An educational program for contemporary art
Interns and jobs
We believe that our association should serve as a springboard for young people wishing to enter the professional art world. Thus, every year, several students realize their internship at Brussels Gallery Weekend and benefit from a first art-related professional experience. We accompany them in order to provide them with the necessary keys to a future professionalization. At the end of their internship, we make sure that they can use their experience to find a job in the Brussels art scene, and several of our former interns are now working in participating galleries.
Cultural mediation is at the very heart of our project. We organize various actions aiming at putting the public more in touch with the Brussels art scene. To this end, students in art history are trained to organize quality guided tours of the participating galleries as well as of our exhibition Generation Brussels. These tours take place during the Brussels Gallery Weekend as well as throughout the year, through the organization of Gallery Walks.
Spark is an educational program developed by Brussels Art Days. This project aims to help young people find their way in the art world by offering lectures and workshops to show students how the art world operates.
Workshops for children are organized during the Brussels Gallery Weekend by the event’s mediation team. These workshops allow children to create artworks in the company of an artist and a team of experts, as well as to discover the exhibitions in a participative and creative way.
During Brussels Gallery Weekend, speakers are invited to give lectures on themes related to contemporary art. In 2022, a conference was organized by BAI, Bureau Des Activités Implicites. David Tobon, artist represented by the Felix Frachon gallery and Alexis Rastel, director of the Archiraar gallery, were invited to talk about getting in touch with galleries and getting represented as a young artist coming out of an art school.
Every year, the Brussels Gallery Weekend team prepares an educational file designed to familiarize young people with contemporary art. It takes the form of a booklet featuring artistic anecdotes, reproductions of works from the participating galleries as well as educational mini-games. An innovative way to make contemporary art accessible to children!