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Opportunity - Young Curators Program, Canadian Centre for Architecture, deadline Apr 15

Posted by April Steele • Tuesday, April 12. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
The Young Curators Program offers the opportunity to propose and curate a project on the contemporary debate in architecture, urbanism, and landscape design during a residency of up to 3 months at the CCA.

The selected candidate will implement their curatorial direction, familiarize themselves with the CCA’s institutional knowledge and collection holdings, conduct research and work collaboratively with the CCA to realize the proposed project.

Each applicant must submit a proposal for a project to be realized by the CCA.

All submissions should be related to the CCA’s mandate with an emphasis on the contemporary debate on architecture, urbanism, and landscape design. It must introduce an innovative curatorial approach.

Projects based around the CCA Collection are welcome.

The CCA encourages a wide range of proposals from exhibitions in the galleries or on-line, publications, e-books, seminars, series of events, oral history programs and more.

All submissions must be new projects, never published or realized before. The selected project will be realized by the CCA in accordance to the institutional calendar and priorities.

The budget allocated for its realization will be fixed at the discretion of the CCA and in accordance with the scope of the proposed project.

All applications must be sent by Friday, 15 April 2011 to: youngcurator (at)

Each application should comprise the following documents in English or in French, in a single PDF file of up to 5 MB maximum:
- a curatorial statement (1,500 to 2,000 words, with 3-10 images) must include a project description, a work schedule, and - a description of your strategic rationale;
- a curriculum vitae detailing education, research and professional experience, working languages, and any other relevant information;
- a representative selection of a few realized projects that convey an impression of your distinctive approach;
contact information of 2 academics or professionals who are familiar with you and your work.

Eligibility and Terms:
All architects, journalists, designers, critics, historians and others with a curatorial project, who were born on or after 1 January 1976 are eligible for this program, regardless of citizenship and place of residence. The languages in use at CCA are French and English.

Each year, one recipient will receive a maximum of $10,000 CAD covering curator’s fee, travel, housing, and living expenses for a period of up to 3 months in Montréal (subject to the income tax laws of Canada and Québec). The scope of the project and specific timing of the residency will be determined in partnership with the CCA.

No more than one project per applicant will be accepted. Collective or collaborative projects are welcome, however only one person will be eligible to realize the project on behalf of the group.

The CCA will select a project according to the following criteria: originality of the curatorial statement, relevance to architectural thinking and practice, and connection with the curatorial direction and vision of the CCA.

The CCA will notify all applicants by Monday, 2 May 2011.

Please send questions and applications to: youngcurator (at)
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