Delfina Foundation > Open Call for Curators Based in Central and Eastern Europe (UK)

Based in London, Delfina Foundation is dedicated to facilitating artistic exchange and developing creative practice through residencies, partnerships and public programming.

In partnership with Kunsthalle Praha, Delfina Foundation is offering a three-week residency to a curator from Central and Eastern Europe in winter 2021 (22 February – 12 March 2021). This period coincides with a residency of a selected Czech curator, also supported by Kunsthalle Praha.

Delfina’s residency programme supports artists, curators and thinkers to collectively explore specific themes or to independently engage in open research. For the last six years, Delfina’s programmes have been particularly focused on five thematic areas: The Politics of Food, Performance as Process, science_technology_society, Collecting as Practice, and The Public Domain.

While Delfina are keen to support independent research and experimentation, they strongly welcome applications that relate to one of their five thematic areas, and especially science_technology_society.

The residency programme includes:

  • Guided visits to museums, galleries, non-profit spaces, artist-run spaces and studios, as well as trips to organisations outside of London.

  • Opportunities to engage with artists, curators, academics and researchers through organised studio visits, events and meals.

  • Professional development activities including: peer-to-peer presentations and crits; portfolio reviews with external curators; mentoring activities with UK-based practitioners.

The selected curator will receive:

  • A three-week residency in London, including one return, economy-class flight, and a living allowance for food/per diems and materials.

  • A single bedroom at Delfina Foundation, which is a shared house with some shared facilities, such as the laundry room, kitchen, and dining room.

  • Opportunities to engage in the art scene in the UK through structured and independent time and activities.

  • Access to a programme of planned group activities and visits to cultural organisations in the UK.

Applicants must be a citizen, or long-term resident, living and working in one of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.

Deadline: 1 September 2020

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