[artinfo] OPEN CALL - ART MEDIATORS for Manifesta 8

hegyi dóra hegyidora39 at googlemail.com
Mon May 17 18:00:19 CEST 2010


Manifesta is the roving European Biennial of
Contemporary Art; the 8th edition of Manifesta will
take place in the Region of Murcia (Spain) in dialogue
with northern Africa and will run from the 2nd of
October 2010 until January 9th 2011.

Manifesta 8’s Education Department is seeking to
enlist a number of “Art Mediators”. Especially recent
graduates and students studying education, art
history, studio art, design, art education, museum
education or others education and/or art related
studies are invited to apply. There will also be a
number of places available for graduates and students
from special interest studies such as philosophy and
sociology. Within the framework of Manifesta 8 the Art
Mediators will be responsible for mediating the
Biennial’s artistic content and context with various
audiences including primary and secondary schools,
colleges, adults and special interest groups. The
Manifesta 8 Art Mediation programme is a hands on
programme, participants will be working under the
supervision of the education coordinators and will
have the unique opportunity to gain valuable work
experience while being part of an international team
of artists and art professionals.

- The working period will be from the last week
of September 2010 until the first week on
January 2011.
- Preparation meetings will be held in July  (8-11)
 and September 2010.

- Study the form and content of Manifesta 8, the
European Biennial of Contemporary art.
- Active participation in the development of the
Manifesta 8 education programme.
- Leading guided tours, workshops and other art
mediation activities.

Required skills:
- A good knowledge of contemporary art.
- Flexible time schedule.
- A strong command of English and Spanish (other
language skills highly appreciated).
- Humour and strong communicational skills.
- Teacher/didactical training and/or experience
not mandatory but highly appreciated.

To apply for the Manifesta 8 “Art Mediator” programme
we kindly request you to send a cv and a cover letter
(max. 1 page A4) addressing the following issues:
- Why you are interested in taking part in the
Art Mediation programme of Manifesta, European
Biennial of Contemporary Art?
- Describe an individual or experience that has
influenced your perception of the arts.

Deadline for submissions:
- 6 June 2010

Mail: mediacion at manifesta8.es (attachments PDF or
Microsoft Word format only)

Education Department
Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art
Antiguo Cuartel de Artillería | Pabellón 5.
C/ Madre Elisea Oliver Molina, s/n
30002 Murcia (Spain)

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