Bizzie Bee / Fall 2013

12/17/13

This past semester I interned with Independent Curators International (ICI). The experience was both influential and rewardings.  I learned the ins and outs of fundraising in the art world, connected with dozens of emerging and well-established artists and curators, and became a valuable part of their team. The knowledge, skills and confidence gained while working with ICI will transfer to any future opportunity that I may encounter, and I thank ICI for providing such an encouraging and positive experience.

The biggest project this past fall was the 2013 ICI Annual Benefit & Auction.  As the communications intern, I worked on the online promotion and the live reporting.  It was thrilling to watch the entire event come together so beautifully—tickets sold out, every auction artworks was bought, the entertainment was perfect, and ICI fundrasing reached record levels!  I found it fitting that I write my profile on the Benefit & Auction seeing as so much time, passion and creative energy from each ICI employee went into pulling off the event of the year! 

— Lizzie Hineman