Impakt festival (the Nehterlans): Call for Festival Curator(s)
Impakt, foundation for critical media culture in Utrecht (NL), invites interested parties to submit curatorial proposals for the Impakt Festival 2012, which takes place from 24 to 28 October, focussing on the theme No More Westerns.
The Impakt Festival is the annual culmination of Impakt´s activities as a foundation specialising in critical media culture: a multi-medial festival with conferences, readings, performances, screenings, exhibitions, and music.
The curatorial proposal can be submitted by curators individually or collectively and should revolve around this year´s theme, No More Westerns: the changing image culture under the influence of geo-political changes worldwide.
We expect curator(s) to present a clear vision on the relations between economic developments, media industry, image culture, cultural identity, and contemporary iconography in order to investigate and analyse future developments by means of the programs presented at the Impakt Festival 2012.
Ideally, the curator or the curatorial team can be responsible for the entire festival program comprising films, lectures, new media projects, presentation, a music program, and an exhibition. Another possibility is to submit a proposal for one or some of the parts of the festival program.
Depending on the response of the potential candidates, Impakt may choose to work with an overall proposal of one curator or a team of curators, or to bring several curators together and compile a combination of different proposals.
There is a budget for compiling the program including artists and screening fees, travelling and accommodation expenses, technical and building overhead. Curators will be paid a fee and receive a research budget.
Deadline for sending your proposal is 11 June.
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