Dear readers:
Just a couple days ago we have released information on an exciting new venture: the Curating.info Fellowship.

The Curating.info Fellowship is a paid opportunity for an individual to conduct curatorial research and produce an exhibition for the 2012 exhibition season at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) Glasgow, a dynamic organisation in one of Europe’s most culturally-vibrant cities. The Fellowship is funded partly by CCA, and partly by the Curating.info community itself through a crowdfunding campaign.

There are very few opportunities to conduct curatorial research and work on curating an exhibition with minimal creative constraints, especially for emerging and mid-career curators. While there is plenty of unpaid work out there, there is a real need for quality career opportunities that are paid and that also offer a real result: your own curated exhibition. This need was the driving force in creating the Curating.info Fellowship.

As a reader, you know that Curating.info is the leading resource for curators of contemporary art on the web, providing information and editorial content to curators free of charge since its inception in 2006. Since 2006, I have never appealed directly to the readership for any funds, simply managing and improving the site as a labour of love. With this new project, I am finally appealing for donations — though not to run the site itself! — but to support this great opportunity for one of your colleagues (or, if you choose to apply and you succeed — an opportunity for yourself!)

All the funds raised through our crowdfunding campaign will go directly to paying the Fellow a professional fee, and any funds in excess of our goal will go towards next year’s Fellowship. The site we are using, RocketHub, is not an investment or charity, but just a fundraising platform where supporters can help us provide this Fellowship. Supporters will get rewards ranging from acknowledgement to art publications to mixtapes to stickers, and more, depending on the level of support.

I hope you will donate to this campaign, and I hope you will apply for this opportunity as well! The CCA is a fantastic institution with a long history in Glasgow. At its centrally-located premises on Sauchiehall Street, CCA has multiple gallery spaces, a cinema, cafe/restaurant, bar, meeting/lecture spaces, and bookshop. I partnered with the CCA for this Fellowship because it is an institution I know well and trust; also it is simply an interesting place in the heart of a wonderful city and led by a visionary director, Francis McKee.

Applications for the Fellowship will be accepted until October 21 2011. Get the application pack here: http://curating.info/pages/fellowship.html

Please spread the word, donate generously, and apply to be the first Fellow!

Many thanks,
Michelle Kasprzak
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Curating.info

Image: CCA Glasgow

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