The Takoma Park/Silver Spring Student Talent Showcase scheduled for December 10 has been cancelled.
Our scheduled events for Fall have concluded. Check back soon for our Spring schedule and registration information.
Through artist residencies, guest lectures, workshops, performances, master classes, exhibitions, concert series, and other programs that bring visiting artists to the College, students are given exceptional creative opportunities to work with and learn from distinguished professionals and scholars.
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There are two virtual internships available to students in the Spring 2021 semester. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2021.
The Arts Institute is offering two students the opportunity to work (remotely) with VisArts or BlackRock art center staff. Studio Art, Art History and Graphic Design majors have the opportunity to acquire practical job skills and professional experiences in a remote learning environment at a non-profit art space. Please see the Remote Gallery Art Internships’ descriptions below.
To qualify, a candidate must have a 3.2 GPA, have completed 15 art related credits, and currently be enrolled at Montgomery College. Students earn college credits and a $1,000 stipend.
Any interested students should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Rock Information (PDF, )
VisArts Information (PDF, )
Internship Application (PDF, )
The Arts Institute supports internships that allow students to discover career options in the arts and blend learning in the classroom with on-the-job experience. Working with visual, performing, and media arts faculty and staff, the Arts Institute develops collaborative projects with area arts organizations to enhance College and community programs in the arts.
During these difficult times, the arts are more important than ever. The exhibitions and performances produced at the College are essential to our students, the MC faculty and staff, and the greater Montgomery County community, yet we have never faced more challenges.
Your gift can provide life-changing support to Montgomery College students enrolled in art courses on all three campuses. Your generous donation could supply scholarship funds, art supplies, and diverse learning opportunities.
To make a gift, please visit the MC Foundation's online giving formnew window. Select "Give to a program fund or different area of support", then "Other", and type in TU2276 Art Emergency Fund.
The Montgomery College Foundationnew window is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Distinguished Guest Lectures and Performances
The Arts Institute sponsors lectures, workshops, and recitals by distinguished guest artists.
The Arts Institute facilitates art internships at various venues. The internships are open to all Montgomery College students enrolled full-time who have an arts-related major. To qualify, students must have completed 24 arts-related credits and have achieved a 3.2 GPA. Students awarded the internship will enroll in the Arts Internship class, ARTT 295, a three-credit MC course. Please note that the internship offerings vary from semester to semester and are based on the participating institutions’ requirements and internship opportunities. The deadline for fall applications is May 1 and December 1 for spring applications. For more information, please contact David Krueger at 240-567-7935.
The program provides for a sustained period of time during which arts professionals actively engage in comprehensive arts-making processes while observed, studied, and queried by students throughout the entire creative period.
World Arts Festival
The Arts Institute helps make possible more than 20 events annually in the World Arts Festival, produced by Dr. Dawn Avery.
Campus Arts Departments
- Art - Rockville
- Art - Germantown
- Media Arts & Technologies - Rockville
- Performing Arts - Rockville
- Visual and Performing Arts - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Arts Institute Mission
- to support exceptional creative opportunities in the arts for students, faculty, staff, and the community
- to enrich the experiences of MC students outside of the classroom, allowing them to engage with the arts and improve their opportunities for academic and professional success
- to encourage interdepartmental and intercampus collaboration and exchange of information and ideas
- to promote MC’s arts on and beyond the College’s three campuses
- to invigorate the college community by offering arts events of exceptional quality and scope
- to enrich the cultural life of Montgomery County through collaboration with arts and educational organizations
Elizabeth Melanson, Arts Institute Coordinator
Katherine Hubley, Arts Institute Coordinator
Michelle Brink, Sr. Administrative Aide
- Art -- 240-567-5115
- Dance and Theatre -- 240-567-5250
- Music -- 240-567-5209
- Media Arts & Technologies (Interactive Technologies, Graphic Design, Television/Radio, and Photography) -- 240-567-5256
- Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center Box Office -- 240-567-5301
- Summer Dinner Theatre -- 240-567-7676
- Visual and Performing Arts Takoma Park/Silver Spring -- 240-567-5780