Internship opportunities at CHART 2017





CHART is looking for interns with an interest in contemporary art that want to gain experience in the organisation and practical implementation of exhibitions including project management.



CHART is a small passionate team that organises primary Nordic art and design fairs, but also exhibitions of Danish and international art.



CHART ART FAIR was established in 2013 by Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, V1 Gallery, Andersen’s Contemporary and David Risley Gallery with the mission to challenge the limits and the understanding of what an art fair can be. More than 1,000 international representatives and art professionals visited CHART in 2016. Over 8,900 locals attended the fair’s opening concert and the fair welcomed a total of more than 18,000 visitors. CHART has been nominated for several awards, including IBYEN prize and best city of the “Year Art Experience”. CHART is free and open to the public. In 2016 CHART expanded with a new design section CHART DESIGN. Together with the art and design fairs CHART SOCIAL is a non-profit public programme that is free to the public and features engaging art and culture in Copenhagen.



Inaugurated in 2016, CHART EMERGING is a platform which aims to support the development and strengthen the roles of young Nordic artists within the international art scene. Our ambition in 2017 is to further develop CHART EMERGING with an ambitious and ground-breaking research project. CHART is delighted to be working with Helga Christoffersen who is Assistant Curator at the New Museum in New York. Christoffersen will work with emerging artists who have graduated from Nordic academies over the past five years to produce an ambitious travelling exhibition that will premier at CHART as well as an accompanying reference publication detailing an entire generation of young artists.



Your tasks will be mainly research, concept development, fundraising, text production and assisting with the design of the exhibition.



The successful candidate will have:

  • A strong interest in contemporary art


  • Be enrolled in higher education in Art History, Modern Culture, Visual Culture, Aesthetics, Culture, Communications or similar education


  • Be open-minded, take responsibility and work self


  • Good communication skills both verbally and written in Danish and English


  • Good understanding and interest in social media including Facebook and Instagram


  • Be able to communicate well in a digital context


  • Experience with image editing and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is an advantage


The internship will run from February to October 2017 – or by appointment. It is possible for both part-time and full-time depending on the requirements of your educational institution. However, there is a requirement of a minimum of 20 hours a week. We are flexible around exam periods and study intensive periods.

Prospective interns can apply to work across all aspects of CHART, the art fair and the public programme. Others can apply to work specifically on CHART EMERGING, which aims to secure the future of contemporary art by supporting the further development of emerging Nordic artists, strengthening their roles within the international art scene. CHART is enthusiastically committed to working to support and facilitate these relationships thereby encouraging the development of CHART EMERGING as a rich and uniquely placed resource and cultural hub for the international arts community.

In addition to the annual exhibition, in 2017 CHART EMERGING is curated by Helga Christoffersen, who will work with artists who have recently graduated from Nordic academies to produce a travelling exhibition that will premier at CHART as well as an research-led accompanying publication.



The place of work is Kongens Nytorv 1, Copenhagen K.



Send your application (max 1 page, which must be in English + CV to Mamie Beth Cary



The application deadline is Friday 13 January 2017.



We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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