Meet with Laura Hoekstra, the dedicated advisor for the visual and performing arts community.
Become part of the VPA community via Voyager to receive the most current resources and news.
Already joined the VPA career community? Go to the VPA Resource Portal. You'll also find career-specific resources related to the visual and performing arts, such as performance, art and design, theatre, arts administration, and more!
Workshops and Programs
If there are relevant upcoming events posted in Handshake by the Career Center or external employers, the first 3 will appear below.
Lawrence has existing partnerships with local and national arts organizations, such as:
New York Jazz Academy has evolved into one of the most diverse musical communities in the world, comprising over 1,000 musicians of all kinds, from over 35 states, and over 70 countries. Lawrence interns have served as educators and performers during the Summer Jazz Intensives for the past 5 years.
Explore more internship opportunities with existing partners.
Get funding for internships
As a Lawrence student, you're eligible to apply for funding to support summer internships. Funding can help defray transportation costs, living expenses, and more so you can pursue opportunities that will expand your classroom learning and help you acquire important transferrable skills for future success.
Relevant Student Organizations
Joining a student organization can connect you with peers with similar interests and goals. Get involved, learn, experience, and give back.
- Deep Listeners of Lawrence University
- Diversity in Fine Arts (DIFA)
Alumni can offer invaluable insights into your fields of interest and provide career advice to help you reach your goals.
These Lawrence alumni are currently working in the visual or performing arts:
- Ruby Brallier ’13, cellist, music educator, historical performance scholar
- Zoie Reams '14, opera singer
- Leo Sussman '15, flutist and music teacher
Connect with them on Viking Connect for an informational interview. (PS. Viking Connect is our new online alumni mentoring platform giving you quick access to connect directly with alumni!)