Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




The following report documents the internship performed by Jenny Howell at Dance Theater Workshop (DTW) in New York, New York from January 11, 2010 to April 16, 2010. Since 1965, DTW has existed as a non-profit organization devoted to presenting and supporting contemporary dance and the artists who create it. DTW currently operates from its building located at 219 West 19th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in the Chelsea district. During this time with DTW, I worked closely with the Marketing and Development Departments as the Audience Engagement intern responsible for the organization and execution of the audience engagement activities and special events. This report includes information regarding DTW's history and organizational structure. It explains the duties I performed and my overall contributions. It also discusses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the organization. Finally, it presents current best practices in areas of the non-profit field, and makes recommendations for DTW based on this research.