OPPORTUNITIES: Call for Curators OCT 1 – OCT 8

A Practical Guide to Curating

Online course by Node Center

Apply before: October 8th
Duration: Oct 15 – Nov 5, 2014
Lecturer: Maeve Mulrennan
Participation fee: 148,75 €

This course provides the basic tools to curate in the art field from start to finish. It examines the ideas and practicalities of curation, looking at what curating is and its potential, followed by practical sessions on developing a proposal and managing a project. The course includes two exercises, one research based and the other project management based.

Following the course, participants will learn practical tools to research and develop a curatorial proposal, project management skills and managing their curatorial practice. This course is an ideal primer for those who want to get started making exhibitions.

*Online material available 24/7 during the duration of the course and 4 weekly video-conferences every Wednesday at 7pm Central European Time

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PROGRAM

Week 1:  Role of the curator

  • What are your expectations of curating?
  • What do curators do? Types of curators, difference between project manager, artists as curator, commercial gallerist, museum.
  • Different models of curating
  • Different approaches to curating: what can be done, how your work fits into existing gallery / project space models
  • Managing & Positioning your curatorial practice
  • Curatorial case studies
  • Assignment: research a curatorial case study on a solo exhibition by a contemporary curator.

Week 2: Building your proposal with artists

  • Developing your proposal / what is your project?
  • Researching artists (studio visits, database, techniques)
  • Communicating your ideas to artists & developing curatorial ideas with artists
  • Writing the proposal
  • Inviting artists to participate & defining a working model
  • Assignment: Draft a proposal for a curatorial project.

Week 3: Working with a space

Working in a space; how to get a space, how to propose your project to a gallery

  • Insurance, Health & Safety, Transport & Art handling
  • Installing: guidelines for working with digital media, digital equipment
  • Examples of different layouts of 2D works
  • Devising an installation timetable; working with a technician / art handler & artists
  • Basic contracts: for artists, gallery spaces & technicians
  • The take down; the resources you need, invoices you need to send, other things you need to do to ‘tidy up’.

 

Week 4: Communicating your project

The audience: who are they, what do they expect, how to communicate with them on a marketing level and an artistic level.

  • What to do with your audience once you have them – public programming and engagement
  • Marketing & promotion; mediating your project to the public & the art community
  • The Vernissage: practical guidelines on what to do & why
  • Engaging a writer / critic
  • The importance of documenting your project & different examples

For further information, visit: http://www.nodecenter.org/

JOBS

Associate Curator of Photography
The Columbus Museum of Art seeks a dynamic, knowledgeable, and highly-motivated individual to lead its photography program. The successful candidate will be responsible for building, utilizing and advancing the Museum’s collection of historic through contemporary photography with relevant exhibitions, programming, and scholarly publications. Deadline: October 1, 2014 Read more

Open Call for Curator – Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016
Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) seeks a Chief Curator or Curator Team for its sixth international triennial to be held in Oslo, Norway in the autumn of 2016.The Curator will have primary academic and artistic responsibility for OAT 2016, including the development of its conceptual and thematic framework, research and programming, exhibitions and events. Deadline: October 17, 2014 Read more

Seeking for Curator of Education and Public Programmes
Para Site is Hong Kong’s leading contemporary art space and one of the oldest and most active independent art centres in Asia. . Under the direction of the Executive Director/Curator, the Curator of Education is responsible for the implementation and management of Para Site’s public programmes and new educational initiatives aimed at diverse audiences. Deadline: October 17, 2014 Read more

Executive Director – Elmhurst Art Museum
EAM seeks a thoroughly experienced and visionary leader with high level development experience, deep knowledge of the arts and its significance in society, proven fiscal management and entrepreneurial spirit for its next Executive Director, who will be positioned to leverage the support of a strong Board of Directors, a dedicated staff. Read more

Walker Art Center seeks Curatorial Research Assistant
Walker Art Center seeks a Curatorial Research Assistant to assist the Senior Curator, Design, Research, and Publishing in the research, planning and production of exhibitions and publications for three upcoming projects, involving aspects of modern and contemporary architecture, design, and visual art. Read more
EDUCATION

MoMA Courses: Curatorial Perspectives
This class considers current collection gallery installations at MoMA, along with recent and current exhibitions, to explore curatorial perspectives on building narratives and connections between artists, artworks, and mediums. Read more

Establish yourself: how to start a creative platform or art organization
Online course by Node Center with lecturer Dafna Maimon. This course gives you the keys to become an organization in the art world: from freelancing to creating your own platform, foundation or cultural enterprise. It will provide creative tools and techniques to turn your art aspirations into a financially viable business. During the course, participants will be encouraged to develop their own innovative organization either a hypothetical or actual one. Deadline: October 9, 2014 Read more
Lighting for Galleries and Exhibitions
Online course by Node Center with lecturer Michael Dooney. This course is designed to give an insight into lighting design with a focus on art galleries, museum and exhibition spaces. Participants will learn about the various tools and techniques available when designing lighting for an exhibition and how to best communicate these ideas to an architect, lighting designer or electrical planner when designing a space. Deadline: October 10, 2014, Read more

Art Criticism and Writing
Online workshop by Node Center with lecturer An Paenhuysen. Writing about art has no template, in this workshop it will be treated as an evolving social form by dedicating to the writing of short-form art critical reviews and learning how to formulate an idea with clarity, how to analyze and evaluate art and its display in a thoughtful, meaningful way. A range of critical methods as well as different outlets (art magazine, newspaper, blog, etc.) are discussed. Deadline: October 13, 2014 Read more
Honours in Curatorship – Call for applications
Applications are open for the Honours in Curatorship programme offered by Michaelis School of Fine Art’s Centre for Curating the Archive in close collaboration with Iziko Museums of South Africa. The programme offers courses in the theory and practice of curatorship, developing in students a sophisticated awareness of the practicalities, politics and poetics of working with collections of many kinds. Deadline: October 31, 2014 Read more
FELLOWSHIPS

Fellowships –The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers fellowships in art history for PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and senior museum professionals. All fellowships must take place between September 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016. Senior fellowships are intended for those who hold a PhD on the date of application and for well-established scholars. Deadline: November 7, 2014 Read more
RESIDENCIES

Open Call for Residency Program
Rupert’s residency program is suited for local and international thinkers: artists, writers, curators, cultural managers, and academics, providing them with the opportunity to live and work in Vilnius while developing individual projects and immersing themselves in the region’s creative sphere. Deadline: October 1, 2014 Read more