Education & Training Programme

The Volunteer @ ArtBAB! program offers internship opportunities within the Art Bahrain Across Borders, ArtBAB international art fair. Art Bahrain Across Borders is now in its second year and aims to bridge Bahrain to the global art market whilst promoting the development of local Bahraini artists.

It is a Tamkeen initiative.

At the first fair we recruited volunteers from the Royal University for Women and this year we are widening this scope.

Volunteers are requested for a number of different roles:
  • Gallery liaison
  • Artist liaison
  • Special Art Projects
  • The Tamkeen Art Prize for Emerging Artists
  • Talks@ArtBAB – our events programme
  • VIP Relations and guest liaison
  • Communications
  • Operations / Logistics
  • Volunteer Office at the fair
  • Media Office at the fair
  • Art Tours at the fair

Selection Criteria

Applicants should meet the following criteria:
  • Over 18 years old
  • Background in the Arts, Culture, Design, Fashion and/or other creative fields
  • Practical experience in studying or working in the creative industries
  • Existing or a desire to pursue a career in the arts and creative industries
  • Bahraini nationals
  • Possible fluency in second language

Application Process

Successful candidates will be contacted by phone and email of their successful application into the programme with meetings depending upon your assigned volunteering then organised as a next step.

For any questions, please email us at Volunteer@artbab.com

Thank you!

  • Volunteer Registration

    • Have a background in the Arts, Culture, Design, Fashion and/or other creative fields
    • Experienced in practical experience in studying or working in the creative industries
    • Have an existing, or a desire to pursue a career in the arts and creative industries
    • A Bahraini national (born in Bahrain)
    • Possible fluency in second language (particularly English)
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