Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust is teaming up with Artspace in 2013 to offer the first of three Education Internships focused on connecting students and young people with the most exciting artists and their creations of challenging and inspiring contemporary art. Made possible by a grant from Creative New Zealand’s Sector Development Incentive fund, the programme recognises the importance and value of Artspace engaging with New Zealand’s growing community of young Pacific Islanders in a meaningful and sustainable way.
The Intern will develop a tailored education programme at Artspace, actively encouraging the involvement of local primary, secondary and tertiary schools. Tautai and Artspace together with a pool of mentors, will work collaboratively to assist each intern in generating workshops and events with the specific aim of attracting young students to contemporary art and working with them to form an education program about the art made now and its potential. The internship runs on a 9-month contract (30 hours p/w). It will be preferably awarded to a candidate who has strong ties within the Pacific community. The first internship is to be fully advertised in January 2013.