The application date for this opportunity has passed.
6 bursaries covering flight and accomodation to attend the ICF workshops at Art Dubai and Sharjah Biennial from 16 to 20 March 2009 are available to UK based curators.
Please send your applications digitally to info -at- internationalcuratorsforum.org.uk
The deadline for applications is the 15 February 2009. The ICF advisory board will meet to review the applications on 17 February 2009. Successful applicants will be notified immediately.
The criteria for selection are:
- A track record of curating international artists (minimum of 3 shows).
- A strong interest in the aesthetics and ethics of global curatorial development
- A collaborative approach to sharing knowledge and expertise.
- A strong written proposal of an ambitious project, which would benefit from the research opportunity of being part of this ICF trip.
ART DUBAI AND SHARJAH BIENNIAL
16 MARCH - 20 MARCH 2009
CURATING IN THE MIDDLE EAST
In partnership with the Sharjah Biennial and Tate, the ICF will continue its exploration of the emerging positions on contemporary curatorial practice through a week-long series of workshops for emerging contemporary art curators from the Middle East region. The programme will bring together 7 curators from across the region, from the Maghreb, North Africa, the Gulf, Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan together with 6 curators from the UK to participate together in a programme of intensive workshops over a week in March 2009. 6 Bursary places are available!
The programme will take place in Sharjah and Dubai, timed to coincide with Art Dubai and the Sharjah Biennial between Monday 16 March and Friday 20 March 2009. In addition to the published programme of events surrounding the launch of Art Dubai and Sharjah Biennial, participants will take part in a programme of workshops taking place every day during that week.
The programme of workshops will focus on three key areas: - Commissioning artists and artworks âthe process of commissioning artists and artworks from concept to realisation. - Building institutions â from building capital infrastructure to developing an organisation's intellectual capital. - Dialogue and exchange â the relationships between institutions and audiences, between the private and the 'public' sectors and between the national and international.
The programme will be led by David A Bailey, Paul Domela, Axel Lapp, Gilane Tawadros and Mark Waugh with contributions from other international curators and arts professionals. Our group of Middle Eastern Curators is made possible with the support of the World Collections Fund.