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31 Jan 2020

Central Europe | East Calls residency call for emerging curators

Call for emerging curators for East Calls residency program in Budapest and Bratislava. This residency is a unique program for emerging curators to gain a comprehensive insight and network of the local contemporary art scene in focus.

East Calls is an intensive program that looks directly at the roles and responsibilities of curators as mediators between audiences and artists, as well as research and experience. The residency focuses on contemporary curatorial conditions, institutional situations and the understanding of issues affecting contemporary art. East Calls aims to foster dialogues on issues surrounding curation and to interrogate what constitutes “the curatorial” in the Central European region.

The Programme is designed for emerging curators and students who expect to work in the field of contemporary art. It intends to introduce participants to current and relevant practices as well as to the mechanisms of curating in relation to exhibitions, institutions, audiences, aesthetics and cultural political discourse.

  • Period: 20 April - 1 May 2020
  • Length: 2 weeks
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary / Bratislava, Slovakia 

The residents spend ten days in Budapest, and two days in Bratislava as a final regional case-study. Throughout this period, participants intensively expand their professional knowledge and practice by conducting in-depth investigations of contemporary exhibitions, getting introduced to case studies of leading curators and their engagements, taking part in curatorial workshops, visiting artist’s studio, and exchanging, discussing with each other during their stay. By sharing the experiential and theoretical best practices of leading contemporary art museums, galleries, the program offers to the participants a unique chance to develop project ideas, conduct research of their particular interests, enrich connections and networks internationally as well as elaborate discussions with contemporary art professionals active in Budapest and Bratislava. The residency aims to conclude with the conception of a publication, the curation of an exhibition or the presentation of a lecture in the form of a case study.

Participation fee: 1.000 EUROS

The fee includes the use of office facilities, participation in workshops, guest lectures, entry fees of museums and special events, the use of public transport in Budapest, inland transport for provincial venues and regional transport for Bratislava.

Easttopics also provides budget for a project developed in the frame of and as a result of the residency program.

Travel to Budapest for the start of the program and back at the end of the program, as well as accommodation expenses are NOT included.

Please send a letter of intent and cv to: easttopics@gmail.com  

Application deadline: 31 January 2020