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Opportunity: Open Call, Curatorial Residency

Posted by Sofia Landström • Sunday, June 23. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

OPEN CALL CURATORIAL RESIDENCY at studios das weisse haus and TBA21-Academy / Thyssen - Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation (TBA21)
Deadline: June 26, 2013


Studios das weisse haus studios das weisse haus is a new residence and studio program for local and international artists, curators and theorists. The program was started by the Viennese art association das weisse haus, which was founded in December 2007 and has been set out to support and promote emerging artists by providing a space for presentation and discourse. The idea first emerged when das weisse haus had a temporary residence program at its first location in 2008. Ever since that establishing a studio and residence program has been a wish and it took about five years to turn an idea into a project. Offering a space where international and local artists and curators can work and live together became the main purpose of the new program "studios das weisse haus".

Within the framework of the TBA21-Academy program, you will assist in the curatorial process in preparing the Academy expeditions and events on and off board of the research vessel Dardanella along the Pacific Ocean from Costa Rica to Alaska.

Furthermore you will support the preparation of a research symposium on a new pavilion commission that will focus on an iconic barometer of the changing enviroment, the world´s threatened coral reefs. The seminar will bring together leading architects, sound artists, marine biologists, climate specialists, conservationists and engineers to the consider challenges and solutions required to realise this project.

Also you will write informative and scholarly texts for Academy presentations, work with the PR department in the preparation of social media postings (facebook, etc.) and work on a concept for a publication series.

Within the framework of studios das weisse haus program you will present a project (related to your curatorial work at TBA21-Academy, former shows, etc.) at the end of the residency in form of a screening, lecture or symposium.


Please find attached and read carefully our APPLICATIONS FACT SHEET
for detailed information on the Curatorial Residency (main
responsibilities, person specification, payment, application process).
More information also here: - and here -,
For questions regarding TBA21-Academy please contact: Dr. Katiana
Orluc, mail: [email protected].
For questions regarding studios das weisse haus please contact: Sheyda
Malek, mail: [email protected].

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Opportunity: ART:I:CURATE, Online curatorial platform – Open call for submissions

Posted by Sofia Landström • Wednesday, June 12. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

ART:I:CURATE, Online curatorial platform – Open call for submissions
Deadline: 20 July, 2013

ART:I:CURATE is a contemporary art platform that connects and engages individuals interested in art with emerging curators, artists and galleries worldwide via its online platform – and offline, via cultural events and exhibitions. Our aim is to give the opportunity to emerging artists to showcase art internationally.

ART:I:CURATE, together with art experts, selects artworks and exhibition proposals from emerging artists and curators internationally and presents them on its online platform. Here, our members discover all that is contemporary, select art they like and share it with each other.

We are currently hosting an open call for exhibition proposals from both curators and artists. Those selected will be added to the online platform with the possibility of an offline exhibition in London in the Fall. The initial deadline is June 20.

To apply, please email [email protected] for official submission documents.
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Opportunity: Open Call for the 2013 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean

Posted by Sofia Landström • Tuesday, February 26. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

The 2013 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean
Deadline: April 1, 2013

The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and Independent Curators International (ICI) are pleased to announce an open call for curators: The 2013 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. In its second edition, this travel award will support a contemporary art curator based anywhere in the world to travel to Central America and the Caribbean to conduct research about art and cultural activities in the region. Intending to generate new collaborations with artists, curators, museums, and cultural centers in the area, this award will cover curatorial residencies, studio visits, and/or archival research.

The CPPC Travel Award will support a curator to visit either one or multiple locations in Central America and the Caribbean, and will prioritize first encounters, allowing curators that have not traveled to the region to make connections and develop networks. The travel period can be anywhere between three weeks and three months, and take place between May and November 2013. The grant will cover costs of up to 10,000 USD.

Application guidelines for the CPPC Travel Award can be found on ICI's website. Independent curators and those with institutional affiliations may apply. Applications from established and emerging curators (3+ years professional experience) will be considered. A jury of professionals who live in, or have extensive knowledge of, the region will select the successful applicant.

The first CPPC Travel Award was granted in 2012 and was given in honor of curator Virginia Pérez-Ratton (1950-2010), who was internationally renowned for working with contemporary artists in Central America and the Caribbean. As a resource complementing the CPPC Travel Award, ICI hosts an online platform that provides information about Pérez-Ratton as well as the institutions, archives, collections, and cultural activities in the region. This resource will also eventually include accounts from the Travel Award grantee.

About the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) works to increase understanding and awareness of Latin America's contributions to the history of art and ideas, and to support innovation, education, creativity, and research in the field of Latin American art. Through grants and partnerships, the CPPC also supports the professional development of Latin American artists, curators, and scholars. Recent initiatives include, among others, a sponsorship to create a Curatorial Fellowship at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany; a partnership with Hunter College (New York) to create the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Professor of Latin American Art; and an alliance with the Bard Graduate Center (New York) to organize the Cisneros Seminar in the Material Cultures of the Ibero-American World.

About Independent Curators International
Independent Curators International (ICI) connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration through the production of exhibitions, events, publications, and curatorial training. Headquartered in New York, the organization provides public access to the people and practices that are key to current developments in curating and exhibition-making, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art. Since it was established in 1975, ICI has worked with over 1000 curators and 3,700 artists from 47 countries worldwide.

Further information: or contact Misa Jeffereis at [email protected]

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