ArtBound Initiative

ArtBound Initiative connects students and recent graduates with key players in the creative industry in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Melbourne, Sydney & Hong Kong. 

Through ArtBound Initiative, King’s students can set up an internship (from two to six months) in the above cities with ease. ABI will coordinate all of the logistics, including housing, an internship visa, insurance, an in-country orientation, and more.

ABI offers internships in design, studio art, communications, marketing, social media, film/theater/tv producing, exhibitions and curation, public relations, event management, fashion, theater, and more. King’s and non-King’s students can obtain King’s credit for specific types of ABI internships based on location and circumstance; please inquire with Dr. Henry Bleattler ( for more information.

Program Inclusion:

1. Internship Placement

  • An internship tailored to your career goals
  • Company interview guidelines
  • Mock company interviews with our advisors
  • Workplace and internship orientation
  • Pre-internship training: business etiquette and main skills sought after by employers

2. Personalized Coaching

  • Career development workshops
  • Resume/CV coaching and review session
  • Portfolio review and/or Industry professional coaching session
  • Soft skill training: networking, online brand and elevator pitch

3. Network & Online Events

  • ABI Networking App for our international network of participants and alumni
  • Access to career resources, networking events and monthly job lists
  • Webinars with industry professionals
  • ABI curated events
  • ABI Guide on the creative scene

4. Travel & On-site Support (for international programs only)

  • Visa processing
  • Insurance arrangements
  • Housing arrangements
  • ABI pre-trip information package, including ABI city guide to local creative scenes
  • In-city orientation
  • On-site support

Watch a 10-min overview about the ABI program here.

Check out some testimonials from King’s students here:

Application Deadlines for Virtual and Local Programs (New York & Los Angeles)

  • Fall internships – June 15th, 11:59 PM
  • Spring internships- October 15th, 11:59 PM
  • Summer internship- February 15th, 11:59 PM

Application Deadlines for International Programs (Berlin, Melbourne & Sydney)

  • Fall internships – Feb 15th, 11:59 PM
  • Spring internships – May 15th, 11:59 PM
  • Summer internships – Nov 15th, 11:59 PM

Questions? Send the ABI team an email at, or schedule a consultation meeting with them here.