[artinfo] Curators Connection

Fruzsina Kigyós kigyosfruzsina at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 15:31:55 CEST 2013

*Call for application*

 *Curators Connection* – a unique residency programme for emerging curators
to gain a comprehensive insight and network in Vienna and Budapest

*9 October-31 November 2013*

 Curators Connection is an intensive 8 weeks programme that looks directly
at the roles and responsibilities of curators as mediators between artists,
objects, institutions, experiences and audiences. The main focus is on
contemporary conditions of display and the understanding of issues and
institutions affecting contemporary art. Curators Connection aims to foster
interesting dialogues on issues surrounding curation and takes a wide
perspective in the inquiry into what constitutes “the curatorial” in the
Central European region and particularly in Vienna and Budapest today.

 The Programme is designed for emerging curators and students who expect to
work in the contemporary-art field. It is intended to familiarize
participants with current trends in practice and to provide opportunities
to explore the cultural functioning of curating and its relation to
exhibitions, institutions, audiences, aesthetics and display culture.

 The residents spend three weeks in Vienna and five weeks in Budapest.
Throughout this intensive 8 weeks period participants expand their
professional practice by conducting in-depth investigations of contemporary
exhibitions, getting introduced to case studies of leading curators and
their engagements, taking part in artist’s studio visits and self
-management workshops. Moreover, participants are exposed to the practical
and theoretical Best Practices of the leading contemporary art museums,
galleries and fairs, such as the Vienna Art Fair and the Budapest Art
Market. The program offers participants a unique chance to develop project
ideas, conduct research of their particular interests, make connections and
discussions with professionals of the leading contemporary art events and
organisations of Vienna and Budapest and forging new networks
internationally. The residency denouement is the development of a
publication and the curation of a display or a lecture of a case study.

 *Programme dates*

Residency period: from 9th October to 31 November 2013

Duration: 8 weeks/ 40 hours per week

Application deadline: 30th August 2013

 *Application *

10–15 applicants will be selected to participate in the Curators
Connection. The Programme is international, open to any nationalities.
English will be used as the working language therefore, a strong English
knowledge is required. All applicants must fill the application form and
include a description of their professional background, motivation to take
part in the Programme and special field of interest.

To apply, and for the application form, please visit *www.cartc.hu* website.


The Programme fee is 1.400 €.

The fee includes the use of office facilities, entry fees of museums and
special events and public transport in Budapest and Vienna. It covers as
well the production costs of the final show and the publication. Travel and
accommodation expenses are NOT included.

 The Programme is organised by BlockFrei (Vienna) and cARTc space and
project of contemporary art (Budapest).

More information: *www.blockfrei.at* or *www.cartc.hu* and *
kigyosfruzsi at cartc.hu*.

Kigyós Fruzsina

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