INITIATIVE 01

Summer Internship Program - The Advisory Board, in consult and collaboration with the Booker T Arts Council, is looking to launch a new summer internship initiative for the summer of 2015. Paid, eight-week internships, ranging from 20-40 hours weekly, will provide select, fulltime Booker T students (due to return in the fall 2015) firsthand experience working with local, professional arts organizations.

Internships provide the opportunity for artistic and academic growth and development; access to professional artists, the artistic process, current best practices and methodologies; the ability to share new knowledge with the BTW community.

These experiences may even be opportunities to make lasting connections with those in the professional industry that have the ability to launch a career.

Internship Opportunities will be collated and posted by the Advisory Board. Students will apply and organizations will administrate the application / review / selection process. The Advisory Board will underwrite a number of these internships.

INITIATIVE 02

Recording/Production Studio - In the summer of 2014, the Advisory Board engaged the Russ Berger Design Group (http://rbdg.com) for acoustical consulting and architectural design services. Currently in the initial design and planning process, the Advisory Board and RBDG are working together to add state-of-the art audio

postproduction and recording facilities in support of Booker T’s academic program and media production needs. Specific audio facilities may include a control room, a tracking space, edit booths, a central equipment room, and associated support spaces.

INITIATIVE 03

Arts District Learning Lab - Taking advantage of the school’s strategic location in the largest arts district in the country, the Advisory Board has facilitated the launch of a breakthrough program: the Arts District Learning Lab, which integrates student learning with professionals in formal, year-long courses. Currently partnering with the Dallas Theater Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra,

this cross disciplinary program marries real world experience and high level mentoring, weaving a rich fabric between the students, the faculty and the leaders of Dallas’s highly renowned arts institutions. One-on-one experiences with artists such as Jim Hodges, DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and professional DSO musicians prove priceless personal and professional potentially life-changing opportunities.