Contemporary art curating news and views from Michelle Kasprzak and team

Job: Director, Site Gallery

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Friday, August 27. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Site Gallery in Sheffield is an essential part of the UK’s contemporary arts infrastructure, and has always sought to be at the cutting edge. Through skilful and imaginative curation, productive relationships and the creative use of limited resources it has forged an international reputation.

Site seeks a visionary leader who can build on the gallery’s distinctive artistic identity, establish a vibrant public engagement programme, and develop a sustainable business model. If you have strong curatorial flair and can articulate an artistic vision, possess demonstrable entrepreneurial skills and know how to engage audiences, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information about the post, visit our micro-site or

For an informal and confidential discussion please contact Arts Intelligence and speak to Pam Henderson on 01223 200200 or 07814 970154

Salary: £35,000 - £41,000
Closing date for applications: 1st October
Selection day: Sheffield, 19th October

Site Gallery strives to be an equal opportunities employer

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Questions: A Survey by the Netherlands Media Art Institute

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Tuesday, August 24. 2010 • Category: Questions & Conversations

The Netherlands Media Art Institute has developed an online survey specifically designed for professional curators and programmers of exhibitions, screenings and festivals. The questionnaire was developed by the distribution department of the Netherlands Media Art Institute, in which they seek to learn about ways to improve their services.

The questions are good and got me thinking about how I search for new work and artists. It takes just a few minutes, follow this link: to give your point of view to NIMk.

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Opportunity: Curatorial Residency, CCA Celeia

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Tuesday, August 3. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

AIR CELEIA International Curatorial Residency Program

Celje, Slovenia

Deadline for applications: 29nd August, 2010

CCA CELEIA (Center for Contemporary Arts Celeia Celje) offers an opportunity for an individual curator to visit Celje to research contemporary visual art produced in Slovenia and to build contacts with local artists/curators and galleries. The selected individual will develop an international curatorial project with the CCA CELEIA being the host venue for the show in 2011. It is envisaged that the resulting project would involve a minimum of 50% participants working in Slovenia. In addition the selected individual would be requested to give a lecture or workshops during one of the research visits.

The residency is an opportunity for curators to structure their own time within a supportive and nurturing creative environment. Participants will be introduced to the other activities at CCA CELEIA. This residency program creates opportunities for creative collaborations resulting from direct interaction with professional artists or professionals in other disciplines. Experimentation and collaboration across media is encouraged and use of other facilities can be negotiated.

The selected curator will receive a monthly stipend up to 600 eur and a curator’s fee up to 1000 eur- after the completion of the proposed. project/exhibition.The travel cost are not covered.

Residency Timeframe:

August 29, 2010: Deadline for expressions of interest

Sept 10, 2010: Notification of selected Curator

Oct/Nov 2010: Research residency (up to 2 months)

Jan 31, 2011 A completed outline for a proposed exhibition/project

mid-late 2011: Presentation/exhibition of proposed exhibition/project

Expressions of interest are accepted by email to:

nevenka.sivavec -at- celje.si2 , senior curator

sabina.decman -at- celje.si3, curatorial assistant

Please include your expression of interest (max 1000 words). Curriculum Vitae, a curatorial statement/bio and examples of previous work – please mark the subject box of the email - Curatorial Residency.

For more information please contact Nevenka Šivavec, senior curator at CCA CELEIA

nevenka.sivavec -at- celje.si2
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Opportunity: upArt at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Monday, August 2. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

upArt Call for Interest

Thursday October 28 to Sunday October 31, 2010 (Event Coincides with Toronto International Art Fair)

Deadline for Proposals: August 13th, 2010

The Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is seeking innovative creative thinkers to participate in this second annual exhibition. Not your traditional salon style art fair, upArt focuses on the diversity and vitality of contemporary installation art today. upArt brings together artists, curators, collectives, artist-run centres, galleries, and institutions to transform the entire second floor of the hotel with site specific new installations produced specifically for this event. We are looking for participants who approach or support contemporary art with radical personal vision to participate in our 2010 exhibition For What It's Worth: Curios, Collections and Counterfeits.

For What It's Worth explores ideas around collecting and the value we place on the objects we covet. What is real, what is worthy and how do we attribute value to our artwork? This year’s art fair invites galleries and artists to propose site-specific installations and/or collections for show and sale. Playing with themes of authenticity and value, galleries and artists are free to propose models of exchange or new ways of collecting, appraising and sharing artwork.

upArt is a chance for you as an artist, curator, gallery, or institution to showcase an installation project produced by an individual or in collective collaboration. Artists may apply on their own behalf, or curators, galleries, collectives, or institutions may host one project. upArt is unique in that we invite innovative thinkers to create or facilitate a site-specific installation following their own vision based on the themes of collections, curios and counterfeits.

For more information, visit the Gladstone Hotel website.

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