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Dates: April 8-­19, 2019

Location: Budapest (Hungary)

Application deadline: Jan 22, 2019.

The first East Calls Curatorial Residency is a unique residency programme
for emerging curators to gain a comprehensive insight and network of the
local contemporary art scene in focus.

East Calls is an intensive 2-week programme 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 East Call
programme focuses on open, horizontal and conversation-based transfers of

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.

The residents spend two weeks in Budapest. Throughout this period,
participants intensively expand their professional practice by conducting
in-depth investigations of contemporary exhibitions, getting introduced to
case studies of leading curators and their engagements, and taking part in
artist’s studio visits and curatorial workshops.

By sharing the experiential and theoretical Best Practices of the leading
contemporary art museums, galleries, the program offers 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 of
Budapest. 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: 800 EUROS

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

Easttopics also provides a budget for a project/programming.

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 at gmail.com

Application deadline: Jan 22, 2019.

Selection process: Jan 29, 2019.

For additional information, please contact us at: easttopics at gmail.com

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