Commissioned by Creative Scotland, managed by VAGA (Visual Arts and Galleries Association) and led by independent curators Kirsteen Macdonald (Glasgow) and Ellen Blumenstein (The Office, Berlin) the VAGA International Research Enquiry (VIRE) aims to benefit the visual arts sector as a whole by identifying opportunities available to curators at all stages of their careers. VIRE is investigating existing curatorial work […]

Thanks to everyone who was able to assist the Netherlands Media Art Institute by responding to their survey targeted at curators, which I posted here. The NIMk received 172 responses, and have collated the results into a report that you can download in PDF format at the Culture Vortex website. I encourage you to browse the whole report, but thought […]

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 […]

Welcome to the last Pick ‘N Mix of 2009! – Here is yet another art world power list, listing several curators, many of whom are “household names” of a sort (Birnbaum, Bonami, Obrist, etc). We’re a society obsessed with lists and awards it seems! – Andy Warhol was all over the news this past month, and one of the major […]

Swiss researcher and consultant Lisa Ladner approached me to assist in the distribution of this fascinating survey for curators. She has been working as a cultural producer and independent curator in Puerto Rico, and with her international experience she found interesting discrepancies in how institutions around the globe work to support curators. She would like you, as a curator, to […]