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Opportunity: Young Curator Program, Canadian Centre for Architecture

Posted by Sofia Landström • Wednesday, March 6. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Young Curator Program, Canadian Centre for Architecture
Deadline: 15 April, 2013

The Young Curator Program, with the generous support of Power Corporation of Canada, offers the opportunity to propose and curate a project related to the contemporary debate in architecture, urbanism, and landscape design. In order to sustain the development of the selected project the CCA offers a period of residency of 3 months in Montreal. The CCA encourages a wide range of proposals, like for example a physical or virtual exhibition, an editorial project, seminars and research colloquiums, or a series of public events, workshops and more. Projects based around the CCA Collection are welcome. Interdisciplinary and collaborative practices are encouraged. Proposals must introduce an innovative curatorial approach that would constitute a contribution to the contemporary discourse on architecture. The selected candidate will implement his / her curatorial direction, become acquainted with the

CCA’s institutional knowledge and vision, explore the institution’s resources, library and collection holdings, to develop the proposed project. CCA will provide assistance and support to the realization of the selected project, according to the curatorial guidelines of the institution. The residency will take place between September 2013 and May 2014. It could be divided in several sessions. The project should be launched by Fall 2014.

Eligibility and Terms
All architects, journalists, designers, critics, historians and others, who were born on or after 1 January, 1978 are eligible for this program, regardless of citizenship and place of residence. The recipient will receive a maximum of $10,000 CAD covering 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 consultation 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 for the residency to realize the project on behalf of the group. The languages in use at CCA are English and French. 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.

Application requirements
Each application should be submitted online (only applications submitted through the CCA online application portal will be accepted) and comprise the following documents in English or in French, in three PDF files of up to 5 MB maximum:
1. A curatorial statement (1,500 to 2,000 words, with around 10 images), which must include a description of your project, and of your strategic rationale. The document must also include a work schedule;
2. A curriculum vitae detailing education, research and professional experience, working languages, and any other relevant information;
3. A representative selection of a few realized projects that convey an impression of your distinctive approach;
4. Contact information of 2 academics or professionals who are familiar with you and your work.

The CCA will select a project according to the following criteria: originality of the curatorial statement, relevance to architectural thinking and practice, expertise and trajectory of the candidate, feasibility and relevance with the curatorial direction and vision of the CCA. The CCA will notify all applicants in May 2013. The agreement will be effective only after the applicant has obtained all the authorizations and papers from the immigration authorities of both Québec and Canada that are required in order to be legally entitled to conduct the project in Canada.

Apply online by Monday, 15 April 2013 at:

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