Three European contemporary art museums launch a new call for curatorial projects for the international Award for Young Curators 2016. This award gives participants the opportunity to develop their contemporary artistic creation project in the art spaces in Portugal, France and Norway.
What is the competition about?
MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, 49 Nord 6 Est—FRAC Lorraine, Metz and SFKM, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde have organized the Award for Young Curators. This award gives participants the opportunity to submit a topic of research and reflection which is of personal interest, and the possibility to bring it to fruition in the project venues at MARCO, at 49 Nord 6 Est-FRAC Lorraine, and at SFKM.
How does it work?
–The proposal must be within the field of contemporary artistic creation and is open to any creative forms.
–Experimental proposals including a collaborative dimension or a collective practice (with communities, social groups, multidisciplinary participants, etc.) are welcomed.
–The project may be accompanied or constituted by a program of activities in order to open a new space of reflection regarding the treated topic. The project may include works already in the Collection of FRAC Lorraine and the Collections of SFKM (to be discovered during the residency in Førde).
–The winning project will have a maximum budget of 20,000 EUR for each venue.
–The project will open at the first venue early in 2017.
Who can apply?
All curators born in 1975 and later are eligible to enter the competition. If the entry is a group project, one person will be chosen from that group to represent it and act as a mediator. Curators will not be allowed to participate as artists in the projects. No more than one project per entrant will be accepted. Entries must be previously unpublished and must provide for the participation of two or more artists or contributors.
The curator of the winning project will receive the sum of 6,500 EUR, tax included, as an honorarium. His/her travel expenses (for the residencies and installation periods in the three institutions) will be reimbursed, upon presentation of appropriate supporting documents, for up to 5,000 EUR, including taxes.
Where can I find the application guidelines?
Submission / deadline
Entries must be exclusively and simultaneously submitted (PDF format) to the following email addresses—firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org—with the subject: “Award for Young Curators.” Applications received in only one venue will not be accepted. Projects must be written in English.
Deadline for the delivery of the projects: Midnight, Thursday, March 31, 2016