Global Internship Program (GIP): Alserkal Avenue
This internship combines business administration with arts and culture on an international stage.
Number of Spots Available:
May 20, 2018
The Organization: Alserkal Avenue
- the region's foremost arts hub - was established in 2008 to encourage and support the region's burgeoning contemporary art scene. Their aim is to foster an organic and prolific creative community in the U.A.E. The vision for Alserkal Avenue has always been to build a home for creative industries. It maps a vital intersection for the confluences of art, culture, and development. To this end, they are more than just a neighborhood; they are an arts organization with an active homegrown program. They are the driving force that brings the community together to support and encourage a creative economy. They are a platform via which regional artists and art initiatives can reach a wider, international audience.
Situated in Dubai's industrial quarter, the Avenue is a cluster of architect-designed warehouses. It is home to interspersed public spaces that bring together collaborators from diverse artistic disciplines, encouraging open dialogue, sharing of ideas, and a collaborative work ethic that can see these creative ideas come to life. Initially a group of 20 warehouses, the addition of their 2015 expansion has welcomed several new galleries and creative businesses. Spread across 500,000 square feet, they house numerous galleries of international repute, dynamic art spaces, and homegrown cultural initiatives. These include not-for-profit artists' studios, residency programs, project spaces, concept stores, black box theatre, independent cinema, outdoor event facilities and community-led cultural initiatives, as well as unique food and beverage outlets.