The Athenaeum Council invites applications for a 12-month internship position

The areas in which the intern will gain experience include:
• Arts administration,
• Curatorial practice,
• Marketing and communications,
• Project Management relating more specifically to: activities and services which support the arts sector, involving projects and initiatives provided by the Little Theatres, Gallery space and Workshop and Conference venues.

• Grow and develop a positive attitude and enhance image of the Athenaeum.
• Apply knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently.
• Learn and draw inspiration from the youth.
• Ensure continuity and sustainability of projects.
• Promote the visual industry database Coordinate art exhibitions and workshops.
• Assist with events and client liaison

Application requirements:
• National Diploma in Fine Art / Marketing / PR & Communication
• A short CV
• A motivation Letter
• A copy of ID / Passport – Certified and dated September
• Copies of certificates – Certified and dated September
• Contact details of 2 references
• Your contact details

Submission deadline is 15 October at 4PM
The shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview on the 17th of October 2017.
No late or incomplete applications will be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. We reserve the right not to appoint.
The intern will be expected to commit to an average of 30 hours per week. During opening functions and events, these hours may be outside of standard office hours. The intern will be expected to attend and assist at all Athenaeum Council events.

Please email your applications or queries to [email protected] or call 041 585 1041

This position is part of VANSA's organisational internship programme and is enabled through support from The Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) and The National Lotteries Commission (NLC).


Sister Jayanti of the Brahma Kumaris (Europe) will be in PE for one night only.
At the Athenaeum Little Theatre, 7 Belmont Terrace, Cnr Belmont Terrace & Castle Hill, Central.
From 7PM - There is no charge for the Event.

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The PEople's Story Slam is a monthly evening of ten story tellers who tell a story from their life pertaining to a theme.
Anyone can tell a story!
The theme of the next Story Slam that will be held on Friday the 24th of March 2017 is Education. We will hear stories from some current students and hopefully add YOUR name to our list of story sharers.
Time: 17h30 - 19h00
Admission: R10

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SWISHIDEA presents With A Reason seminar that will be based on Media talks. The Guest speakers will be representing their companies and informing the youth about the opportunities available for me and how are they involved in developing the artists.

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A Grand Night for Singing has Marlene Pieterse directing once more, with Wayne Hughes back as Musical and Vocal Director. As the revue features a separate troupe of six dancers, their routines and all choreography will be staged by Siobhan Day. She has won several Clover Showtime Awards at both Senior and Junior levels
The revue, which this year focuses on the many songs with music by Richard Rodgers, in the first half of the show with lyrics by Lorenz "Larry" Hart and after interval with Oscar Hammerstein II, has a core cast led by last year's Showtime debutantes Shannon Hubbard and James van der Merwe, supported by new Showtimers Abi Ranwell, Amber April, Kayla Mathiesen, Isabella Rosochacki, Kerry-Lee Jeffrey, Kyrah Lloyd, Kyla Smith and Arthur Daniels.

The dancers are Britney Shaw, Gia Smith, Kayla Auld, Rachel Parker, Skye Phillips and Ma-Bell Muller, who performed in the 2015 edition, Walkn' Happy.

Also, back are a group of Charlo Primary School pupils, Anneke Pienaar, Dane' van Dyk, Kaylin Roberts, Lea Carelse, Lene' Scheepers, Meagan Vogel, Dillon Roberts, Jared Doubell and Sam Vos.
Tickets for the awards nights on Tuesday, January 24 (Juniors) and Friday, January 27 (Seniors), are R70 throughout the house and the performances on Monday, January 23, and Thursday, January 26, are private houses for Senior Citizens Residences and Combined High Schools Collegiate, Pearson and Alexander Road, respectively. For the two public nights, on Wednesday, January 25, and Saturday, January 28, admission is R70 for adults and R50 for senior citizens, students and children.

Usually, with Clover Showtime booking, any form of voucher or invitation letter is only exchangeable at the Computicket box office there, but as that theatre is closed until January 19, booking can only be done, regardless of type of reservation, by e-mailing [email protected]/ 083 452 7556

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This is our fourth edition of The PEople's Story Slam. The theme this month is "Family." Who doesn't have a story about family? Let me know if you want to share a story from your life.
This event is just R10.

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The Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture will host Visual Arts Exhibition at the Athenaeum Art Gallery on the 25 November to 09 December 2016.The Nelson Mandela District Visual Arts Crafts has a mandate to develop and enhance the visual arts talent. The district is committed to hold an art exhibition annually in order to create and provide more opportunities for artists.
Visual artists play a vital role in social commentary. Their sensitivity to the world around them in both nature and human behaviour make artists highly alert to the evolution of events, the beauty of the creation around them and ills facing humankind.
The aim is to create an opportunity for artists to produce quality artworks that meets the required National Professional Standards. This exhibition is regarded as a build up for other exhibition.

Venue : Athenaeum Gallery
Duration of the Exhibition : 25 November - 09 December 2016
Submission of artworks : From the 18 November 09:00- 16:00 to 21 November 09:00 – 12:00
Selection of artworks : 21 November 13:00-16:00

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OWN is abbreviation for Our Writer’s Network. Its main objective is to pull from the expertise of writers of all kinds; academic and creative in the metro – particularly the young black writers I rub shoulders with. The purpose of focusing on young black writers is to shatter the myth of the one narrative. OWN is to spotlight the voice and views of young writers in a space that they can own – away from the overlooking eye of institutional trickery. Providing a space for writers to be as honest and if needed brutal as possible.

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Sakhumzi and Msindisi Nyendwana together with invited artists and School children from different Mandela Bay. Opening Saturday 29 October at 3PM and the show runs until 19 November 2016.
They will be exhibiting today life based on our history, fallen soldiers and the way we see life in this day and age.

Come to the exhibition, you might learn a thing or two, or more ;) ;)

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Desert Rose Concert

The awakening concert - leaders in sacred world music celebrates an evening of universal and ancient world music vocalised in Sanskrit, Aramaic, Arabic, Hebrew, Hindu, French, Latin and English.

Venue: Athenaeum Little Theatre, No7 Belmont Terrace, Central, Port Elizabeth
Date & Time: Tuesday 13 September at 7:30 PM
Entry Fee: R120 P/P
To book contact Gail at: 083 399 4772
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

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