We’re excited to introduce Neter Antoine, a 2020-2021 CUNY Cultural Corps intern who is our new production assistant. Neter is a visual artist and dancer who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation at the City University of New York’s Lehman College.
"I am a creative thinker and an active learner from Bed-Stuy (Bedford Stuyvesant), Brooklyn," writes Neter. "My fondest memories of Coney Island involve people; sharing in the fervor of Coney Island's many parts with others is what I cherish most about it. The concept of storytelling from the perspective of a wide variety of people - a sharing of memories - is what drew me to the Coney Island History Project."
The Coney Island History Project has a history of working with interns but due to the pandemic we're working from home and this is our first experience working remotely with an intern. Neter is helping to develop and create new virtual content for 2021, including Zoom events such as reminiscence activities for seniors and virtual tours, online exhibitions, and audio and video promos for social media.
Established by CUNY with New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and The Rockefeller Foundation in 2016, CUNY Cultural Corps partners with the City’s arts and cultural organizations to provide paid internships for CUNY students as a pipeline to careers in the arts. Thanks to a gift from the Mellon Foundation, CUNY Cultural Corps has been able to expand the number of opportunities for students to gain professional experience in the arts and culture sector.