UNITED ARAB EMIRATES PAVILION at the 54th VENICE BIENNALE, 2011. Curator: Vasif Kortun.

Applications are now officially open for Venice Internship. A specialized internship program has been launched to recruit Emiratis and long term residents of the United Arab Emirates to manage the UAE’s national pavilion at the Venice Biennale over the summer, from May 31 to August 25, 2011. Applications for this exciting opportunity will be accepted on a rolling basis from March 1, 2011. The final group of interns will be announced on April 30, 2011.

Interns will have the opportunity to work alongside distinguished CURATOR VASIF KORTUN and the team of the UAE Pavilion office in Dubai, leading up to the Biennale. A select group will go on to Venice to serve in the national pavilion as Exhibition Managers while engaging in a comprehensive art education program based on the extraordinary art and cultural institutions in Venice and the temporary exhibitions of the Biennale.

The principle objective of the Venice Internship is to groom the next generation of UAE arts practitioners and managers with the skills required to elevate national cultural initiatives at the forefront of the global art scene.

Those interested in applying for the Internship will be able to do so online at www.uaepavilion.org. They may also submit an application form in hardcopy at strategic drop-boxes located across the UAE.

For any further information please do not hesitate to contact volunteer@uaepavilion.org.

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