• Curatorial Program 2015 – Innovators Grant

Following our aim to develop new strategies in curatorial practice and beyond, Node Center for Curatorial Studies Berlin is thrilled to announce the launch of the Curatorial Program 2015 – Innovators Grant, a new two-month long program to develop experimental learning methods in fields outside of art.

Dates: between 15 August and 30 October (exact dates to be confirmed)
Application deadline: 15 February, 2015
Number of participants: 6
Amount: participants receive 900 euro grant

Through our Curatorial Program – Innovators Grant we will bring together six risky thinkers/makers willing to expand the use of art and curation. With the idea of looking out from an art perspective, we will explore through the Program how art practices can enrich and provide practical uses to education. Node is a private self-funded institution, with our desire to develop and expand art practice we are providing this residency cost-free. In addition Node will grant each participant 900 euros to assist in covering their living expenses.

The Program will be held in Berlin, Germany, focusing on art-thinking rather than the art-object, applying the possibilities of art to education in other fields. By art-thinking, we are referring to strategies of knowledge that question the everyday, using intuitive, creative and poetic approaches to find different access points or pathways to known topics.

For a two-month period we will work intensively through brainstorming sessions, research, adventures and experimentation. There is no set final outcome to the Program, we will instead collaborate together to develop imaginative manuals or strategic guides. It will be a hands-on program!

Node Center is an art organization focused on curatorial practice. We work to expand and challenge the current limits of art and curation to stimulate different ways of approaching these practices. During the past three years we have held eight curatorial residencies which drew together groups of curators to provide basic practical and theoretical skills. Each residency resulted in an exhibition and publication. We also have an ever-growing platform of online courses, bringing together participants worldwide. Now we take it a step further with the Curatorial Program – Innovators Grant.

If you think this Program suits you, please check for requirements before applying, here.


Curator, The Arts Catalyst – London, UK

Hours: Part-time 2.5 days per week
Salary: £15,000 per annum (£30,000 pro rata)
Workplace: Central London

Deadline for applications: Monday 16 February 2015, 5pm


The Arts Catalyst is one of the UK’s most distinctive visual and interdisciplinary arts organisations, distinguished by ambitious artists’ commissions that engage with the ideas and impact of science. Our work aims to be provocative, risk-taking, and to stimulate discourse around contemporary science and culture. In our 20 years, The Arts Catalyst has commissioned more than 120 artists’ projects, including major projects by Aleksandra Mir, Tomas Saraceno, The Otolith Group, Jan Fabre, Helen Chadwick, Carey Young, James Acord and Ashok Sukumaran. We produce exhibitions, events, performances and publications, in a range of sites and contexts, working collaboratively with arts, science and academic organisations in the UK and internationally.

The Arts Catalyst has a deep commitment to artists and artistic process, working with artists at pivotal stages in their careers and providing opportunities for them to develop bold projects in unusual contexts. Underpinning and complementing Arts Catalyst’s artistic programme is our research strand, which aims to extend the traditional boundaries of art, intersecting with science, technology, politics and other fields. As well, we run a programme of critical discussion events, talks and workshops, and participatory and education projects for a range of communities.
The Arts Catalyst is non-profit organisation. It is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

Purpose of the Job

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, creative curator to plan and deliver The Arts Catalyst’s artistic programme, working in close cooperation with the Director and within a small team. The Curator will be responsible for the development of innovative artists’ projects and visionary exhibitions, which can also reach a broad audience.

Key Responsibilities
• Research ideas, artists, venues and partners for projects and exhibitions, with a focus on new artists’ commissions, in line with the mission and vision of the organisation
• Build a network of artists, experts, venues and organisations (cultural, academic, scientific), working towards collaborative projects and programmes
• Seek out and respond creatively to appropriate calls, competitions, and strategic funding opportunities
• Develop and deliver exhibitions and other programme to highest standards and on budget, working closely with the Programme Manager and other colleagues
• Promote the artistic programme at national and international levels and raise awareness of The Arts Catalyst within the London visual arts sector
• Work with the Director to develop a fundraising strategy for the artistic programme, and help to research and approach potential funders
Equal Opportunities: The Arts Catalyst is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

To download a full job description and details on how to apply, please visit our website: http://www.artscatalyst.org/news/job-opportunity-curator

Deadline for applications: Monday 16 February 2015, 5pm

The Arts Catalyst
Isis House, 67-69 Southwark Street
London SE1 0HX, UK