Visual Arts Internship at Midas PR

Visual Arts Internship

Midas Public Relations is looking for a creative and dynamic individual to join our visual arts team on our six month paid internship programme. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented graduate to support the visual arts team on international PR campaigns for some of the most prestigious contemporary artists, art galleries, museums, arts festivals and awards in the UK and beyond.  Clients they can expect to work with include Venice Biennale, Saatchi Gallery, Opera Gallery, Artes Mundi, The Box Plymouth, Boogie Wall Gallery, Ake Festival Nigeria and Ai-Da Robot amongst others.

The role will require a strong team player with a huge passion for the arts and an understanding of the UK’s leading art galleries, institutions and major artists. Creative, enthusiastic and well-organised, as a self-starter, they will thrive in a busy environment. We need a responsible, enthusiastic graduate who is really committed to the job and will relish being part of fast paced team and can hit the ground running.

The successful candidate will be trained to build and run a PR campaign from beginning to end, including; PR strategy and planning, writing effective and convincing copy for press releases and email pitches, building media lists, running PR software, social media, day to day liaison with arts journalists, project management, creative brainstorming, attending journalist and client meetings, setting up publicity schedules including interviews, press views, award ceremonies and gallery openings. They would also be expected to attend a number of client related events ranging from gallery launches, art fairs, award ceremonies and festivals. From the very beginning of the placement we would aim to give them responsibility on team accounts, such as running a regional, influencer  or magazine campaign as part of a wider campaign.


Interviews will be held at Midas PR’s offices w/c 16th September, with a view to the internship beginning on 30th September 2019. Applicants should send their CV and covering letter to [email protected]

About Midas PR

Midas PR is the go to agency for some of the UK’s best known artists and galleries who require bespoke and targeted PR campaigns that deliver high impact coverage that gets people talking, sells art work and drives footfall and website traffic. Our current and past campaigns include working with the Venice Biennale, Saatchi Gallery, The Box Plymouth, Boogie Wall Gallery, Opera Gallery, National Museum Wales, Artes Mundi, University of the Arts London, Griffin Gallery, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry, Richard Deacon, Theaster Gates, Pussy Riot, Soheila Sokhanvari, John Akomfrah, Ragnar Kjartansson, David Mach, Setsuko Ono, David Bailey, Bryan Adams.  Midas PR’s expertise lies in generating tangible results for our clients through hard-working, creative and strategic communications campaigns. We believe the best communications strategy lies in identifying, understanding and successfully targeting audiences with tailored and relevant messaging, and this skill lies at the heart of everything we do.