CuratorLab – Curatorial Program for Professionals in Arts, Crafts and Design

CuratorLab (Estocolmo)
Applications are accepted once a year, to enter in September 2010.
The application deadline for 2010/2011 is April 5, 2010.

CuratorLab is an international self-directed curatorial course dedicated to the advancement of curatorial practices based on research in the arts, crafts and design. It is designed to offer time to conduct research and to explore new directions and ideas in order to develop artistic or theoretical work while linking academic study to cultural projects.

The program offers the participants the possibility to develop and realize one individual or collaborative project in the form of a public presentation, i.e. exhibition, lecture series, publication, screenings, seminar, for which CuratorLab provides professional feedback and practical support as well as a moderate research/production budget.
The final form, and where it will be presented, is decided by each participant in dialogue with his or her personal advisor.

CuratorLab will arrange guest lectures by professionals in the field, and provides each participant access to the faculties across Konstfack’s nine departments, visiting curators, critics and practitioners, and be welcomed into graduate seminars and classes.

Dependant on the individual aims and research topics of the participants the faculty will assist in contacting art institutions to arrange lectures, to set up meetings with professionals in the field, as well as schedule studio visits with artists and designers in the Nordic region.
Participants will be introduced to Konstfack’s Nordic and international network in arts, design and craft.

Participants are encouraged to organize public presentations within Konstfack, in the form of discussions, lectures, screenings, or seminars, for which they will receive support by the faculty.

Konstfack provides each participant with a shared office space including telephone, Internet and other amenities, and access to local research libraries.

Applications are accepted once a year, to enter in September 2010. The program is flexible. It can be divided over different intervals over the academic year and it is not required to be based in Stockholm full time. The final schedule will be determined during the first meeting mid September in Stockholm.

The program is international and all seminars are in English.

Tuition at Konstfack is free of charge. The university college has no scholarships to offer students.
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Requirement for Application
MA degree in fine art, art history, critical studies, architecture, crafts and design and / or equivalent working experience in independent curatorial practices or within institutions.

Application Deadline
April 5, 2010.

Application Form
Download the application form here (pdf).

More information
For further information please contact Renée Padt, Programme Director CuratorLab, [email protected]

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