Calling All Emerging Artists and Students: Museum of Brisbane Wants You
MoB is looking for emerging talent for a professional development summer internship programMuseum of Brisbane’s objective as an organisation that cultivates and supports the arts has been bolstered by securing $300,000 in RISE funding.
The RISE Fund was established to support the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate. It aims to rebuild confidence in the sector amongst investors, producers, and consumers.
Museum of Brisbane will be using this funding to create a dynamic, multi-strand professional development summer internship that will give early career artists and students the opportunity to learn from international and nationally acclaimed peers.
The project is a 5-week internship over the summer school holiday period 2022-2023 open to early career artists and students enrolled in university courses in Fine Arts/Museum Studies/ Education/ Art History or Museum Education. Artists and students looking for first-hand museum and gallery experience are invited to apply through the expression of interest on MoB’s website.
Creating an environment of peer-to-peer support, the project will help artists and students to forge professional connections that will in turn strengthen Brisbane’s wider community of creatives. According to MoB Director/CEO, Renai Grace, Brisbane is a city that is a hive of creativity and talent.
“This city is a hive of creativity and talent. As such, it is imperative that we continue to create opportunities right here in Brisbane to help nurture that talent and see it reach its full potential. Thanks to this funding, MoB will be able to help nurture a new generation of local arts professionals to gain entry to this exciting industry,” she said.
With 4 places available, chosen applicants will receive professional development and hands on experience working in a museum environment including:
– Object handling
– Experience working with and maintaining a participatory art space
– Exclusive mentoring from local and national artists
– In depth understanding of Museum operations and exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Museum’s preparation spaces
This dynamic approach seeks to continue MoB’s reputation as an organisation that cultivates and supports emerging artists.
Image: Tammy Law.