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B-HIP TalkBacks 


Arts Management Internship - BHIPTalkBacks are informal, intimate conversations between interns and the area's cultural leaders. These sessions give interns the opportunity to meet, network with and learn from top-level arts management professionals in the Berkshires. In the past, interns have discussed topics including funding, marketing, curating and art preservation.

Sometimes TalkBacks are held on-site, where interns can see the professionals in action and sometimes they are held in the classroom.  No matter where they are, interns have the opportunity to meet with professionals at the top of their field!    


TalkBack guest lecturers have included:

  • Ella Baff, Director of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
  • Joe Thompson, Founder / Director of MASS MoCA
  • David Lang, Co-founder of Bang on a Can
  • Sandra Burton, Director of Dance at William College
  • Michael Conforti, Director of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
  • Tyler Fairbank, President of Berkshire Economic Development Corporation
  • Lola Jaffe, President and Chair of the Board of Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
  • Beryl Jolly, Managing Director of Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
  • Tina Packer, Founder / Director of Shakespeare and Company
  • Seth Rogovoy, Editor-in-Chief of Berkshire Living Magazine
  • Blair Benjamin, Director of Real Estate and Community Development at MASS MoCA
  • Megan Whilden, Director of Pittsfield's Office of Cultural Development
  • Nina Garlington, Major Gifts Officer at MCLA
  • Catherine Holbrow, Conservator at Williamstown Art Conservation Lab

Talkback with artist Forest Graham and Anna Sacramento in occasion of the opening of {IN}ANIMATE at MCLA Gallery 51