Pasantía publicado por: Africa Intern
Publicado el: 24/12/2012
The Nubuke Foundation aims to be synonymous with innovative thinking and cultural enlightenment. Everyone involved with the Foundation is unequivocally passionate about Ghana and its future. The mission of the Foundation is to capture, record and promote Ghanaian history and culture for future generations.The Foundation collects, collates and displays Ghanaian heritage, promotes and helps develop contemporary art and, lastly, leverages Ghanaian history to encourage interest, especially for the benefit of future generations.
he volunteer will be working under the direction of Kofi Setordji. Kofi is a highly regarded and respected Ghanaian artist. He is very personable, hard working and enthusiastic. He began his career as a graphic artist and in the nineties went on to become a full-time sculptor under the guidance of the renowned Ghanaian artist, Saka-Acquaye. In 1990, he received the 'Sculptor of the Year' award. Kofi Setordji works in wood, metal, bronze, stone, terracotta and paint.
Kofi has had exhibitions in various African countries, in Europe and in the United States. In Ghana, he has been awarded various commissions from the government for the creation of wall reliefs, including for the museum belonging to the mausoleum of Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah. Together with the French artist Di Rosa, he created the only public modern artwork in the city.
Volunteers will be working at ArtHaus. Arthaus is a support system for creativity, where high priority is placed in the production work, personal growth and development, and an interchange between artists. It has excellent facilities in painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and photography.
The graphic designer will be required to help with ongoing projects at the Foundation. A knowledge of Coral Draw will be important with it preferable that you bring your own laptop to work on.
A dedicated and flexible film editor is required to work on ongoing and new projects. You will be required to bring the needed software and preferably also your own laptop to work on.
Writer / Editor:
A writer/editor is required to document the important work the foundation is doing in contemporary art & culture. This will be included in their website, catalogues & other promotional material.
Curator & Cataloguer:
The foundation requires a curator to catalogue their current collection and help set up the foundation museum. The ideal intern will be flexible and have relevant previous experience.
They require a designer to build a site to include information on the artists working with the Foundation and their works, and also to provide a holistic view of the foundation.
The volunteer will be working closely with Kofi Setordji. In particular they are looking for individuals with fabric experience, in both a design and practical sense.