- Visiting Artist
- Nina Chanel Abney
The first visiting artist in the Ruby is Chicago-born painter Nina Chanel Abney, whose large-scale paintings take on some of today’s most pressing social justice issues.
Creative Arts Student Teams (CASTs) provide support for special arts projects at the Ruby, including visiting artist residencies, major arts center programs, workshops and installations, DukeCreate workshops, community initiatives, and more. Duties include providing logistical support, escorting visiting artists, assisting with documenting arts center programs, serving as social media ambassadors, and more. This is a professional development opportunity with direct relevance to careers in arts management, marketing, educational programming, special events, and non-profits.
In exchange for a semester-long commitment, core CAST members are hired by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts) and paid hourly ($10.25/hour). Your schedule can be worked out with your supervisor, but in general, you commit to supporting key dates for the semester ahead (outlined for Spring 2018 below) in addition to other on-call needs.
If you cannot commit to the semester, but want to support a specific arts center program, you can join the CASTs on a more flexible, volunteer basis. To participate, you must still submit an application to be added to the CAST volunteer list.
The commitment per week will vary according to the program schedule at the Ruby, but upcoming key dates include:
In addition to these key dates, CASTs will be on-call to assist with other arts center needs. The Ruby team will attempt to match opportunities with CAST member interests.
For questions about the CASTs program or application, please contact Bill Fick.