INITIATIVE 01

Summer Internship Program - The Advisory Board, in consult and collaboration with the Booker T Arts Council, launched a new summer internship initiative in the summer of 2015. Paid, eight-week internships, ranging from 20-40 hours weekly, provide select, fulltime Booker T students (due to return each fall) 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 are collated and posted by the Advisory Board. Students apply and organizations administrate the application / review / selection process. The Advisory Board underwrites the majority of these internships annually.

Over the course of the past five summers, approximately 100 BTW students have benefited from paid professional training at top caliber arts institutions across Dallas.

INITIATIVE 02

Recording/Production Studio - In the summer of 2014, the Advisory Board engaged the Russ Berger Design Group for acoustical consulting and architectural design services. With the generous support of many donors and the selection as a 2018 Crystal Charity Ball Beneficiary, the Advisory Board, DISD and RBDG have successfully

Formal Grand Opening Event: October 16, 2019

completed the construction and installation of the new BTW Production Studio: a state of the art production studio that will introduce every student to the production industry and provide them the critical tools, programming and education that they need to become the next generation of media savvy artists and innovators