MS SIMONE PAID INTERNSHIP PROJECT
01 JULY - 31 SEPTEMBER 2021
With the current unemployment statistics in South Africa, Ms Simone aimed at presenting one paid internship specifically to a female candidate in attempts to combat gender equality in the sector. The internship will engage, mentor, as well as to impart on the candidate, the best practice skills set for succeeding in the global art sector.
Ms Simone Welcomes Boitumelo Maditshaba Makousu who will serve in the position of Project and Research Assistant.
ABOUT BOITUMELO MAKOUSU
Boitumelo Maditshaba Makousu is a cultural, heritage & creative enthusiast, writer, researcher, and administrator. Having previously worked with Lattitudes Online, Creative Feel, Javette UP Art Center, Art Times, NWU Gallery as well as KANO Creative Agency and KTD Arts, We believe Ms Makousu serves as the ideal candidate for the internship.
Boitumelo holds a post-graduate certificate in Archives and Records management, and is currently studying towards a Bachelor’s in Arts in Tourism (Honours).
By harmoniously combining her passions towards GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums), Boitumelo aims at expressing her curiosity and eagerness towards the global creative and cultural spaces. Her interests include the curation of untold narratives with a specific focus on contemporary South African and African art. Furthermore, Boitumelo puts emphasis on the preservation of the arts that will ensure these creative expressions are to be known for generations to come.
BOITUMELO WILL PLAY A KEY ROLE IN THE FOLLOWING MS SIMONE ENDEAVORS
§ Artists Profiling
§ Writing Artist’s Biography
§ Research on contemporary South African and African artists
§ Communication and liaison with artists, crafters, and service providers
§ Compile research reports on contemporary South African art and artists
§ Update and maintain Ms Simone website and social media pages.
§ Exhibition Reviews
§ Ms Simone Pick of the Day
§ Not Another Hair Show in partnership with NWU Gallery.
Ms Simone at the Turbine Art Fair