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Annoucement: Journal of Curatorial Studies, 3: 2+3, June-Oct 2014

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Monday, October 20. 2014 • Category: Announcements

JOURNAL OF CURATORIAL STUDIES, 3: 2+3, June-October 2014

Special Issue: Latin American Curating and Exhibitions

This double issue is the first of several that will use a geographic theme to address undertheorized aspects of curatorial history and practice. The nine essays, examining Latin American identity, aesthetics and politics, cover nearly 150 years of curatorial and exhibitionary projects occurring in Europe and North and South America. The issue proceeds chronologically, from the early representations of Latin American countries in nineteenth-century world’s fairs and universal expositions, and continues to the contemporary scene of biennials and museum installations. Along the way, the authors also delve into survey exhibitions, urban interventions, and public memorials.


Curating the Nation and the Hemisphere: Mexico and Brazil at the US Centennial Exposition, 1876

A ‘Primitive’ Latin America on View at the 1889 Exposition Universelle

Occupying Paris: The First Survey Exhibition ­of Latin American Art

Cuban Art and Culture In and Around the 1939 New York World’s Fair

Mexican Art Today: Inés Amor, Henry Clifford and the Shifting Practices of Exhibiting Modern Mexican Art

Staging the Global: Latin American Art in the Guggenheim and Carnegie Internationals of the 1960s

Feeling the Past: Display and the Art of Memory in Latin America

‘Where’ Else Could We Talk About?: The Border as Nomadic Site


Jill Magid’s Woman with Sombrero: A Poetic Interrogation of Artistic Legacy


Théâtre Du Monde (La Maison Rouge/Museum of Old and New Art), Luis Paredes: Escapes y Refugios (Museo Para la Identidad Nacional), In Praise of Deserters (Inex Film), 13th Istanbul Biennial: Mom, Am I Barbarian?, Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art (National Gallery of Canada)


The Curatorial: A Philosophy of Curating (Jean-Paul Martinon, ed.), Scandalous: A Reader on Art and Ethics (Nina Möntmann, ed.), Institutional Attitudes: Instituting Art in a Flat World (Pascal Gielen, ed.), Art & Textiles: Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present (Marcus Brüderlin, ed.), The Global Contemporary and the Rise of New Art Worlds (Hans Belting, Andrea Buddensieg and Peter Weibel, eds), Art Production Beyond the Art Market? (Karen Van Den Berg and Ursula Pasero, eds), Audience as Subject (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts), Visual Cultures as Seriousness (Gavin Butt and Irit Rogoff), Artist-Run Spaces: Nonprofit Collective Organizations in the 1960s and 1970s (Gabriele Detterer and Maurizio Nannucci, eds), Outrage: Art, Controversy and Society (Richard Howells, Andreea Deciu Ritivoi and Judith Schachter, eds)

The Journal of Curatorial Studies is an international, peer-reviewed publication that explores curating and exhibitions and their relation to institutions, communities, and display culture at large. The journal supports in-depth investigations of contemporary and historical exhibitions, case studies of curators and their projects, and analyses of the theoretical and critical dynamics influencing the production and reception of exhibitions.

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Opportunity: apexart's Unsolicited Proposal Program

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Monday, September 29. 2014 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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apexart's Unsolicited Proposal Program is an opportunity for anyone, from anywhere, to submit a proposal for an idea-based exhibition at apexart. From October 1 - November 1, 2014, we will accept 500-word group exhibition proposals. Three winning proposals will be presented at apexart in New York City as part of our 2015-16 season. Proposals are only accepted online for anonymous consideration by an international group of more than 100 individuals composed of artists, curators, writers, arts professionals, and individuals from other fields.

Our unique system of crowd-sourced jurying asks each juror to read at least 50 proposals, in randomized order. Each proposal receives as many as 25 votes. We believe it is the most objective and fair process of evaluation that we have found. Submissions are reviewed anonymously and solely on the strength of their idea and previous curatorial experience is in no way required. Supplemental materials are not accepted to further level the "playing field."

Three proposals with the highest ratings will be presented the following season at apexart in NYC, and the full tally of results (where your proposal ranked) will be available online to all submitters. We appreciate your interest in our programs.

Applications are welcomed and encouraged from around the world.

For more information and to apply: http://apexart.org/unsolicited.php
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Opportunity: Robert Rauschenberg Emerging Curator Competition

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Monday, September 22. 2014 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Artsy invite you to win the opportunity to mount a Rauschenberg exhibition at your campus.

The competition is intended to foster a new generation of curators by providing online access to digital resources and collections, including works by Robert Rauschenberg, as well as to explore new curatorial perspectives, scholarship, and dialogues on art. The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students around the world and will launch September 22, 2014 on Artsy and close October 20, 2014.

The competition is open only to full-time or part-time undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows who are at least eighteen (18) years old and are affiliated with an accredited college or university. Please see the Official Competition Rules for complete eligibility requirements.

For further details, including detailed submission requirements, please visit artsy.net.
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Job: Curator for Contemporary Performance (Dance/Theater), EMPAC

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Friday, September 19. 2014 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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EMPAC invites applications for the position of Curator
Performance (Dance/Theater).

Going beyond a traditional university performing arts center in that EMPAC's events, performances, and projects are only a part of its program—with residencies, commissions, and productions taking up most of the resources—the artistic program set forth by the curatorial team is focused on contemporary art, performance, and their intersections.

EMPAC’s curatorial team has four curatorial positions; contemporary performance (dance/theater), music, and time-based visual arts as well as an associate curator for theory and campus engagement, and a project manager. Curators collaborate closely in an interdisciplinary way to shape the events, exhibitions, commissions, productions, and workshops at EMPAC.

We are looking for a curator with experience at the intersection of contemporary art and contemporary technology; who can reflect on the relationship of tools, aesthetics, and artistic goals; who enjoys exploration and collaboration; who sees an audience as essential to the arts; who seeks the challenge to contribute to a contemporary art program at the oldest engineering school in the US; and who is driven by what the arts can offer beyond streamlined entertainment.

EMPAC has been established as a bridge between the world of digital technology and the world of human experience. The building, infrastructure and program create a unique position at the intersection of art, science and technology. EMPAC brings together a strong foundation in the time-based arts with science and engineering under one roof, forming the overall mission. EMPAC is built on the belief that arts, science and engineering have different goals, motives and methodologies, but that bringing them together can create new directions and perspectives, changing and benefitting everyone involved.

EMPAC is not an academic facility with classrooms and faculty but is a research and production center offering and supporting bridges between the arts and scientific research. All work is project based, including residencies in the arts, science and engineering, commissions, performances, symposia, workshops, conferences, and festivals, among others.

The curator develops, implements and manages EMPAC specific programs for artist residencies, events, performances, commissions, installations, and symposia as a member of the curatorial team and in collaboration with the EMPAC Director, and the EMPAC production teams (stage, audio, video, and IT).

The successful candidate will curate, produce, supervise, and manage projects from inception to completion, guiding projects from idea to collaborative realization with a staff of forty. The curatorial process at EMPAC covers all areas of event production: analyzing EMPAC’s context and coupling it to artistic work, negotiating contracts, managing and overseeing artist services and visa applications, budgeting, ensuring top level technical realization, developing Marketing strategies, etc.

The curator will monitor regional, national and international developments under artistic and intellectual perspectives specific but not exclusive to the field of “art and technology,” establish and maintain contacts with artists, festivals, and institutions with directions and scope similar to those of EMPAC on regional, national, and international levels. The curator is also tasked with the development of programming strategies that engage the campus community of Rensselaer, the region, and utilize EMPAC’s unique human expertise and technical resources.

Must possess curatorial and production experience on the national level, with international experience preferred. Qualified candidates will have a solid background in theater and/or dance of the 20th and 21st centuries and its relationship to the broader arts discourse. Experience in project management of new productions is necessary, as is a track record of effective communication and the capacity to manage multiple projects happening simultaneously on varying timelines. A bachelor’s degree and experience in related areas (theater, dance, technology) is necessary, with a master’s degree preferred.

Active artists seeking to continue their artistic work while being curator are requested to rethink their possible application.

EMPAC intends to hire for the position of curator, however, candidates will be reviewed for relevant experience and education and may also be considered for the position as associate curator.

This is a full-time position and relocation to Troy, NY is required.

Rensselaer offers a full benefits package, and competitive compensation commensurate with experience.

Position starts March 1, 2015. Application review will begin November 30, 2014 until filled. Informal inquiries are welcome by email to Johannes Goebel, director of EMPAC jeg -at -rpi.edu, with cc: to Kimberly Gardner, manager, administrative operations gardnk -at- rpi.edu.

To be considered an applicant, interested parties who meet qualifications must visit https://rpijobs.rpi.edu, and follow the application instructions for the Curator for Contemporary Performance job when the position becomes posted. Please be prepared to upload a current resume or CV and a cover letter.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Download the full information pack as a PDF.

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Opportunity: PhD in Curatorial Practice at Monash University

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Thursday, August 28. 2014 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Call for applications: PhD in Curatorial Practice at MADA

Monash University Art Design & Architecture (MADA) in Melbourne, Australia invites applications for the PhD specialisation in Curatorial Practice. Launched in March 2014, the PhD in Curatorial Practice is the first in Australia and among the first in the world. The program joins the field at a moment when the discipline of curating is as dynamic and contested as it is established. The Curatorial Practice PhD at MADA is practice-based, and supports a spectrum of doctoral projects, from experimental curatorial models to academic dissertations.

The program plans to develop as an international centre for curatorial models that reflect critically on how we engage with our cultures, our cities, and our world. It fosters curatorial projects that test the limits of arts institutions. It supports advanced scholarly work on exhibitions and their histories, conditions of art’s public appearance, and the politics of display. Finally, the program nurtures spaces of retreat to allow forms of research other than those that normally occur within the framework of educational institutions.


Candidates will have advanced knowledge of art, art history, arts institutions, and curating, or relevant fields of inquiry. They are required to hold a minimum four-year Bachelor’s degree with Honours, and will preferably hold a research Master’s qualification in a relevant discipline. Candidates apply with a specific research project in mind. The program is open to applicants whose projects are interdisciplinary or historical in nature. Scholarships may be awarded to qualified applicants subject to University scholarship assessment and terms and conditions.


One of the strongest advantages of the Curatorial Practice PhD is its location within an art school. MADA is a catalyst for creative engagement in the visual arts, and supports an active community of some of the country’s leading artists, designers, architects, thinkers and cultural producers. Curatorial work is inherently dialogic, research based, and interdisciplinary, and candidates benefit from regular formal and informal encounters with artists.

The PhD program collaborates with key local and international institutions, foremost MADA and MUMA, a museum of contemporary art committed to innovative and research-based art and curatorial practice. Candidates engage with Melbourne-based artists, curators, and thinkers, as well as international visitors. Recent programs include workshops with Chris Kraus, Ziga Testen, and Tung-Hui Hu; curatorial seminars with Latitudes and Bridget Crone; and recuration panel with Rebecca Coates and Terry Smith. MUMA and Curatorial Practice will-co-present the symposium Rooms for Thought: Radical Uses of Museum Collections, September 12-13, 2014.

MADA’s Curatorial Practice Advisory Board is comprised of individuals with strong ties to MADA or to curatorial education, and includes Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education
and Public Engagement, New Museum; Charlotte Day, Director, MUMA; Juliana Engberg, Artistic Director, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Juan A. Gaitán, curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art; Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace, Sydney; Callum Morton, Head of Fine Art, MADA; Julian Myers-Szupinska, Associate Professor, Curatorial Practice, California College of the Arts; Tom Nicholson, artist; Daniel Palmer, writer and Senior Lecturer in the Art Theory Program and Associate Dean Graduate Research, MADA; Anne Wagner, Professor Emerita of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley, and Visiting Distinguished Professor at the University of York; and Tirdad Zolghadr, writer and curator.

The PhD program is led by Tara McDowell, Associate Professor and Director of Curatorial Practice at MADA. McDowell is Editor-at-Large of The Exhibitionist, and has held curatorial appointments at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, where she mounted over two dozen group and solo exhibitions. She publishes and lectures frequently, and holds a Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley.

Expression of interest deadline (mandatory prior to application): 30th September 2014
Application deadline for scholarship consideration: October 31, 2014

Application details at monash.edu/mada/curatorial/
EOI and how to apply process details at http://artdes.monash.edu/graduateresearch/apply.php#

Monash University Art Design & Architecture
900 Dandenong Rd
Caulfield East, Victoria 3145
Ph: +61 3 9903 1837
Email: artdes-postgrad -at- monash.edu
CRICOS provider: 00008C
CRICOS course code: 037830A
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Job: Associate Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Friday, July 25. 2014 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Associate Curator

Organization: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Country: United States
US State: New York
City: New York
Contract type: Full Time
Application Deadline: September 12, 2014, 6pm
Description: Associate Curator, Modern Contemporary Art - Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, seeks an Associate Curator who will be required to be a specialist in twentieth and twenty-first century art of the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey. S/he will be responsible for all curatorial duties, including: researching, studying, and publishing works in the collection in her/his area of expertise, recommending acquisitions, proposing future exhibitions and publications for the Metropolitan Museum and the Breuer project.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Lead scholarly research on and interpretation of objects under her/his curatorial responsibility;
• Participate in departmental assessment and acquisition initiatives;
• Plan, research and execute exhibitions in cooperation with colleagues in the department and across the museum;
• Propose and contribute to Museum publications, including catalogue essays and entries, as well as other printed and online texts;
• Answer correspondence relating to the Collection in her/his field of expertise; assist the public and visiting scholars;
• Contribute to the Museum's public and educational programs (Learning, Volunteers, Digital Media, etc.);
• Foster and maintain excellent working relationships with donors, patrons, collectors, dealers, colleagues from other international institutions, and the scholarly community;
• Assist with departmental fundraising as appropriate;
• Assist with programs for departmental friends groups, The Modern Circle and Visiting Committee;
• Other related duties.

Requirements and Qualifications:
Experience and Skills:
• Minimum eight years of experience in a museum or academic institution;
• Demonstrated scholarly achievement including evidence of original research;
• Proven experience initiating and executing major loan exhibitions;
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with colleagues across the museum and externally with artists, academics and scholars, donors, and the general public;
• Ability to create and maintain precise records;
• Demonstrated commitment to broad international engagement and learning;
• Demonstrated engagement with artistic practice across the world. Knowledge and Education:
• PhD (or equivalent) in history of art;
• Deep expertise in twentieth and twenty-first century art of the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey required;
• Excellent written and spoken English;
• Fluency in a second language preferred.

How to apply:
The Associate Curator, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, is a full-time position and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Send cover letter, indicating position of interest, resume, and salary history to: Careers at- MetMuseum.org as a Word attachment only with “Associate Curator/Middle East, North Africa, & Turkey” in the subject line.

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Job: Media Arts Curator, Western Front Society

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Thursday, July 17. 2014 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Media Arts Curator
Western Front Society

Position Type: Full-time 3 year contract (renewable), 35 hours/week, occasional weekends and evenings
Date of Posting: July 16, 2014
Application Deadline: September 2, 2014
Years Experience: 3+ years in a curatorial position

The Western Front Society seeks an outstanding, highly motivated arts professional to step into the role of Media Arts Curator.

The Western Front was founded in 1973 by a small group of interdisciplinary artists, and has developed into an exemplary multi-disciplinary environment for experimental art practice and research. With a staff of ten, plus interns and volunteers, the Society collectively produces over fifty events a year. The Media Arts Program has a mandate to support production, research, experimentation and critical discourse by Canadian artists and arts professionals in media arts practices. In keeping with the Western Front's historical emphasis on creative exchange and interdisciplinary practice, this program supports the creation and dissemination of new work in a range of mediums including, but not limited to, video, Internet art and sound art.

The Media Arts Curator reports directly to the Executive Director and assumes the leadership and responsibility for:

Developing and communicating a dynamic vision for the Media Arts Program
Curating artist production residencies
Curating screenings and public presentations of work generated through both the residency program and the Western Front Media Archive
Writing grants and pursuing opportunities for additional funding and support
Facilitating access to the Western Front’s archival holdings
Assuming responsibility for the media production studio/space

Extensive knowledge of Media Art practices, both historical and contemporary
Extensive knowledge and understanding of broader art historical and contemporary art context
Knowledge and understanding of moving image archive practices
A clear understanding of the philosophy and history of the Canadian artist-run centre movement
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Proven financial management experience
Ability to effectively delegate and supervise staff, volunteers, interns and external contractors
Knowledge of the principle funding agencies and prior grant writing experience
Knowledge of managing publications and print projects
Knowledge of audio/video systems, new media and new technologies

A competitive benefits package is available after the three months probation period is complete. After eight months of employment, four weeks paid vacation may be taken during the period when programs are recessed. An additional ten days paid holiday time may be taken during the December/January holiday period.

How to Apply
The Western Front Society is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and encourages applications from Aboriginal persons, members of a visible minority group or persons with a disability.

Applications containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three references must be received by 5:00 p.m. on September 2, 2014.

Please send applications by email only:

Media Arts Curator Hiring Committee
admin -at- front.bc.ca

We apologize that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Job: Tyneside Cinema, Artistic Programme Producer - Maternity Cover

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Monday, March 10. 2014 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Artistic Programme Producer - Maternity Cover

Tyneside Cinema is seeking to employ an experienced, dynamic and extremely well organised arts producer to manage the delivery of all artistic programmes at the Cinema; including artist commissions, exhibitions and residencies.

Deadline for applications is 17:00, Friday 28 March 2014.
Responsible to: Cinema Projects Manager
Salary: £18,500
Tenure: Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2015

How to apply
To apply for this position, please download and complete an application form and email it to:recruitment -at- tynesidecinema.co.uk with ‘Artistic Programme Producer’ in the subject line.

Or return your application by post to:

Tyneside Cinema
10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

For more information about this role, including a full job description and application form, please visit https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/about-us/jobs/artistic-programme-producer

If you have a question about the role, please contact us at recruitment -at- tynesidecinema.co.uk.

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Job: Exhibitions Officer, The National Glass Centre

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Thursday, March 6. 2014 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Job Title: Exhibitions Officer
Reference No: NGC091
Reports to: Art, Learning and Engagement Manager
Grade: C
Working Hours: 37 hours per week
Faculty / Service: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media
Location: The National Glass Centre (NGC), St Peter’s Campus
Closing Date: 21 March 2014

Main Purpose of Role:
To work effectively with the Head of Arts and colleagues to support and contribute to the curation and delivery of exhibitions, residencies, publications and events, their public interface and contribute to the development of future programme plans.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
- To support the effective delivery of the exhibition programme by undertaking planning, development and research, where appropriate.

- Providing comprehensive administrative support to the exhibition programme, including securing loans for the exhibition, insurance coverage, administering project documentation, obtaining and reviewing business quotations and all associated correspondence.

- To work closely with colleagues and liaise directly with artists, collectors, organisations and exhibitors on behalf of the Art, Learning and Engagement

- To lead the organisation and display of the exhibition programme and with the support of technical colleagues, the installation and de-installation of exhibitions. Supervising volunteers and Gallery Learning Facilitators in this activity.

- To be responsible for the art handling procedure for all exhibits. Processing and documenting the condition on arrival of all artwork, handling, installation,
monitoring and safe guarding of all artwork during exhibition.

- To maintain, monitor and source exhibition equipment when needed with the assistance of technical colleagues.

- To assist the Art, Learning and Engagement Manager and colleagues in the production and editing of text for exhibition interpretation, programme
information publications, printed materials and website.

- To undertake, contribute and be responsible for the development and safe keeping of the exhibition programme archive.

- To work with the Craft & Design Retail Manager in researching and installation of retail exhibitions and events.

Special Circumstances:
This role requires a flexible approach to work which may incorporate some evening and weekend working. Annual leave may also be restricted at certain times of the year to account for peaks in workload.

Qualifications and Experience:
Qualifications and Professional Memberships:
- Educated to Degree level or equivalent within a related subject area.

- Demonstrable experience of working within a similar visual arts focussed role.
- Proven experience of project coordination and exhibition.

Key Knowledge and Expertise:
- Good proven knowledge of contemporary art.
- Demonstrable IT skills in wide variety of Microsoft Office packages.
- Excellent administration and organisational skills.

Qualifications and Professional Memberships:
- Post graduate qualification within a related subject area.
- Well networked in the visual arts community.

- Practical experience of handling art.
- Proven experience and understanding of glass making.
- Demonstrable experience of writing and publishing.

Key Knowledge and Expertise:
- Proven knowledge of the Higher Education environment.
- Proven knowledge of applied arts.

For the full application details and application form, please visit: http://services.sunderland.ac.uk/hr/staffrecruitment/vacancies/
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Job: Curator, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Thursday, March 6. 2014 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Expressions of Interest are invited from interested parties to undertake a commission for a Curator working with Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Fawcett Street, Sunderland
The information below will provide the necessary background and context to enable the submission of a brief to undertake this commission which will be for a period of up to 12 months until March 31 2015.

Title of service: Curator, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
Closing date for applications: 5:00pm 24 March 2013
Interviews: early April 2014, likely 11 April TBC
Responsible to: Programme Director, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
Commencement: April 2014
Duration: Until 31 March 2015
Fees: The maximum fee for the delivery of this service will be up to £1500 per calendar month across the period, and will be fully inclusive of all costs.
Location: Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art is based at the City Library, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, SR1 1RE
Contract Type: Contract for Service will be issued to the successful applicant with detailed schedule of works.

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) is one of the largest public spaces in the UK, and has staged the first exhibitions in England of artists from Harun Farocki to Cory Arcangel. The Gallery has two spaces, a 5000 square foot main gallery that can offer complex group exhibitions or large-scale one-person shows, and a 750 square foot project space. The commission of Curator will deliver both these strands, and contribute to the delivery of a special project working across the City Library building in which the gallery is housed. The successful applicant will work in partnership with a small team and report directly to the NGCA Programme Director.

The successful applicant should ideally have a postgraduate qualification in fine art, history of art or curatorship, or equivalent experience, and have understanding of or experience of working in a public context. The applicant will need to possess first-rate administrative abilities, attention to detail, and experience of financial forecasting, report writing, marketing and management.

For an informal discussion about either the opportunity or the application process please contact the Programme Director Alistair Robinson on ngca -at- sunderland.gov.uk .

In order to submit an application for this post you MUST register your details first on Sunderland City Council’s quotation portal: www.buysunderlandfirst.co.uk

Should you have any queries or issues during the registration process please contact the Buy Sunderland First Helpdesk on 0191 5612369, email buysunderlandfirst -at- sunderland.gov.uk

Applicants should respond in writing, setting out in detail skills and experience obtained to date working in an Arts Environment providing at least two referees. A full schedule of applicant requirements will be available on the Buy Sunderland First portal. Should you be invited to apply, a link to all of the relevant documents will be emailed to you via Buy Sunderland First. The documents will contain a checklist of requirements pertinent to your submission in order for your application to be deemed compliant and fully considered.

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Opportunity: Scotland + Venice 2015 call

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Monday, February 17. 2014 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Scotland + Venice 2015 call
The Scotland and Venice partners are beginning preparations for participation in the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, in 2015. For the artist/s selected, Venice provides a significant opportunity for the development and presentation of new work. For the partners, Venice is an important project that helps to build Scotland’s profile and reputation as an international centre for the visual arts.

The partners are now seeking notes of interest from experienced curators and/or visual arts organisations to work with them in delivering an ambitious and imaginative project that will run during the Biennale in 2015.

Scotland + Venice is a partnership between Creative Scotland, British Council Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland.

For more information, please click here. (PDF download)

Notes of interest should be submitted to Amanda Catto, Portfolio Manager, Visual Arts at amanda.catto -at- creativescotland.com by 5pm on 7th March 2014.
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Opportunity: Residency, departure studio 2014: Interdisciplinary Vienna

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Tuesday, February 4. 2014 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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studio das weisse haus and departure, the Creative Agency of the City of Vienna, are offering a residency for international curators and theorists entitled "departure studio 2014: Interdisciplinary Vienna".

The residency is going to take place from May 5 until June 30, 2014.

////////// Application deadline: February 28, 2014 (per e-mail to studios -at- dasweissehaus.at).
The results of the open call will be announced until the end of March, 2014.

////////// About the Residency
Due to the general interest of both institutions involved in the residency program of departure studio 2014, as well as to the cultural context of the City of Vienna, the residency specification is defined by the notion of interdisciplinarity.
The question of creative openness between different disciplines is as regards the remarkable past of Vienna in the field of applied arts more then legitimate. Since the reciprocal influence between fine and applied arts in Vienna was and still is significant and multi-layered, and the general range of contemporary art practices related to other fields of human activities is enormous, the framework of departure studio 2014 is characterized by the seeking of potential cross-disciplinary creative approaches.

On one hand, our interest concerns the interdisciplinary practices linking the fields of fine arts with architecture, design, fashion, media and music. On the other hand, we focus on creative practice interconnecting arts, society and science.

////////// We kindly ask the candidates to submit their residency projects reflecting one of these theoretical issues:

1. interdisciplinary creative practice based on the connection of fine arts and architecture, design, fashion, media or music, or on reflection of the artefacts of pop culture

2. interdisciplinary creative practice based on the connection of art and science or social affairs, eventually using science as an initial stage of art production, visualizing science or taking "artistic research" as one of the possible methodologies

departure studio 2014 is open to aesthetic space and time explorations, as well as to the creation of experimental environments for social issues.
The approaches considering the concepts of synthesis of arts and intermediality are more than welcome.
The submitted project should take account of the situation, character, advantages and potential of the City of Vienna in connection to the specified topics.

////////// For more information on the residency and the application process, please visit: http://studiosdwh.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/open-call-for-residencies-for-international-curators-and-theorists/.

////////// For more information on studio das weisse haus, please visit studiosdwh.wordpress.com.
////////// For more information on departure, the Creative Agency of the City of Vienna, please visit www.departure.at.
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Opportunity: Paid internship, Wassaic Project

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Tuesday, January 28. 2014 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Application deadline: February 21st, 2014
Start date: May 2014
End date: September 2014

Work with a group of young, passionate artists and curators at the Wassaic Project, a vibrant multidisciplinary arts organization based in Wassaic, NY. Learn about aspects of running an arts organization from curating, press, marketing, event planning, installation, gallery management and more. Because the Wassaic Project is a small, young organization, interns have a unique opportunity to contribute to the long-term identity of the organization and take on substantial responsibility. Interns have the chance to manage their own projects and will work on our Summer Benefit, our Summer Exhibition and Festival application process, curation, promotion and installation, our Artist Residency application process and logistics, and will help manage our Artist Residency program and events. Interns will work directly with artists as well as the directors of the Wassaic Project.

For more info on how to apply please visit: wassaicproject.org
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Opportunity: Award for Young Curators: MARCO, FRAC Lorraine, SFKM

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Monday, January 13. 2014 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, 49 Nord 6 Est - FRAC Lorraine, Metz (Fonds régional d’art contemporain de Lorraine), and Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum (SFKM), Førde organize the 2014 edition of their Award.

All curators born in 1974 and later are eligible to enter the competition.

With this call, MARCO, FRAC Lorraine and SFKM pledge their commitment to training young professionals within the curatorial field.
This competition offers participants a chance to propose a project focused on an original and personal reflection topic, and the possibility to develop it in the exhibition venues at MARCO (1st floor), FRAC Lorraine, and SFKM (mainly the ground- and first-floor galleries).

The proposal must be within the field of contemporary thought and may incorporate any creative forms. The project may be accompanied or constituted by a program of activities in order to open a new space of reflection regarding the treated topic. The originality of the proposed thesis of research, the pertinence of the suggested references, and the multidisciplinarity will be key in the selection of the award winner

The curator of the winning project will receive the sum of 6,500 €, tax included, as an honorarium. His/her travel expenses (for the residencies and installation periods in the three institutions) will be reimburse upon presentation of appropriate supporting documents, up to 5,000 €, including taxes.
The winning project will have a maximum budget of 20,000 € for each venue. It will open in 2015.

The deadline for the presentation of the projects is Friday, March 14, at Midnight.
Dossiers received after this date will not be accepted.

Entries must be submitted in PDF format to the following three email addresses:
info@marcovigo.com, coordination@fraclorraine.org and curator@misf.no with the subject: “Award for Young Curators.”

Projects must be preferably written in English, although French, Galician, Norwegian, and Spanish languages are admitted. In any case, an abstract (2 pp. max.) in English must be included. All projects must be exclusive to FRAC, MARCO and SFKM.

The jury will select the winning project in May 2014. Its decision will be made public before May 15th, 2014, and all participants will be notified by email.

For more information and to download the forms please visit the FRAC Lorraine website.
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Opportunity: 221A Vancouver Curatorial Resident

Posted by Mikhel Proulx • Tuesday, January 7. 2014 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Deadline: February 3, 2014
Call for Curatorial Residents 2014-15

221A is an artist-run centre located in Vancouver, Canada with a mandate to explore design within contemporary art. Projects are presented in the form of exhibitions, talks, publications and special projects that address design in its widest sense, which may encompass graphics, objects, architecture, or, more broadly, social codes and conventions.

221A is seeking proposals from practicing artists, designers, architects, academics and/or curators, including curatorial collectives, for the 2014-15 Curatorial Residency Program. Started in 2010, the Curatorial Residencies program was implemented to diversify our curatorial approach to our mandate. Residents take on the critical function of working both inside and outside of the organization, offering their experience and ideas towards the continued development of the organization.

Selected residents will be expected to work with the Executive Director to conduct research and develop a curatorial project plan over the course of 2014, and to execute the project during 2015. Curatorial residents are expected to develop a work plan that reflects their individual practice, while meeting research and presentation deliverables established by the organization. Projects may include exhibitions, performances, publications, talks or special projects. Proposals must discuss a viewpoint, theory or approach that the project hopes to foster in relation to the organization’s mandate. Additionally, selected curatorial residents are expected to participate in the Curatorial Committee, meeting monthly, to offer feedback to other curatorial residents and the overall program. The committee offers a space for reflection on the wider program at 221A and a connection between curatorial residents, staff and community.

Proposal Guidelines
Applicants must submit a digital proposal to hello@221a.ca with the following:
• a one-page project proposal, describing the curatorial argument and its relationship to the mandate of the organization;
• a current CV of each of the key contributors (maximum 2 pages each);
• related images/texts as required and a corresponding list indicating the title/description, artist(s) and year of each image/text (pdf or jpegs, max. 15 images, or up to 10 min. of audio or video). For larger format images or videos that cannot be transferred by email please include instructions for access.

Proposals should demonstrate the project’s overall intention and background and are only expected to include pertinent details. Applicants who intend on proposing self-curated projects must describe the reasoning behind this approach. Further research and development of the project is expected upon selection and acceptance.

Selections Process
Project proposals are shortlisted by a committee comprised of members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director and final selections are made by the Executive Director. Selected applicants will be contacted in March 2014. The proposals are assessed based on the organization’s mandate and the current overall direction of the programming, as defined by the Executive Director. During the proposal process, the name of the applicant and some formal qualifications may be omitted from the view of the selections committee to privilege the importance of art and ideas over name recognition. Please note that only applicants under consideration will be contacted. After selections have been made, candidates will be given the opportunity to read over and consider the residency details before signing a formal agreement.

221A is a non-profit organization funded through a mixture of self-generated income, private donations and public funding. Curatorial Residents will be expected to produce a project with a budget of $5,000-$10,000 CDN. The budget allocation will be dependent on the organization’s overall funding conditions and the scope of the project. Curatorial residents are paid a minimum curatorial fee of $2,000 out of the total budget and all projects must pay professional fees to participants at above CARFAC’s minimum fee schedule.

Deadline, Monday, February 3, 2014 no later than 11:59pm PST

Inquiries, Bopha Chhay, Projects Coordinator at bchhay@221a.ca

Source: http://221a.ca/call-2014-15/

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