Performa, the internationally acclaimed organisation dedicated to live interdisciplinary performance by visual artists and Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) are pleased to announce three Performa Baltic Fellowships in collaboration with Rupert and Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art.
The fellowships will take place 5 September - 30 November 2023 are designed to provide professional development and hands-on experience for early-career curators and producers interested in performance and its related discourses. This intensive three-month opportunity in New York City offers full immersion in the local scene along with a life-changing opportunity to learn art history in flesh, with Performa as the training base.
Three selected participants will receive direct insight into the workings of Performa’s artist-centric commissioning programme and work directly with the Performa team in New York, learning Performa’s methods for presenting, and preserving performance by visual artists in the lead up to the Performa Biennial that will take place from 1-19 November 2023.
Candidates must seek experience in curating and producing performance, beyond what curatorial degrees can offer. They must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in art history, curatorial, museum or performance studies, arts administration or relevant work experience. Special interest in performance, architecture, and new media is strongly recommended. Fluency in English and writing skills are a must, as are the ability to work in a collaborative and pressured atmosphere during the three-week run of the biennial.
Grants will cover all costs including travel to and from New York City, local transport, accommodations and per diems.