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IIP-Siddhartha Arts Foundation/Siddhartha Art Gallery
Kathmandu, Nepal (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Partner Institution/Organization Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
Siddhartha Arts Foundation/Siddhartha Art Gallery
About:
Established in 1987, the Siddhartha Art Gallery is a contemporary art space and meeting point for artists from Nepal as well as from around the world. In 1997, the Gallery relocated to the magnificent Baber Mahal Revisited complex. The Siddhartha Art Gallery has been active in the promotion of contemporary Nepalese art and strives to introduce international perspectives into art and into the Kathmandu community. Over the years, artists from India, Pakistan, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Syria, Palestine, Afghanistan, South Africa, Mauritius, Taiwan, China, Jordan, Canada, France, Austria, Australia, Finland, Aruba, Curacao, Cuba, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Japan, China, the Autonomous Region of Tibet, Korea, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States have held their exhibitions at the gallery. Over the last 24 years, the gallery has organized more than 315 exhibitions, including works by many up-and-coming artists and photographers. The gallery has also organized workshops in ceramics and printmaking, as well as hosted lectures by visiting artists. Installation art and new media experiments have also been represented at the gallery, including community art projects which have brought together artists, poets, musicians, writers and other individuals from different ethnic, religious and social backgrounds to express the critical need for open dialogue, particularly at a time when the nation was going through a political impasse. The Siddhartha Art Gallery considers culture to be one of the most important components of development and focuses on a myriad of areas such as socio-cultural and political issues, using art can to help shape national and international perceptions of such topics. The Siddhartha Art Gallery defines itself as a gallery that has a conscience and is committed to social responsibility.

Intern Responsibilities: In 2020 the Siddhartha Arts Foundation will be presenting "Project Kathmandu Triennale 2020" (a major international art exhibition at multiple venues). This year's IIP interns will contribute to this project through one or more of the following tasks: proposal writing, website development, designing innovative programs for the Triennale, volunteer management, curatorial input & exhibition design, creating collateral events, symposiums and creating projects for artists that involve social practice and the place the artist as a game changer in the social political context. There is also the opportunity to contribute and assist in the development of a holistic art experience that focuses on the experience of viewers with physical accessibility issues.  

Requirements: IIP interns with a background and interest in the arts, communication and/or marketing are encouraged to apply. Technical skills in social media, web design, augmented reality, and accounting software would be an asset but are not required.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/11/2017 02/28/2018 TBA TBA