Contemporary art curating news and views from Michelle Kasprzak and team

Opportunity: VAA Nida Art Colony call for residency applications, curatorial proposals and a trainee

Posted by Sofia Landström • Wednesday, May 8. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

VVAA Nida Art Colony, Call for residency
Deadline for all the applications: June 15, 2013

Together with the spring the main annual NAC event INTER-FORMAT SYMPOSIUM: On Critical Tourism, Site-specificity and Post-romantic Condition is approaching (May 16-19 2013, Nida). It is hosting together more than 40 art professionals (artists, curators, researchers) and is a part of the project On Hosting and Displacing co-organised by Nida Art Colony (LT) and Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais (Sierre, CH) and partly supported by Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council. More about the program me here.

Nida Art Colony (NAC) welcomes proposals from artists, designers, architects, curators, and art researchers for its upcoming residencies on the Baltic Sea coast in the Curonian Spit National Park, Lithuania.

Location and Facilities
NAC is located in a remote and beautifully distinct landscape next to the resort town of Nida. The residency is most appropriate for those artists who are seeking time for experiments and research, value the creative process and a big studio or open-air space as well as for those who love coincidences and the chance to meet artists from all over the world. Parallel to the residency programme, the Colony building also hosts student workshops and international art projects for shorter periods of time.

The Colony provides the necessary living and social conditions to ensure a comfortable environment for the five artists-in-residence. Each of the five residencies is set out on two floors with 65 square meters of floor space and features all the necessary facilities. The colony is situated about 600 meters away from the sand dunes, and the beach. More information on activities and facilities can be found on our website and Facebook. To get a sense of Colony life and to see A.I.R. portfolios, please check the Nida Art Colony Log.

Two types of residencies are available: individual and thematic residencies. Please indicate the selected type of residency in the subject line and follow the application guidelines.

Individual Residencies:
Duration: one to four months, between January and May 2014. The recommended duration of a residency is 2 months.
Applicants from all over the world may apply.
Grants: No grants are currently available; selected candidates are issued a letter of support for individual grant-seeking.
Costs: Studio and living space rent is 312 EUR/month, including all taxes, use of equipment, communal spaces and bicycles.

Call for curatorial proposals for thematic residencies in 2014 and 2015

NAC is expanding its practice of curated/thematic residencies and looks for curators who would like to run such a residency project at NAC. Nida artist-in-residence programme aims to foster critical thinking, creativity, innovative ideas and processes, exchange and cooperation of artists. Open-ended process is more important to NAC than the final product, but “soft” results (like artistic research, visible learning/knowledge or new set of mind) are expected. Public presentation of created works is one of the possible results of the project. More info on Nida artist-in-residence programme is available here.

• Timeframe: anytime between February 2014 – December 2015
• Duration of the residency: 1-2 months
• Number of participants: 5-8
• Selection of artists: by invitation or open call

Funding: NAC will fundraise for selected projects from national and international sources. The curator is expected to contribute to the fundraising process.

How to apply: send your proposal with a description of the residency project and preliminary working programme (up to 2 pages) and your CV to [email protected]. Experience in running an artist-in-residence programme or being part of such a programme is an asset.

Call for a Trainee
We are looking for interns to work as a) assistant curators, which includes coordination of artist-in-residency and other culture & education programmes and b) visual communication assistants (photo & video documentation and working with our archive). We offer a unique experience and reference letters for your future career, as well as free accommodation at the Colony between January and May 2014. You should stay for four to five months. Please send your CV and a short motivation letter to [email protected]. For more information, please visit internships page.

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Opportunity: Vessel Curatorial Residencies and International Curatorial Workshop

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Tuesday, April 2. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Vessel launches two curatorial opportunities for a series of Curatorial Residencies and vessel’s International Curatorial Workshop.

The three-week Residency Program for curators will give the opportunity to investigate social practices. Specifically, curators will interact with artists, other curators and cultural operators based in the Apulia Region and exploring process-driven, multidisciplinary-focused methodology. The curators who will be selceted for the Residency Program will be directly involved in some of the regional projects that vessel already regularly contributes to. Contribution to these projects will be a central part of the residency in order to experience methods of cultural operation in the territory, but also to inspire a fruitful exchange of methods and strategies.

The International Curatorial Workshop, this year at its 3rd edition, will offer fifteen young curators the opportunity to work for three days (3rd to 5th June 2013) with curators and art practitioners of international reputation who have participated in projects focusing on the various forms, analysis and creation of social art practices. Vessel’s International Curatorial Workshop has always been strongly practice oriented and conceived as an organic structure aiming to articulate a consistent collective reflection on the contemporary role of the socially engaged art practices, in the current economic, cultural and political climate. Goals of ICW are also to set up working platforms which would enable participants to develop further curatorial projects and to encourage networking in order to promote international circulation of cultural projects.
ICW 2013 will be tutored by Fernando Garcia Dory, Carolina Rito, Viviana Checchia, Anna Santomauro, Francesco Scasciamacchia, Marco Petroni, Charles Esche together with other members of vessel’s commitee.

This year, both these programs will focus on vessel’s 2013 agenda which consists of participating in the two-year Materiality project through the creation of a web-based radio relating on interdisciplinary cultural practitioners coming from the Apulia and the surrounding Mediterranean area. The two programs will allow international curators to explore their practice through the lens of the local territory, especially the Rsidency Program will allow curators to convene in Bari and use the territory as a frame for curatorial issues, innovations and discussions. The goal of this program is to utilize a participative approach in order to create connections that inform context-specific social practice.

The call for applications for both vessel’s Residency Program and vessel’s International Curatorial Workshop will remain open until 21 April, 2013, with confirmations given before the end of April 2013.

For more information on the application guidelines please visit

About vessel
Vessel is a non-profit platform for the development of a critical discourse related to the current cultural, social, economic and political issues through the lens of contemporary art. We are interested in exploring socially engaged practices in relation to their context of emergence, to their geographies and psychogeographies, to their imbrication into fixed political ideologies, specifically in relation to Apulia and its surrounding areas such as the Mediterranean, Central Europe and Eastern Europe. Additionally, we are eager to investigate the social imagination : how its concrete products can articulate strategies of critical resistance against the current dominant neo-liberal order. Our methodology strives to incorporate a broad range of disciplines, such as geography, political science, anthropology and sociology. Through this strategy, we aim to facilitate interaction and exchange between different subjects and create a multi-centered body of knowledge that can emphasize the limits and criticality of working unilaterally (or uniquely).

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Opportunity: Curator Residency, Fogo Island Arts

Posted by Sofia Landström • Friday, March 22. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Curator Residency, Fogo Island Arts
Deadline: June 1, 2013
for residencies starting September 1st, 2013.

Located off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada, Fogo Island Arts was established in 2008. A residency-based contemporary art venue, Fogo Island Arts supports artistic research and production for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers, and thinkers from around the world. In addition to artist residencies, exhibitions and publications, Fogo Island Arts produces a series of think tank events called the Fogo Island Dialogues, held on Fogo Island and in other locations. All Fogo Island Arts initiatives are part of a social enterprise-based business model that supports the economic viability of the Fogo Island Inn and the growth of tourism on Fogo Island.

Fogo Island Arts Residencies provide opportunities for artists and thinkers from a wide range of disciplines to live and work on Fogo Island for periods ranging from three to six months. All artists-in-residence live in heritage houses and work in one of four offthe-grid studios designed by architect Todd Saunders. Situated at different locations around the island, the studios and artists’ homes help connect artists-in-residence with the day-to-day lives of the Island’s local communities.

Artists-in-residence often undertake collaborations with Island residents. Recent projects have included films made with the participation of Fogo Islanders, and international designers and local craftspeople working together to create furniture designs informed by Outport ways of life. In many cases, these initiatives are a source of income generation for artists, designers and the Island’s communities, helping to fulfill the social enterprise mission of the Shorefast Foundation and Fogo Island Arts.

For its 2013-14 residencies, Fogo Island Arts is seeking proposals from curators for projects carried out within the organization’s Education Program. Deadline: June 1st 2013, for residencies starting September 1st, 2013.

For more information contact: [email protected]
Fogo Island Arts
Highway 334 — Suite 100
P.O. Box 102 — JBS
Fogo Island, NL
A0G 2X0 Canada

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Opportunity: Curatorial Residency, Flux Factory

Posted by Sofia Landström • Friday, March 8. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Curatorial Residency, Flux Factory
Deadline: 15 March, 2013

Flux Factory is a non-profit art organization that supports and promotes emerging artists through exhibitions, commissions, residencies, and collaborative opportunities. Flux Factory is guided by its passion to nurture the creative process, and knows that this process does not happen in a vacuum but rather through a network of peers and through resource-sharing. Flux Factory functions as an incubation and laboratory space for the creation of artworks that are in dialogue with the physical, social, and cultural spheres of New York City (though collaborations may start in New York and stretch far beyond

Flux Factory is expanding their "Flux Artist-in-Residence" program to include two six-month residencies per year for emerging curators who are based in the United States, during which the participants will work side-by-side with resident artists in an immersive environment to create new work collectively. Each residency will culminate in a public exhibition at the Flux Factory gallery, as well as related programming, which may include panel discussions, artist talks, screenings, or publications. Resident curators will also have the opportunity to work with Flux Factory to develop and produce their collective exhibitions and educational programming during their stay and beyond.

The two exhibitions and related educational programming will be generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Residents are responsible for the cost of the studio for this residency, approximately $750 each month.

1st residency:
May 1st, 2013 – November 1st, 2013
Culminating exhibition – mid-October

2nd residency
November 1st, 2013 – May 1st, 2014
Culminating exhibition – mid-April

To apply, please send a multi-page .pdf (10mb or less) that includes:

- Proposal for an exhibition concept and related programming in 500 words or less, focusing on the idea behind the show. Proposals should make use of our expansive network and resources, and should reflect Flux Factory’s commitment to collaboration, risk-taking, and social engagement while expanding the horizons of our 19-year legacy.
- Working list of artists (URLs & illustrative images) for consideration, though they do not have to have been contacted or confirmed.
- Current CV.
- Up to 2 examples of curatorial statements, essays, press releases or other relevant written material for your previous projects.
- Letter of interest that speaks to our participatory organizational model and that addresses the criteria of permanent residency in the US.

Send applications to [email protected]. Please include Curatorial Residency and your last name in the subject line.

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Opportunity: Charlotte Street Foundation, Curator in Residence (US only)

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Saturday, February 16. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Charlotte Street Foundation seeks applications from outstanding curators based in the United States wishing to be considered for the position of 2013-14 Charlotte Street Curator-in-Residence.

Seeking Applicants for the position of
2013-14 Charlotte Street Curator-In-Residence
Residency Term: Aug/Sept 2013-May/June 2014
la Esquina Gallery / Kansas City, Mo


Full details and application information at:

Charlotte Street Foundation seeks applications from outstanding curators based in the United States wishing to be considered for the position of 2013-14 Charlotte Street Curator-in-Residence.

The 2013-14 Curator-in-Residence will be awarded an approximately 10-month residency in Kansas City, including live space, stipend, and program budget. They will be responsible for conceiving, producing and presenting a series of original exhibitions and public programs (which may include talks, discussions, workshops, screenings, performances, events, etc) for Charlotte Street’s la Esquina gallery-a 2500 square foot “white box” located in the downtown area of Kansas City, Missouri-over the course of their term.

Through the Curator-in-Residence program, launched in 2012, Charlotte Street Foundation seeks to provide unique opportunities for exceptional emerging curators from elsewhere to immerse themselves in Kansas City and to actively engage with artists and the arts community of our region. The Curatorial Residency offers an annually selected Curator-in-Residence a high-profile public platform through which to explore, develop and test ideas, build relationships, and advance their curatorial practices and careers. The exhibitions and programs they develop are expected to be responsive to, and inclusive of, work by artists from the Kansas City region while exemplifying fresh perspectives and forging connections between area artists and artists from elsewhere.

Through this program, Charlotte Street Foundation seeks to enable promising, ambitious curators to actively, thoughtfully engage with Kansas City’s energetic, diverse, emergent arts community, and to further develop their curatorial voices and practices through direct, hands-on experience programming a highly regarded, well-established contemporary art space. The residencies are intended to encourage and support innovative, experimental, resourceful, community-responsive curatorial approaches that will introduce new ideas and foster critical discourse, creative production, and community participation in the Kansas City region.

Teaching partnerships with the Department of Art and University of Missouri-Kansas City and Kansas City Art Institute in connection with the program provide further opportunities for the annual Curator-in-Residence to connect with area art students while furthering their teaching experience.

This initiative extends Charlotte Street’s longstanding commitment to nurturing and supporting Kansas City’s artists and arts community and to fostering connections among and between artists and arts practitioners from Kansas City and elsewhere.

Full details and application information at:

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Opportunity: CeRCCa Self-Directed Residency

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Wednesday, December 19. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Deadline: Ongoing

CeRCCa opens its program to artists, critics, researchers and curators interested in participating in self-directed residencies in Llorenç del Penedes, a quiet village located one hour outside of Barcelona and 10 minutes drive to the sea. The physical development of specific projects is not required during the residency at CeRCCA. Self-directed residencies aim to facilitate a space for research and experimentation to implement artistic and curatorial projects. We are able to host individuals or groups of 4 people maximum.


CeRCCa offers three to four individual double bed rooms, two shared bathrooms, kitchen, library, 40 sq m studio, patio, and wireless internet. For proposals that require production workshops and or other equipment, CeRCCa will initiate the necessary contacts. We offer our guidance in finding additional funding for projects and will provide acceptance letters. We are also happy to provide our guidance in getting around the region and in regard to all practical concerns.


The residency studio is available for a fee of 650 euros a month. Applicants are responsible for transportation costs to and from the
residency and daily expenses.

Application requirements

To apply please send an application form to
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Opportunity: Residency for a foreign curator, La Galerie, Contemporary Art Centre, Paris

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Tuesday, October 23. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Deadline: November 19, 2012

Description of the Residency Programme

La Galerie, a non profit Contemporary Art Centre located in the suburbs of Paris, hosts each year a foreign curator in residence for a period of three months. First organised in 2006, the aim of the residency is to put on an exhibition at La Galerie within the context of a public art centre, and to meet artists and professionals working in the contemporary art field in France.

Residency dates: 3 April – 3 July 2013
Exhibition dates: 25 May – 13 July
Deadline: application is to be emailed at the latest November 19th 2012 included.

Free accommodation is provided (including costs of electricity, gas, internet, phone and public transport) in a 65 m2 flat in the centre of Noisy-le-Sec (10 minutes by train from Paris + 15 minutes walk). The flat includes a bedroom, a living room/kitchen and a workspace. In addition there is a cellar connected to the flat, which can be used for events (projection, lecture, etc.).

A total budget of €22,000 is provided by the art centre to cover all expenses of the exhibition including artists’ and curator's travel costs, the curator's fee (€3000), transport of art works, insurance costs, production costs, publicity (invitations, flyers, poster, etc), the publication of a 16 page bilingual French/English leaflet and of a 12 page leaflet for children (graphic design and printing included).

If needed, a short visit (2 days) can be organised before the residency period in order to see the space, meet the team and do some studio visits with artists.

Application Criteria

Each candidate must submit an exhibition proposal which he/she would be able to implement with the help of La Galerie’s team. The exhibition can be a group show (5 artists maximum), a duo or solo show.

In addition, the application would be required to:
- Take into consideration the general artistic programme of La Galerie
- Have an interest in the French art scene.

To facilitate communication with the team and the public of La Galerie, the curator should speak French or English. During the residency, the curator would be required to engage as much as possible with the context of the art centre and participate actively in public talks and events organised by La Galerie. The curator would be required also to write an introductory text and accompanying texts on the works for the press release and the exhibition leaflet.

Application Procedure

Applications have to be e-mailed to the email to the attention of Nathanaëlle Puaud, Residency Coordinator. Applications should contain only 2 attached files in PDF format (maximum total size: 4 MB)

1) The curator’s CV/résumé (PDF file) with his/her name, date of birth, address, phone and email contacts, list of curated exhibitions, pieces of writing, etc.

2) An exhibition proposal (PDF file) including:
- a text (maximum 2 pages) explaining the idea behind the exhibition
- a list of considered artists (even if they’re obviously not confirmed at this stage)
- a short text about each considered artist specifying how his/her work relates in the exhibition (5 lines maximum)
- one picture (reproduction of an art work or exhibition view) for each artist. In the case of a duo or a solo exhibition, please provide pictures of various works.
- ideas about public events and workshops to be organised during the exhibition.

Applications sent by postal mail will not be accepted.

For additional information please visit:

La Galerie, Contemporary Art Centre
Nathanaëlle Puaud, Residency coordinator
1 rue Jean-Jaurès
F- 93130 Noisy-le-Sec
tel: +33 1 49 42 67 17
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Opportunity - Residence de Commissaire, appel à candidatures, Maison Populaire - deadline September 3

Posted by Katerina Gkoutziouli • Friday, June 15. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Le Centre d’art de la Maison Populaire est situé en plein cœur de la ville de Montreuil. Conçu tel un laboratoire, il est un lieu de recherche et d’expérimentation. Il accueille depuis 1995 des expositions d’art contemporain dont la programmation est confiée chaque année à un commissaire en résidence pour y développer une hypothèse de travail personnel.

La programmation du lieu a déjà été confiée à des commissaires parmi les plus actifs de la scène actuelle, tels que Claire Le Restif, Jean-Charles Massera, Estelle Pagès, Yves Brochard, François Piron, Emilie Renard, Aurélie Voltz, Christophe Gallois, le collectif Le Bureau/, Florence Ostende, Raphaële Jeune, Anna Colin...
Le Centre d’art est membre du réseau TRAM qui regroupe à ce jour 31 lieux d’art d’Ile-de-France et renforce chaque année ses actions de médiation pour favoriser l’accès à une culture exigeante pour tous. Il est également membre de l’Association des Galeries d’Art Parisiennes.

Profil du commissaire
L’appel à projet est ouvert aux jeunes commissaires professionnel(le)s de moins de 45 ans, vivant en France, dont ce travail est l’activité principale et qui disposent au moins d’une première expérience de commissariat.

Mission du commissaire

En fonction d’une convention et du calendrier prédéfini, il (elle) sera chargé(e) :
d’assurer la réalisation de trois expositions sur une période de 9 mois en 2013 : janvier à juin 2013 et d’octobre à décembre 2013,
de gérer un budget de 50.000 euros pour la réalisation de trois expositions en 2013.
de sélectionner les artistes et coordonner les différentes phases préparatoires des expositions avec l’équipe en place et les différents partenaires,
de rédiger les différents supports de communication et de médiation,
de rédiger le catalogue et du suivi de sa fabrication, dont la parution doit intervenir dans le cadre du finissage de l’exposition en décembre 2013,
de participer à l’élaboration des événements en direction des publics (rencontres, conférences, projections, concerts, ateliers),
d’être présent(e) lors du jury de sélection de l’artiste multimédia en résidence à la Maison Populaire et l’intégrer au dernier volet de sa programmation.
d’être présent(e) lors des réunions de préparation, de montage, de démontage et de promotion de l’exposition.

Pour plus d'informations, visitez

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Call for Applications: Residencies at Darling Foundry

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Sunday, December 25. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Call for Applications
Residencies at Darling foundry
CURATORS in visual arts

Pilot Darling Foundry - Astérides (Marseille)
Residencies : November to December 2012
(1 French curator in Montreal and 1 Québécois curator in Marseille)
Deadline January 15, 2012

Residency: May to June 2012
This program is dedicated to curators from the Americas, including Canada. Québécois are not eligible.

**Deadline extended to January 23, 2012**

Guidelines, forms and more informations:
residence -at-


Appel de dossiers - Résidences à la Fonderie Darling
Volet commissaires en arts visuels

Pilote Fonderie Darling - Astérides (Marseille)
Résidences : novembre - décembre 2012
(1 commissaire Français à Montréal et 1 commissaire Québécois à Marseille)
date de tombée : 15 janvier 2012

Résidence : mai - juin 2012
Ce programme s’adresse aux commissaires en provenance du continent des Amériques, incluant le Canada.
Les Québécois ne sont pas admissibles.
**Date de tombée reportée au 23 janvier 2012**
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Opportunity - Residency for Canadian Curator and Writer in Contemporary Art, Est-Nord-Est, deadline November 15

Posted by April Steele • Sunday, October 30. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Est-Nord-Est is an artist-run centre which offers, through its residency program, technical support and a critical context to artists engaged in the process of research / creation. Founded originally on the idea of offering to contemporary sculptors a context to work and exchange in contact with a unique traditional savoir-faire, Est-Nord-Est today welcomes artists involved in all disciplines and practices associated with current visual art. Est-Nord-Est is situated in the village of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River, about 115kms from Quebec City, 350kms from Montreal. The region presents a unique mixture of forest, a strong agricultural presence and the atmosphere of the waterway.

With the intent to encourage the development of art writing and professional curatorial practice in Canadian contemporary art, Est-Nord-Est is adding to its regular program a new residency for Canadian curators and writers in contemporary art. Convinced of the importance and the value of the meeting of art and words, this initiative hopes to promote and stimulate a fertile relationship between artists in residence at Est-Nord-Est and Canadian professionals working in the sphere of the mediation of Art. The curators and writers share a work environment with the artists. In this way, they can pursue their own research while being involved, through exchange and discussion, in a context of “art in the making”. They will also be encouraged to develop a critical reflexion on the resident artists work and their creative processes.

Three residencies are offered each year, in the spring, summer and fall. Up to four artists and a curator or a writer may participate in each residence, eight weeks for the artists, four weeks for the curator or the writer.

Est-Nord-Est is a member of Res Artis - Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies, the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec, and is among the host organizations for Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes.

Curators and writers receive a 550$ stipend and free lodging for the four-week period of the residence. A 250$ writer’s fee will also be paid for texts on the residency produced for publication by Est-Nord-Est (250 words per artist). Curators and writers have access to an individual studio space, documentation on the artists, certain electronic equipment, logistical support… and a bicycle. The artists and the curator or the writer share a collective house next door to the Est-Nord-Est studios. It has five bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, two bathrooms and a laundry room.

Periods of residency
Spring: May 28 to June 22, 2012
Summer: July 30 to August 24, 2012
Fall: October 8 to November 2, 2012.

Submit an application
Your application must include:
- A resume (maximum two pages, Word format (.doc /.rtf) or PDF);
- A letter of intent (maximum one page, Word formats (.doc /. Rtf) or PDF);
- Two copies of published texts on contemporary art (critical exhibition review, essay, pamphlet, catalog or art book text, etc.);
- A pre-stamped self-addressed envelope for the return of the documents;
- The application form duly completed (find it on our web site:

Deadline: November 15, 2011

Applications may be sent by mail (to be postmarked by November 15, 2011) or by e-mail (max 7 MO).

A jury of peers evaluates applications.

Responses will be forwarded by e-mail by the end of January 2012.

Est-Nord-Est, résidence d’artistes
335, avenue de Gaspé Ouest
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (Québec) G0R 3G0 CANADA
[email protected]
Information: 418 598-6363
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Opportunity - Curator-in-Residence, Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center, deadline November 18

Posted by April Steele • Wednesday, October 12. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Portland, Oregon based Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center is accepting proposals for a curator-in-residence for its 2012-2013
exhibition season. Disjecta is a nonprofit art and cultural organization that provides essential resources for artists to create and exhibit new work, serving as a bridge between Portland’s larger arts institutions and smaller, grassroots organizations and galleries. Disjecta houses an expansive exhibition space for the presentation of vital visual and performing arts at the local, regional, national and
international level that speaks to the region's diverse interests, talents and identities.

Disjecta developed the Curator-in-Residence program to allow for significant engagement with a broad range of curators and artists.
Rotated on an annual cycle, the program provides an opportunity for local and national curatorial talent to develop and expand the scope
of their curatorial practice by organizing a series of exhibitions in Disjecta’s dynamic 3,000-square-foot space. Throughout the season (September 2012 through August 2013) the curator-in-residence will organize a series of five to six exhibitions. At least three of these must highlight regional artists of the Pacific Northwest. The nature of Disjecta’s exhibition space and mission encourages contemporary work that is installation-based, specific to the site or project-based. Disjecta encourages artists and guest curators to challenge themselves and viewers, to take intelligent risks, and to expand definitions of discipline.

Scope of Work
- Solicit and select artists for five or six exhibits (three must emphasize regional Pacific Northwest work) and oversee exhibit planning, budgeting and design.
- Administer contracts, schedules and budgets in collaboration with Disjecta staff.
- Assist in planning and attend opening receptions, group tours/curator talks, artist talks and workshops with exhibiting artists.
- Communicate the mission and goals of Disjecta while bringing a unique curatorial vision to the program.
- Convey key messages about artists’ work and Curator-in-Residence exhibits to Disjecta staff for media materials.
- Prepare drawings, models and sketches as required.
- Participate in fundraising duties as needed or assigned.

Desired Qualifications
- Minimum three year curatorial history.
- Awareness of contemporary arts issues, practices and artists.
- A clear and distinct curatorial vision that is consistent with Disjecta’s mission.
- Knowledge of or willingness to become familiar with regional contemporary art.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team within a larger arts organization.
- Ability to organize and communicate messages effectively through writing and public presentation.
- Ability to manage exhibition budgets.
- Ability to meet deadlines.
- Graduate-level education in curatorial studies or a related field is preferred but not required.

Submission Requirements
All applications must be sent via email. No exceptions. The subject line must read: Curator in Residence Application. Please include the

1. Examples of past curatorial work, including images and critical reviews.
2. Curatorial statement and vision for the Disjecta Curator-in-Residence Program.
3. Professional resume.
4. Two writing samples.
5. Three professional references.

Proposals are due to Disjecta on Friday, November 18, 2011 Midnight PST. Please forward application materials to Bryan Suereth at bryan(at) Qualified candidates will be contacted in November. No phone calls please.
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Opportunity - Art & Law Residency Program, deadline October 17

Posted by April Steele • Monday, September 26. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Program Goal
The Art & Law Residency provides an intellectual and artistic setting for participants to engage in ongoing discussions and debates that examine the overlap and disconnect between artistic production and the law from historical, social, ethical and intellectual standpoints. Using law as both a discourse and medium, new visual artwork and critical writing will come into being through the Program. All the participants will also gain experience and knowledge they can carry into the future beyond the Program.

The core of the Program will be semi-monthly Seminars directed at the examination of current art and law issues. Seminars will take place at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP. Faculty as well as leading legal scholars and visiting artists will lead these Seminars. During the course of the Program, artists and writers will develop new projects and papers and receive support from Faculty on a regular basis to discuss and address the aesthetic, practical, philosophical, legal and judicial aspects of their work. The Residency will culminate in a public Exhibition and a Symposium held in New York City where artists will exhibit their projects and writers will present papers. Curators will work with The Residency curator in conceptualizing and organizing The Residency exhibition.

Program Provides:

1. Seminars: Twice a month, a legal scholar, artist or Program Faculty will lead Seminars as well as assign related readings. Topics for lectures and group discussions will include practical, theoretical, philosophical and speculative perspectives on art and law.

2. Legal consultation and representation: Access to private consultations with attorneys and work with assigned pro bono representation for individual projects as required. Additional legal advice and guidance in the form of individual meetings to discuss general practical and theoretical questions may be arranged.

3. Studio Visits and Mentoring: Visual artists will benefit from studio visits by visiting artists and curators. Writers will be assigned a mentor to help with the conceptualization and development of their papers.

4. Exhibition and Symposium: Writers will present papers at an evening Symposium and visual artists will exhibit their final work in an exhibition. Curators will work with The Residency curator in conceptualizing and organizing The Residency exhibition. Curators will also write a 2,000 word essay about The Residency exhibition. A modest stipend will be provided towards production costs and/or research materials.

5. Van Lier Fellowships: VLA is pleased to announce that the residency will offer Van Lier Fellowships in its second and third years which VLA administers on behalf of the Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust. Van Lier Fellowships are made possible with the generous support of the New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund.

Participants are required to attend semi-monthly Seminars as well as participate actively in group discussion and individual project and paper development. Participants who successfully complete the Seminar series will participate in the final Exhibition and Symposium. The semi-monthly Seminars will be held on Mondays from 6-9 pm at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP. Seminars commence in January 2012.

Applicants must have a minimum four-year professional record. Visual artists working in all media may apply. Writers may have backgrounds in Art History, Art Theory, and Art Criticism and be strongly engaged with contemporary visual art. Artists and writers interested in issues of constitutional law, contracts, property, free speech and intellectual property are especially encouraged to apply.

How To Apply
Please submit all parts of the applications by mail or in-person by October 17, 2011 (in-office receipt) to:

Art & Law Residency Program
1 East 53rd Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10022


1. Statement:
Please indicate if you would like to participate as a visual artist, writer or curator. The statement should discuss your work, educational experience, intellectual interests, as well as your interest in the Program and how the Program may benefit your work. The statement should be no longer than two pages.

2. Resume or CV:
Detailing most relevant accomplishments including education, exhibitions, residencies, publications, awards. Please include name, address, phone, email and website.

3. Two References:
Include only names and contact information. Letters are not required.

4. Work Sample:
For visual artists: 15-20 images of recent work on DVD or CD, or up to 5-minutes of recent video on DVD. Save images as .jpg, 1000 x 1000 pixels at 72 dpi. Please include an image list detailing title, date, materials, and dimensions or running times.

For Writers:
Two recent writing samples, totaling no more than 20 pages, double spaced.

For Curators:
A writing sample (catalog, journal, etc.) no longer than 20 pages and 10 to 15 images of recent curated exhibitions.


Other submission guidelines:
Include your name on each page you submit. Do not submit original material, VHS tapes or 35 mm slides. Applications will not be returned. Late applications will not be considered.

Please note: There is no application form or application fee.

Application materials will be treated with care; however, the Program is not responsible for their loss or damage. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your DVD or CD returned. Additional materials will not be returned.

Selection and Notification Process
Participants will be selected by Program Faculty on the strength of their application and demonstrated potential for vigorous debate and group discussion. Candidates should show promise for artistic and intellectual growth in their own work during the course of the Residency as well as any possible contribution their work and research may make to the field at large. Selected participants will be notified December 1, 2011 .

Application inquiries via e-mail are preferred: ssarmiento(at)

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Opportunity - Curatorial Residency, KHOJ, deadline May 15

Posted by April Steele • Wednesday, April 20. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

KHOJ International Artists' Association invites applications for Curatorial Residency at KHOJ

Deadline: 15th May, 2011

In its second year, the Curatorial Residency is based on the model of practice-based training for curators in an attempt to develop a training ground for emerging curators. The two resident curators selected will engage with various modes of artistic practice and active involvement in critical writing. They will benefit from the support and network of art practitioners who are associated with KHOJ.

The duration of the residency will be two months (mid July to mid September) and will culminate in a project/ exhibition by end October 2011.

Requirements for the application:

Please submit:

• A copy of your latest resume

• 3 writing samples/ Post graduate thesis

• Catalogues/ documentation of exhibitions that you have curated in the past

• A brief proposal for the residency based on the curatorial concept (refer to the website)

• Two recommendation letters from art professionals who are familiar with your work

• Any additional material that may support your application

• The applicant should also articulate his/her concerns and aspirations as a curator, and offer some perspective on the context of curatorial practice in India and how their proposed curatorial project hopes to address this context.

Send by e-mail or post to:

KHOJ International Artists' Association

S-17 Khirki Extension

New Delhi -110017

E-mail: interact (at)

Application Deadline: 15th May, 2011

More Information:
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Opportunity - DELFINA-FICA Research Fellowship, deadline May 5

Posted by April Steele • Wednesday, April 20. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

DELFINA-FICA Research Fellowship 2011, London
Delfina Foundation (DELFINA) Fellowships
Deadline: 5th May 2011

Delfina Foundation (DELFINA) is pleased to invite applicants from the Middle East & North Africa region for the DELFINA-FICA Research Fellowship 2011, a collaboration between the Goldsmith's Department of Visual Cultures and the PhD. Program in Curatorial/Knowledge and Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts).

The Research Fellowship 2011 aims to provide an opportunity for intensive research in the field of visual arts by curators and researchers who have an innovative Visual Culture project in progress, and who might benefit from the research and curatorial work that is being done by the fellowship's partner institutions in London. Priority will be given to projects that are further along in their development and engage with specific cultural and curatorial issues. Artists are welcome to apply; however this residency is largely focused on the development of critical-curatorial discourse, not singularly on artistic practice.

The partnership with the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) enables a research fellow from India to work alongside a participant from the Middle East & North Africa region supported by DELFINA. The initiative will provide opportunities for both fellows to undergo the programme t ogether, which may result in opportunities for knowledge exchange and critical discourse across the MENASA (Middle East, North Africa, South Asia) region. Please note that Indian participants should apply directly to FICA.

Conditions for applicants:

Currently living and working in the Middle East & North Africa region
Strongly preferred: a relevant post graduate degree
Preferred: Proven commitment/experience of curatorial work
Practical experience will also be considered, although not mandatory
Available during the autumn 2011 term and able to be released from employment or other academic involvement
Proficient in English

The 2011 recipient will receive:

A 12-week residency (September to December) in London, including one return flight to London, a bursary for per diems and basic living costs, and accommodation at DELFINA. Please note that any request for change in dates will not be accommodated.
Access to attend Goldsmith's post-graduate courses and the Curatorial/Knowledge seminars
Personal tutoring from faculty members of Goldsmiths and Iniva
An opportunity to be involved in developing research and discussion with the Iniva Curatorial team
Access to the Iniva's Stuart Hall Library and Archive
An opportunity to assist with Iniva and DELFINA's programming
Goldsmiths, Iniva and DELFINA will provide an important platform to the recipient scholar to meet fellow research scholars, artists and a network of professionals in the field of contemporary art in London

Applicants are expected to submit:

The completed application form
A 2500 word (maximum) research proposal. The title of your research paper should be included.
A statement of purpose
Recent CV/resume
Examples of relevant work (preferably two samples of published works)
* Two references

The recipient will be expected to present his/her final research paper at Goldsmiths at the end of the residency and at a discussion event hosted by one of the partners in London. A copy of the final research, along with all documentation, will be submitted to DELFINA, Iniva's Stuart Hall Library and FICA.

Closing date for applications: 5th May 2011, 17:00 GMT.
All applicants will be notified of the panel's decision by 31st May 2011.

The Delfina Foundation
29 Catherine Place, Victoria
SW1E 6DY London
tel: +44 (0)20 7233 5344
apply (at)

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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 application date for this opportunity has passed.

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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