Asia Art Archives – Call for University Volunteers

20 Feb

AAA is currently recruiting university and higher education student volunteers to support Learning Labs’ spring series: a programme for high school students that facilitates collaborative activities with practicing artists and art professionals. Volunteers will become part of AAA’s PageNEXT team, and will be prioritised for future roles as interns or student helpers at AAA.

AAAPageNEXT is a group of volunteers dedicated to introducing and promoting recent art to their peers. As a member, you…

Provide and receive support from Asia Art Archive
Learn to plan and implement activities, work with practicing artists and art professionals, and mentor young people in AAA programmes. You can also initiate autonomous PageNEXT programmes and receive resources from AAA.

Exchange ideas and collaborate as a team
Self-reflect through discussions with other art lovers, enabling you to develop fresh ideas that experiment with recent art. Within the PageNEXT youth network, you will exchange knowledge and skills on a constant basis—a unique opportunity to learn and communicate with peers.

Become a young leader in the art community
Reach out to other youth networks across Hong Kong similarly dedicated to making positive contributions to society. You will be part of a growing and forward-looking creative community, become an important voice for youth and young adults, and play a leading role in shaping the role of art in the future.

Eligibility:
University and higher education students with a strong interest in art who are open to share personal experiences, organise activities, and mentor young students. Fluency in Cantonese is mandatory. Selected volunteers are expected to attend a pre-meeting on Thursday, 17 March, and will dedicate three Saturdays: 23, 30 April, and 14 May for Learning Labs programmes. Volunteers will be given a certificate upon completion of all sessions.

Application:
Fill out an application form on their website, and email it with your CV to learn@aaa.org.hk on or before Monday, 29 February. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews on Thursday 3 March, or Friday 4 March.

For questions or enquiries, contact learn@aaa.org.hk, or (852) 2844 1121.

Please click here for details of previous Learning Labs programmes.

About Asia Art Archive: AAA was initiated in 2000 in response to the urgent need to document and secure the multiple recent histories of contemporary art in the region. With an international Board of Directors, an Advisory Board made up of noted curators and critics, and research posts in the region, AAA has collated one of the most valuable collections of material on contemporary art in the region. Built of 85% donated material, the collection now holds over 50,000 records, comprised of hundreds of thousands of physical and digital items, and it continues to grow. Accessible free of charge from AAA’s physical space and searchable from anywhere in the world via the online catalogue, much of the collection is now also available globally via the Collection Online.

Through collecting and making information on the recent history of contemporary art in Asia easily accessible, AAA aims to facilitate understanding, research, and writing in the field, enrich existing global narratives, and re-imagine the role of the archive. AAA is a point of convergence for critical thinking and dialogue and a proactive platform for diverse public, educational, and residential programmes for a wide range of audiences. At the core of its mission is AAA’s commitment to create a collection belonging to the public, existing not in an enclosed space, but in a space that is open and productive, generating new ideas and works that continually reshape the Archive itself.

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