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Opportunity - Guest Curator, Abraaj Capital Art Prize 2012, deadline 30 Apr

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Tuesday, April 19. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Selection Criteria for Guest Curator Applications, 2012

Click here to download PDF of the selection criteria for Guest Curator Applications 2012
Materials to submit via an application form online include the following:

SECTION ONE: Contact Details

SECTION TWO: Professional Background
Details of qualifications, exhibition history & awards
[this can be in free flowing text or listed as per a C.V., maximum 500 words]
Images [up to 3] of exhibitions you have curated / artists you have worked with
Writing samples [up to 3, each maximum 2000 words]. These can be published work, online or an extract of a thesis

Curatorial statement [maximum 500 words]. Explain the broader context of your interest in the MENASA region and what you feel you can bring to the Abraaj Capital Art Prize.
Details of two referees from fellow art professionals who are familiar with your work and you are happy for us to contact to discuss your application. These can be from artists.

There is no age restriction for curators to apply.
No specific curatorial qualifications are necessary but you must have quantifiable experience in the field of curating on an international level, of at least 8 years standing.
You can originate from any country in the world. You are asked to state your nationality, place of birth and current country / countries of current residence on the application form.
You must be able to dedicate enough time to the Abraaj Capital Art Prize project and not be involved in any conflicting appointments from October 2011 – March 2012.

Work directly with Abraaj Capital and/or its agent and the 5 chosen artists to ensure that all 5 art projects are produced and delivered by the deadline of Art Dubai, March 2012.
Prepare content for a catalogue on all 5 winning projects and the Abraaj Capital Art Prize 2012. This includes sourcing photographs and any necessary image permissions to accompany your writing. Content is due by March 31 2012.
At the request of Abraaj Capital and/or its agent, the Guest Curator shall personally appear at the event announcing the winners of the 2012 edition of the prize, the unveiling of the prize in March 212, the dates of such events to be stipulated by Abraaj Capital and/or its agent.
The guest curator shall be expected to make themselves available for interviews with the media at the request of Abraaj Capital and/or its agent.
During the 24-month period following the unveiling, at the request of Abraaj Capital and/or its agent the Guest Curator shall personally appear at up to three events to support the prize and participate in interviews and other media-related events.
The chosen guest curator will receive a set fee, paid in instalments. There is no application fee.

Deadline 30 April 2011

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