|Thursday, 03 May 2012 16:25|
Internships at the Nida Art Colony
The Nida Art Colony offers different types of internships to recent graduates and young curators. Internships are unpaid, however accommodation is provided. Interns stay with the colony for between 4 to 8 months, as it takes some time to get used to the place and learn the necessary skills. The internship is for those who are looking to experience life in the art colony as part of the staff. You will have opportunity to live and work with international artist and curators as well as make connections usefull for your future career since colony is always visited by hundreds of art professionals. The primary responsibilities include assisting with daily tasks and helping maintain and develop the colony. Applicants can choose from two different specialized internships based on their skills and to help them develop in a specific direction.
The primary task of a Curatorial Assistant will be to help with the Colony programme and events, facilitate/curate exhibitions of Colony artists work, and to help with writing texts. Fluency in English is a requirement. Preference is given to these curators who have had or are seeking to have experience with artist-in-residence programmes or art education events.
Artist and Communication Assistant:
The artist and Communications Assistant's primary duties will be creating the visual identity of the Nida Art Colony, and assisting the artists with the production of their work. Applicants should have experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Photography and video skills are also needed. Archival skills are preference.
Our previous Interns:
Yulia Starstev (Canada, graduate from NSCAD) stayed in January-May, 2012 as Curatorial Assistant
She co-curated exhibition Nida Art Colony: Genius Loci
Sophie Bellot (France) stayed in April-August, 2012 as Visual Communication Assistant
Olivia Glasser (UK) stayed as Curatorial Assistant, September-December, 2012.
She assisted in curating exhibition Taking Time, 2012.