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98weeks Media Workshops

In Event, Fine Arts, Opportunity on May 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm


Calligraphy: Alya Karame
Drawing: Jana Traboulsi, Hatem Imam, Omar Khouri
Site specific interventions (wall painting): Setareh Shahbazi

29 MAY – 19 JUNE 2010

98WEEKS announces the first workshops related to its research theme Through Media…, a research on and through different artistic media. 3 simultaneous workshops exploring the practice of drawing, calligraphy and site specific interventions, will take place at 98WEEKS Project Space during the month of June.
For more information, please email


Painting Competition

In Fine Arts, Opportunity on May 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm

After 12 years of absence The Hamra Street Festival under the name of “Maraya”will be taking place on September 10th,11th and 12th 2010 . We are launching several college students competitions and one of them is for the best painting of Hamra Street.

-Please note that students can participate independently if the department feels that it could not integrate this competition in its program due to time limitations.

We the management of “Maraya” 2010 highly regard and value the students’ involvement in the upcoming festival. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and are looking forward to hearing from you.

Should you have any feedback or ideas or concerns please do not hesitate in contacting me.

Cordially Najwa Baroody,

Creative Consultant,
Director of Hamra festival 2010
P.O.Box 110-153 Beirut,

Internships Opportunity in NY

In Opportunity on May 5, 2010 at 10:44 am

Current Junior Professional Fellows (February / July 2010) Jpf photo 2010 winter session From Left to Right: Noemi Perez Vasquez (Venezuela), Tchegoun Adebo Koba (Benin), Liat Krawczyk (Israel), Alberto García-Mogollón (Mexico), Rachael Goodyer (United Kingdom). Not in the Photo: Basam Kadraoui (France), Rika Nakamura (Japan) Fomer JPF’s experience at UNU… “The work allows you to peek into a large range of institutions and issue areas of the United Nations. Not only do you learn a lot about different working areas, but you can also access it from several angles, interacting with international civil servants, academics, and diplomats.” Jibecke Jonsson, Former Junior Professional Fellow, Current – PhD Student at European University Institute, Florence, Italy Follow UNU online… Join and discuss on UNU-ONY’s Facebook page . Follow UNU-ONY’s Twitter Feed . Subscribe to UNU-ONY podcasts on ITunes University Contents UNU ONY Internship Vacancy – Aug 2010 – Jan 2011 Description of UNU-ONY Internship Opportunities About UNU UNU ONY Internship Vacancy: Aug 2010 – Jan 2011 Dear colleague, The United Nations University Office at the United Nations in New York (UNU-ONY) is recruiting Junior Professional Fellows (JPFs) for the next session, from 1 August 2010 to 31 January 2011. Participants in UNU’s internship programme are called Junior Professional Fellows as this title reflects their combination of academic excellence and professional aptitude. In the following paragraph you will find information and guidelines on the UNU’s JPF programme, or feel free to visit our website, Please circulate this announcement to students, colleagues and friends who may be interested in participating in the programme or in disseminating this great opportunity to young professionals. The deadline for receiving applications is May 15, 2010. Please do not hesitate to consult our website or contact us directly if you have any questions or comments. With kind regards, UNU-ONY Team United Nations University, Office in New York 2 UN Plaza, Room DC2-2060, New York, NY 10017 Tel.: 212-963-6387 Fax: 212-371-2144 Email: Website: Back to top <> UNU-ONY Internship Opportunities Description of UNU-ONY UNU is a global institution, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is an agency of the United Nations which serves as a think tank and university of the UN, and aims to bridge the gap between policy makers and academia. UNU-ONY showcases the work of UNU done around the world, to the UN System, the permanent missions, academia, NGOs, foundations and the private sector. It also assists with the fundraising and institutional development of the UNU system. Junior Professional Fellows’ Responsibilities Junior Professional Fellows (JPFs) support all aspects of UNU-ONY’s work. Their tasks may fall under any of the following categories. -Events JPFs organize public seminars and invitation-only forums to showcase UNU’s work from different UNU Research and Training Centers around the world. These events serve to promote dialogue around global issues relevant to the UN. Responsibilities of event organizers include: liaising with speakers; preparing scripts for video interviews; securing media coverage; conducting background research; and other responsibilities that are needed to make the event a success. -Marketing JPFs market the UNU system’s global activities. Marketing responsibilities include: updating content on UNU-ONY’s website; editing of video and audio files for website postings; and capitalizing upon partnerships with other organizations to market UNU’s work. -Policy Research JPFs’ work allows them to connect with the political and diplomatic realms, and assist UNU in becoming a stakeholder and fully-fledged partner of the UN system through policy research. During their stay, JPFs may be called upon to contribute to research projects on a wide range of topics, such as Africa, Climate Change, and Global Justice. -Latin American Aspect Given the geographic proximity with the New York Office, UNU-ONY develops partnerships and activities in Latin America. Since Spanish translations can also be an important element in this endeavor, good written and spoken knowledge of Spanish is preferable. -Other Responsibilities The Junior Professional Fellows are also responsible for general office work and administrative support, building UNU-ONY’s database of experts, assisting in the recruitment process of the Junior Professional Fellow team for the following session, and other tasks as required. Junior Professional Fellows may also be asked to support the partnership, fund-raising and development activities of the office and to edit or translate documents. *Individuals with multimedia and programming experience are encouraged to apply and highlight their skills. *Individuals with Japanese language skills are also encouraged to apply. *** Please note that the UNU-ONY Junior Professional Fellows will be expected to work full-time during the period of their stay and the position is unpaid. Qualifications required: * Strong communication and interpersonal skills * Advanced level of English required (spoken and written) * Ability to work in a team * Proficiency in Microsoft Office * Strong writing and research skills * Knowledge of at least two official UN languages desirable (preferably French or Spanish) * Master’s degrees within relevant subjects preferred How to apply: Step 1: Complete the application form that can be found at Step 2: Upload the following application materials online: · Resume/CV · Cover letter (please state the 2 teams which are preferred) · 1-3 page writing sample in English · 1-3 page writing sample in another language, preferably in French, Spanish or other UN official languages · Scanned version of the complete form (signed and stamped) from your nominating institution. This form is applicable to candidates seeking internship as part of their current studies. This form can be downloaded at Step 3: Send two letters of recommendation, preferably to be sent directly to UNU-ONY by email at line: “Reference Letter – Candidate’s Last Name, First Name “) About UNU: As part of its mandate to serve the United Nations University, UNU-ONY has a multifaceted mandate with an overarching mission to showcase and make UNU’s Research and Training Centres and Programmes (RTC/Ps) available to the UN Secretariat, UN Permanent Missions, NGOs, academics and civil society. 2 UN Plaza, DC2-2060 NY, New York 10017 Tel: 212-963-6387 Fax: 212-371-2144 To stay informed of UNU-ONY events or to subscribe please visit: Back to top <> Forward email Safe Unsubscribe This email was sent to by Update Profile/Email Address | Instant removal with SafeUnsubscribe ™ | Privacy Policy . United Nations University, New York Office | 2 UN Plaza, DC2-2060 | NY | NY | 10017

Residency – Abrons Art Center and Henry Street Settlement, NY

In Fine Arts, Opportunity on March 23, 2010 at 1:29 pm


The Abrons Arts Center Artist-in-Residence Workspace Program provides free studio space for visual artists for 11 months (beginning September 2010). Painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, video, and installation artists work in collective, semi-private studios at the Abrons Arts Center, located at 466 Grand Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. A clay artist works in a separate shared space adjacent to our ceramics studio. The AIR Workspace Program hosts an annual Open Studios event each year and provides a range of career development opportunities, including exhibition opportunities and studio visits with numerous visiting artists, critics, and curators.

Click here to download the application or visit

NEW for 2010: Curatorial Residency
This year the Abrons is expanding our residency program to accommodate one curatorial resident. The awarded applicant will receive an office and the opportunity to curate at least three shows in the on-site exhibition spaces. The resident will also have individual meetings with critics, curators, and artists who visit the program each year. A curatorial advisory board will be formed for the resident in order to foster an ongoing dialogue for his or her individual writing and exhibition interests.


In Event, Fine Arts, Opportunity on March 2, 2010 at 9:16 pm

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS to BEIRUT ART CENTER’S EMERGING ARTISTS’ EXHIBITION, Exposure 2010. The deadline is the 24 of april (details in the pdf on the wedsite)

List of events/ talks at the BAC :


In Fine Arts, Opportunity on February 15, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Reloading Images, a network of artists and cultural producers based in Berlin/London/Cairo is producing a performative intervention for the upcoming edition of Home Works V from April 22 – May 4 in Beirut. The project will consist of three performative guided tours and a small publication. Seeking interested assistant to help with logistical, administrative and conceptual coordination. Tasks will include coordinating the publication, conducting research, and helping with planning and concept development. Arabic language skills necessary. Design skills (InDesign/Adobe Illustrator + Photoshop) beneficial but not necessary. This is a part-time assistanship. Please contact Ashkan at if interested.