Applicants must be flexible, self-motivated, organized, detail oriented and have an interest in contributing to the ongoing needs of the INSTINC. The ideal person is passionate about contemporary art and willing to take on diverse tasks. Preferably you will have an art history, fine art or arts management background, a proven talent for writing and a desire to be involved at the cutting edge of contemporary art.

Purpose Of The Program
To offer individuals involved in or interested in contemporary visual arts the opportunity to participate in the day-to-day operations of an artist-run organization. Interns work in the following areas:

Preparation, installation and de-installation of exhibitions
Correspondence with galleries, museums, magazines, and artists
Assistance with writing and sending of press release of INSTINC's exhibitions
Assistance with creating exhibition price sheet and labels
Assistance in photographing various events in INSTINC

Social Media Content
Assistance with day-to-day maintenance of INSTINC's facebook page

The intern will actively take part in all stages of the exhibition process from the conceptual planning through physical installation to promotion and administration. Interns will gain valuable experience assisting with website, social media and email marking communications, writing press releases, developing print publications and creating event flyers. Experience with website content management systems, Photoshop and Facebook is a plus.

Scheduling of work time can flexible to fit each intern’s needs. However, a commitment of about 2 days per week is required from 12-7pm. Might have to work in the evenings in the event of openings at INSTINC till 930pm. 

WHY choose to be an intern @INSTINC?
• Meeting and interacting with international artists from INSTINC AIR program
• Visiting art openings and networking within the art industry
• Stipend : To be discussed
• Short but intense hands-on learning on various aspects of arts management
• Free participation in all INSTINC workshops
• Use of INSTINC facilities eg etching press, swimming pool, gym during the internship.

“Having an opportunity to intern at INSTINC allowed me to gain great practical experiences and good connections. The scope of work enhanced my skills in the arts management, especially in the visual art aspects. What I liked most was that Shih Yun always allowed me to use my own initiatives and creativities to do the tasks. The ad hoc works had given me a good time-management skill in balancing the time for my college’s busy schedules and to complete the INSTINC’s works. I really enjoyed interning with INSTINC and Shih Yun, especially during AIR program when I got to know artists from different countries. It was a very enjoyable experience indeed.” – Bing 

Application form

Letter of motivation ( max 1 A4 page) explaining why you are keen to be an intern @INSTINC.

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Subject: INSTINC Internship Program
Deadline : On-going