Young professionals interested in pursuing careers in the arts will now be able to apply for a fully sponsored internship at one of the world’s most prestigious museums.
Thanks to a new partnership between Alserkal Avenue and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, one successful applicant will travel to Italy for a three-month summer internship every year for the next six years – with the first intern travelling next summer.
The goals of the internship are to provide students with real-world experiences that enhance their education and skills in an area of their interest; give talented young people the opportunity to learn; and provide a platform for new talent whose fresh and creative energy and ideas can contribute to the work of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.
The announcement was made today at a breakfast event at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection during the opening of the 57th Venice Biennale.
Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, Founder, Alserkal Avenue, said: “To build a cadre of arts professionals that can support and nurture cultural production in the UAE, a global perspective, and the ability to share the region’s rich arts and culture scene is essential. We are honoured to join hands with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection to provide young, UAE-based professionals with the opportunity to pursue their passion for the arts.”
Philip Rylands, Director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Foundation Director for Italy, said: “An essential quality of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection’s celebrated internship program is its international diversity, and we are grateful to Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal and Alserkal Programming, which will extend our reach by opening a door for the participation of talented young professionals at the start of their careers from distant parts of the world.”
Applications will be open in September through the Alserkal Avenue website.