The Nairobi Arts Trust / Center for Contemporary Art of East Africa (CCAEA) is an organization that is set to serve as an advocate for contemporary art and as a catalyst for the creation of significant art projects. We seek to nurture emerging and established artists, and to provide opportunities for inspiration, experimentation, education, and through any other art related means, which support the evolution of new ideas. We intend also to involve in a broad range of symposia, lectures, artists’ talks and studio visits that will continuously cultivate diverse audiences for contemporary art forms and provide a forum for on-going dialogue.
Nairobi Arts Trust was created in 2000 with the support of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Nairobi. Its creation was inspired by the lack of the necessary infrastructure for the development of the arts, especially in relation to international communication & exchange of ideas among artists, institutions, critics, curators and other players in the global industry as a whole. Nairobi Arts Trust was created with a view to advocate for the evolution of contemporary art and culture in the region and to enhance the development and their integration in human development strategies through the creation of relevant art projects which cultivate the evolution of new ideas, promote information and exchange of ideas, research and cooperation at the regional and international level.
Jimmy O. Ogonga
Direction & Strategy
Head of graphics
intern – web development
artist-in-residence / research
artist-in-residence / projects & research
Applications are continuously accepted for Part-time orfull-time unpaid Interns.
CCAEA is looking to work with talented individuals to who can assist in a variety of capacities.
Schedule is flexible – with a minimum three day per week commitment.
Responsibilities will include general administration & documentation, editorial assignments and clerical duties.
The objective of the CCAEA internship program is to offer practical arts administration training & experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts as well as professional development skills applicable to any career.
Interns gain a general knowledge and broad understanding of how a contemporary art institution could function within the context of an artists’ run, non-profit art-space as well as specific skills related to operating and administering an art organization, developing & managing projects, organizing exhibitions, curatorial strategies, programming, collaborating with both local & international institutions and professionals, and other effective tactics of the creative industries.
Applicants must be literate or students currently enrolled in college, preferably between the ages of 18 and 35.
Applicants must also commit to the time line as desired by CCAEA, or as negotiated mutually.
Preference will be given to applicants who have:
• Strong ability to work independently;
• Ability to diagnose problems and self-initiate solutions;
• Writing and editing, word processing and computer skills;
• Experience researching the internet for information;
• Graphic and/or web design skills;
• Excellent verbal communication skills;
• Demonstrated ability to work with frequent interruptions and follow through with tasks;
• Ability to coordinate multiple projects and assignments, deal with a broad variety ofpeople at all levels in pressure situations, and exercise confidentiality and discretion as appropriate;
• Willingness and ability to learn;