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Are you between 14 and 21 years old and do you love art and culture? Have you always wondered what happens behind the scenes at a cultural institute? Are you considering a degree in museum education, art, communication, or event management? Do you want to work on your own production with the help of a small team? Then Marres is looking for you!
Marres Extended is the youth department of Marres, House for Contemporary Culture. Here you can spend four months as a production volunteer helping your peers use and experience their senses in a different way.
Under professional guidance, you will research contemporary culture and translate your results into a show that will be performed at schools and for the general public. You will be trained by professionals from different disciplines, such as curators, scientists, artists, and communication experts. You will learn the ins and outs of the cultural sector from different perspectives and use your experience from Marres Extended to become a junior cultural assistant. We can pay you €2.75 per hour for your work as a volunteer.
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I’m passionate about art and culture and teaching children and young people, so it’s a great opportunity for me to volunteer on this youth project at Marres in the coming year. I’d like to learn how to organize something that appeals to young people and gets them interested in contemporary art and culture.
I’ve chosen to work as a youth volunteer at Marres so I can gain experience in the art and culture sector by helping in exhibitions and projects. I’m very excited about this, as I’m normally only involved in dance. I also think it’s great that Marres offers us a chance to share our opinion from a different perspective.
Given my background in dance, art has always appealed to me. After getting involved in Museum Motus Mori, an exhibition that interweaves dance with contemporary art and culture, I wanted to learn more about the feelings Marres’s projects evoke in people. I’m also interested in its ‘Training the Senses’ programme, as it offers the opportunity to get to know your own body better and be more in tune with yourself.
Once I’ve finished secondary education, I’d like to study at the art academy, focusing on autonomous art. Being a youth volunteer at Marres gives me a behind-the-scenes perspective, so my aim is to understand the whole process that goes into putting together an exhibition. Marres also offers tools to view art and culture in a different way and gives you some rare insights.
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