CuratorLab, 60 credits
CuratorLab - Curatorial Program for Professionals in Arts, Crafts and Design.
Applications are accepted once a year, to enter in September 2013.
The application deadline for 2013/2014 is May 3, 2013.
CuratorLab is an international self-directed curatorial course dedicated to the advancement of curatorial practices based on research in the arts, crafts and design. It is designed to offer time to conduct research and to explore new directions and ideas in order to develop artistic or theoretical work while linking academic study to cultural projects.
The program offers the participants the possibility to develop and realize one individual and/or collaborative project in the form of a public presentation, i.e. exhibition, lecture series, publication, screenings, seminar, for which CuratorLab provides professional feedback and practical support as well as a moderate production budget. The final form, and where it will be presented, is decided by each participant in dialogue with his or her personal advisor.
CuratorLab will arrange guest lectures by professionals in the field, and provides each participant access to the faculties across Konstfack’s departments, visiting curators, critics and practitioners, and be welcomed into graduate seminars and classes.
Dependant on the individual aims and research topics of the participants the faculty will assist in contacting art institutions to arrange lectures, to set up meetings with professionals in the field, as well as schedule studio visits with artists and designers in the Nordic region. Participants will be introduced to Konstfack’s Nordic and international network in arts, design and craft.
Participants are encouraged to organize public presentations within Konstfack and other institutions, in the form of discussions, lectures, screenings, or seminars, for which they will receive support by the faculty.
Applications are accepted once a year, to enter on September 2, 2013. The program is flexible. It is divided over three different intervals over the academic year and it is not required to be based in Stockholm full time. The final schedule will be determined during the first meeting in Stockholm in September.
BA degree or higher in fine arts, art history, critical studies, curatorial studies, architecture, crafts and design and equivalent working experience in independent curatorial practices or within institution.
Exceptions to these degree requirements may be made for students who have acquired equivalency by other means.
A good command of spoken and written English is required.
Specific application requirements
- Curriculum Vitae including working experience, descriptions of internships, and related experience
- Written explanation of the applicant's motives for applying to CuratorLab (1-2 pages)
- 2 reference letters from two persons practicing or teaching in the field in which the application is made, attesting to the applicant's ability and competence in that field are required.
- Outline of the research proposal (1-3 pages), including an outline of the concept behind the project.
Note that the project does not necessarily have to be realizable within the year of the course, but needs to function as a presentation of the applicant's ideas and fields of interest.)
2/3 of the selection is based on academic credits (up to 285 cr)
1/3 of the selection is based on an overall assessment of all application requirements
How to apply to CuratorLab.