Benjamin Godsill and Anna Burns Student Apprenticeship Award

The Benjamin Godsill ’00 and Anna Burns Student Apprenticeship Award for First Generation and Students of Color provides first-generation and students of color opportunities for in-depth curatorial experience and a bridge to long-term museum careers.

Pitzer College Art Galleries are grateful to Benjamin Gosdill ’00 and Anna Burns for their generosity and shared commitment to diversity, as well as to Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) and Fulcrum Arts, for working in partnership with the Galleries to provide Pitzer students opportunities for mentoring and curatorial experience through this new initiative.

Deadline to Apply for a Spring 2024 Apprenticeship:
Thursday, December 7, 2023

For full description of requirements and how to apply, visit our application page.

Congratulations to Diego Borgsdorf ’24 and Jaspa Ureña ’23, the Spring 2023 recipients of the Benjamin Godsill ’00 and Anna Burns Student Apprenticeship Awards

From left: Jaspa Ureña, Diego Borgsdorf

Diego Borgsdorf Fuenzalida and Jaspa Ureña will complete curatorial apprenticeships at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) and Fulcrum Arts during the spring 2023 semester.

Diego Borgsdorf Fuenzalida ’24 (he/him) studies Anthropology and Spanish at Pitzer. His thesis project will address the return of objects and archival documents from the Chilean exile, triggered by the Pinochet dictatorship, to cultural institutions in Chile. Based on Diego’s recent fieldwork at the Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos in Santiago, Chile, this research contributes to studies of object repatriation, memorialization, and nation-building in museums. Diego is excited to begin a curatorial apprenticeship at LACE, which has a long legacy of community engagement. 

Jaspa Ureña ’23 (they/them) is an abolitionist educator, DJ, and anti-disciplinary artist whose visual illustrations are made exclusively with Instagram’s Story function. They are completing their degree in Africana Studies with an Art minor at Pitzer College. As a neurodivergent food justice advocate and former organic farmer, they are excited to begin their curatorial apprenticeship with Fulcrum Arts this Spring. Jaspa is extremely passionate about utilizing art as a vehicle for empowerment, transformative change, and collective cultural evolution. Jaspa will be apprenticing with Fulcrum Arts for the Spring 2023 semester.

Past Awards:

Benjamin Godsill ’00 and Anna Burns Student Apprentice Marcus Jackson ’22 (right) with Mark Steven Greenfield at MOAH, Lancaster

Pitzer College Art Galleries is thrilled to congratulate Galleries Fellow Marcus Jackson ’22 as the first Benjamin Godsill ’00 and Anna Burns Student Apprenticeship Awardee. Jackson completed an apprenticeship in Spring 2022 with LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions).