|Web platform manager Jessel Duque explains the documentation tasks for interns.|
This year, Project Glocal Manila's interns are students from the School of Design and Arts's Art Management program at the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde.
The internship gives the students the chance to observe how an ongoing international art project is run. More than that, the students are also expected to participate in any of these three core areas: liaison and artists' assistantship, marketing and web content. Students doing liaison and AA work are assigned to helping specific artists while they complete their residencies in Manila. Interns' tasks include coordinating the artists' activities and help out with the research in preparation for their work for Transi(en)t Manila. Those assigned with marketing will work closely with Mark Laccay from Artiste Connect, to help out in coordinating with the various institutions and sponsors for Project Glocal. The documentation team is tasked with covering the activities that will later be turned into content for Project Glocal's various web and online platforms.
The interns will also go visit other Project Glocal Transi(en)t sites, most notably, in Penang, Malaysia in August. They will participate in workshops, immersions and studio visits with local artists. Thus, the internship becomes invaluable as it places the students not just on the sidelines, but also right in the middle of the action.
The internship is made possible through the coordination of Jason Vitorillo from CSB's School of Design Arts Management program, Mark Laccay from Artiste Connect, Team Transi(en)t web platform manager Jessel Duque, and Project Glocal curator Dayang Yraola.