Michelle Kasprzak's views on contemporary art curating

Opportunity: Curatorial Grants, Schloss Ringenberg

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Friday, April 10. 2009 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

In July 2009, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia will inaugurate a new model for promoting postgraduate curatorial work by offering a programme-based grant.

The grant provides €1,250/month in support for each participant for a period of 12 months. The curatorial grant is practice-oriented and tied in with the German- Dutch European project smax. The programme is located at Schloss Ringenberg, in Hamminkeln on the Lower Rhine. The new European project smax (2009-2012) is now carrying these promotional efforts forward with a practice-oriented model consisting of new residential grants. For the invited curators in the cross-border region smax offers a versatile selection of concrete fields of work as opportunity to independently put their ideas into practice. In a special match situation, the participants are integrated into a cultural network that provides them with a model for the real conditions under which they will embark on their careers.

Curatorial fellows from the State of North Rhine-Westphalia will be chosen by an expert jury. Required is a completed course of studies in art history or art studies at a university in North Rhine-Westphalia, as well as demonstrated professional qualifications. The two NRW fellows will live and work for the most part at the Schloss during the 12-month grant period, together with a third curatorial fellow from the Netherlands, from the De Appel Arts Centre (Amsterdam). Residence at the Schloss and participation in smax are mandatory for grant-holders.

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