Internships

Logo martijnInternships at The Faketory

The Faketory is an international Art Studio dedicated to share the significance and cultural value of social art. Social art is more then merely ‘l’art pour l’art’, art solely for commercial or private ends. Social art is about sharing the human spirit in all its diversity through mediums of creative expression like painting, photography and film. It is coming from a deep felt humanity and is aimed to make the world a better place.

Creative art director Martijn Crowe infused this concept of social art in the fabric of The Faketory / De Oplichterij in Rotterdam 1998. It became famous within a year because of its exotic exhibitions of art, artists, poets, musicians and books. Combined with a good taste for coffee and well known for exuberant parties in Sao Paulo, The Faketory is a name to be reckoned with.

The Faketory started a branch in Antwerp, São Paulo and Amsterdam. The Faketory put itself on the map by organizing events and publishing books. Martijn Crowe and Sabya van Elswijk started working with homeless people, teenagers in back worth situations, drag queens and elderly around the world. Through the use of anthropological research, mixed media and art we aim to show an authentic and real image of the world and what is happening with these groups of people. The Faketory hopes to offer a different perspective on the reality these people live in and the struggles they suffer from. In doing so, we want to offer innovative solutions to support these groups in the challenges they are facing.

Our main question: What do you contribute to the world?

Several of these projects are to be seen at these websites:

www.elderly-oftheworld.com

www.bangladesh-theproject.com

www.homeless-oftheworld.com

www.dragqueens-oftheworld.com

www.doingdreams.com

The Faketory works with an international team of 10 people, led by the creative director Martijn, business director Sabya, and a day to day marketing director Alexis. There are several projects that are in need of inspiring people, who are willing and able to make a difference.

To achieve this vision we designed 5 internships in the area of :

  1. Marketing and communication
  2. Events
  3. Design
  4. Websites/social media
  5. Funding and networking

All interns can operate from our studio in the center of Amsterdam, and will be directed by the marketing director. The minimal requirements are in general:

– Fluent in English or Dutch

– Creative and autonomous

– Basic experience and knowledge in area of interest

Marketing and Communication

The most important task for The Faketory and its projects is to make our productions and research visible to the world. For this we all kinds of media and networks available. By working together closely with the marketing director and the other project members, you help create a network with whom we are personally connected and who are interested in the topics we work on. This includes the following activities:

  • Making yourself known with all projects and communication of The Faketory
  • Overview, maintaining and expanding all communication canals we use
  • Research relevant groups for each theme, and ways to engage them
  • Research and propose relevant communication strategy, together with marketing director
  • Execute communication and marketing strategy, contacting relevant people

Events

To promote the results of our Elderly project, you will expand our current network and organize two big events in the Netherlands. This includes the following activities:

  • Making yourself known with all projects and communication of The Faketory, in depth on the Elderly project (www.elderly-oftheworld.com)
  • Keep track of all social media we use and could use and contact potential partners worldwide to build a wider network around the subjects related to the Elderly project
  • Search through social media for people and organisations who are interested in our art and projects
  • Search for people and organisations that are interesting for the Faketory; where are they are on internet and how do they use it
  • Use network and organize support for an international event about the Elderly project
  • Work in a team, organising the events is closely connected with creative director Martijn Crowe
  • Writing and making material to use for publicity
  • Looking for places to make the events known
  • Organizing the events in the practical sense

The same goes for an art related event to be organized later on.

Design / audiovisual

Using your expertise on graphic design and audiovisual (Adobe, indesign etc) to support the Elderly, Homeless and Drag Queen project, and any other PR activities. Working together with other projectmembers and with our artistic director. This includes the following activities:

  • Editing documentary on Elderly
  • Making and designing video’s for crowdfunding and publicity purposes
  • Designing flyers / logo’s
  • Design book on Dragqueens
  • Research assignments for inspiration online and offline

Websites and Social Media

The most important task for The Faketory and all our projects is to make our productions and research visible to the world. For this we have all kind of media and networks available. Working together closely with the marketing director and the other projectmembers, you help create a network with whom we are personally connected and who are interested in the topics we work on. This includes the following activities:

  • Making yourself known with all projects and communication of The Faketory
  • Overview, maintaining and expanding all communication canals we use
  • Research relevant content for each of our themes, and write content for the websites
  • Research and propose relevant strategy to use social media and websites, together with marketing director
  • Execute strategy

Funding and Networking

To maintain our studies and productions we need funding. Partly we provide private funding, and partly we would benefit from more specific outside funding. We have experience with crowdfunding, governmental support, companies, NGO’s and research funding. This includes the following activities:

  • Making yourself known with all projects and previous collaborations of The Faketory
  • Researching international and national funding opportunities per theme
  • Making a proposal on which funding to pursue
  • Writing and executing funding proposals
  • Build and maintain a network with important people and organizations

Min. hours a week: to be agreed upon

Compensation: we offer no financial compensation, travel expenses to be agreed upon

Interested? You are always welcome for a coffee in The Faketory, Omval 425 Amsterdam. Give us a whatsapp call at 0031617385262, or e-mail at sabya@thefaketory.org

Sabya van Elswijk

Business director

 

 

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