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Liverpool Arab Arts Festival: Fellowship in Art Curation (UK)

ARTIVATOR - Fellowship in Art Curation.

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, in partnership with the British Council, is offering a Fellowship in Art Curation (Assistant Curator) from September 2023 to July 2024.

ARTIVATOR is an innovative Art Management Incubator focused on enhancing the capabilities of cultural practitioners from the MENA region. This initiative aims to provide comprehensive training, mentoring, and networking opportunities to empower participants with the necessary skills and knowledge for success in the arts industry. ARTIVATOR offers a personalised experience tailored to each participant’s needs, leveraging a network of arts professionals, resources, and support from esteemed partners.

By supporting emerging arts managers, the incubator strives to foster a vibrant and sustainable arts sector in the MENA region. The goal is to cultivate a new generation of leaders capable of navigating industry challenges while driving growth and innovation. If you are an emerging arts manager in the MENA region, ARTIVATOR is an opportunity to elevate your career to new heights.

ARTIVATOR is now seeking an assistant curator to work closely with Liverpool Arab Arts Festival’s curatorial team and provide support to the participating artists. Key responsibilities of the assistant curator include assisting in the planning and organisation of the exhibitions. This entails collaborating with the artists to coordinate logistics, scheduling, and venue arrangements. The assistant curator will actively participate in the physical installation of the exhibitions and ensure effective communication with the artists regarding artwork preparations. Additionally, the assistant curator will contribute to the selection process of the artists.

This fellowship is intended for individuals with prior experience in art curation who are eager to expand their skills and knowledge in this field. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and commit to participate in a 10-day residency in September 2023 and the preparation work up to the opening of the festival in July 2024. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential for active engagement in the programme.

For this project, the programme is seeking an assistant curator from Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, or Tunisia. If you are a national of any of these countries but you reside elsewhere, you are also eligible to apply.

The fellowship covers your visas and flights twice, as well as internal travel within the UK. Accommodation in Liverpool will be provided, shared with another fellow. An honorarium of £1500 and subsistence of £350 for each trip will be offered, and additional hospitality will be provided at the festival.


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