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Opportunity - Starting Point (for UK-based recent graduates)

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Friday, July 29. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Starting Point is a new annual opportunity open to recent graduate curators to work with public collections of modern and contemporary art.

Each year we plan to work in partnership with a different museum from across the country to offer exhibition opportunities and curatorial experience to curators interested in working with public collections.

An Opportunity for Two Graduate Curators (2012-2013)

The Contemporary Art Society, with Leeds Art Gallery are inviting proposals from curating and museum studies graduates from across the UK who have been out of full time education for no longer than two years.

Starting Point, now in its second year, will offer two curators the opportunity to select a small cluster of works from the collection to be installed as part of Leeds Art Gallery’s public programme in 2012.

The Leeds Art Collection Fund (LCAF) has been supporting the visual arts in Leeds since 1912 to mark their centenary Leeds Art Gallery are planning a series of special events in the gallery over the course of next year. As a way of responding we are asking that proposals draw on the list of works whose acquisitions have been supported by the Leeds Art Collection Fund. Applications should be no more than 500 words and accompanied with a CV.

Applicants are selected on the basis of their first idea but we know that the research period can often have an impact on ‘first ideas’ so we are looking for potential and commitment.

For more information visit the Contemporary Art Society website.

Application deadline: Monday 5th September 2011 (5pm)

For any further queries or to submit your application please email nationalprogrammes -at-

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