthly newspaper, The Compass; our website, The Boston Hassle; and Boston Hassle Shows. We serve as a platform for emerging & boundary pushing local artists of all kinds. Exclusively volunteer run, Boston Hassle is committed to lifting local underground arts and music to the perceptual forefront. We foster an innovative, compelling, and interconnected music, art, and film community in the greater Boston area through our inclusive grassroots participatory culture. BRAIN Arts is looking for a highly motivated undergraduate student to provide administrative and general support to the organization. Ideally our intern will have an interest in the local Boston art and music scene and DIY culture, and is eager to learn more about nonprofit arts administration.
responsibilities and duties will vary with the organization’s needs
but will likely include:
and maintaining an artist database for the organization
prompt upload of the digital copy of the newspaper to Issuu.com and
our website BostonHassle.com
on the first of every month.
- Create and
update archive of previous Compass articles/columns, writers and
- Devise a
plan to make our archives easily accessible to others
- Outreach and
networking assistance with local artists
- Design and
execute two social media posts a week to promote the newspaper
- Manage our
Compass Facebook Group and Page.
- Help reach
out to past artists and writers if applicable, help develop a writer
content of newspaper into inDesign to prep for layout
- Prep images
in the newspaper for layout
While it is
required for the intern to provide support to the organization based
on its needs, this
internship can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of the
intern as well.
Reasons to Intern:
Through BRAIN Arts and Boston Hassle you will enrich
the local arts and music scene of Boston and New England. Promoting artists across the music art and film communities here in Boston encourages more artists to come to visit here which in turn makes our local culture relevant to art communities near and far.
While interning at the Hassle, you will meet many
other like minded folks working hard to promote alternative music, art and film. We are a very tight knit group, forming strong bonds by working hard in a laid back, self motivated environment.
There is so much local art to experience in and around Boston that most people don’t know exists! Working with this organization is guaranteed
exposure to sounds, sights, and smells that are entirely new and will almost certainly blow your mind.
Being a Brain Arts intern will require independent thinking and problem solving. It is a unique working environment because everyone is self-motivated and highly productive. This experience is hard to find because our
organization is unlike any organization. We all want to be here and we all believe in the power of grassroots cultural activism.
About this Organization:
The mission of Brain Arts Organization is to create platforms for fringe artistic communities. We publish a newspaper, produce a daily culture blog, organize a bi-monthly flea market, and host all-ages shows, art exhibitions, and special events at our community space and art gallery. We also seek out and activate unconventional spaces all over Greater Boston for our programming. Through these inclusive, participatory efforts, we aspire to uplift our communities and fill cultural voids in our unique region of New England.
Reasons To Work With Us:
Building Community: Through your internship with Brain Arts Organization, you will work to enrich the local arts and music scene of Boston and the wider New England region. We hope that by promoting artists across the music/art/film communities, we are bringing together people from all ages and backgrounds with the shared interests.
Personal Development: While interning at the Hassle, you will get to meet like-minded folks working together to promote the arts in the Boston area. We are a tight-knit group of volunteers who believe in the mission of the organization; we enjoy working hard and playing hard in a laid back, self motivated environment.
Art Exposure: There is so much local art to experience in and around Boston that most people don’t know exists! Working with this organization is guaranteed exposure to sounds, sights, and smells that are entirely new and will almost certainly blow your mind.
Being a Brain Arts Organization Intern will require independent thinking and problem solving. It is a unique environment in that the entire organization is volunteer run, therefore, everyone is self-motivated, highly productive and understands the importance and meaning behind their work. We believe this kind of experience is valuable, rewarding and hard to come by. We all want to be here and we all believe in the power of grassroots cultural activism.