Call fo applications – Curatorial Residency, East Calls, Budapest, Hungary

Application deadline: Jan 22, 2019.

The first East Calls Curatorial Residency is a unique residency programme for emerging curators to gain a comprehensive insight and network of the local contemporary art scene in focus.

East Calls is an intensive 2-week programme that looks directly at the roles and responsibilities of curators as mediators between audiences and artists, as well as research and experience. The residency focuses on contemporary curatorial conditions, institutional situations and the understanding of issues affecting contemporary art. East Calls aims to foster dialogues on issues surrounding curation and to interrogate what constitutes “the curatorial” in the Central European region. The East Call programme focuses on open, horizontal and conversation-based transfers of knowledge.

The Programme is designed for emerging curators and students who expect to work in the field of contemporary art. It intends to introduce participants to current and relevant practices as well as to the mechanisms of curating in relation to exhibitions, institutions, audiences, aesthetics and cultural political discourse.

The residents spend two weeks in Budapest. Throughout this period, participants intensively expand their professional practice by conducting in-depth investigations of contemporary exhibitions, getting introduced to case studies of leading curators and their engagements, and taking part in artist’s studio visits and curatorial workshops.

By sharing the experiential and theoretical Best Practices of the leading contemporary art museums, galleries, the program offers participants a unique chance to develop project ideas, conduct research of their particular interests, enrich connections and networks internationally as well as elaborate discussions with contemporary art professionals of Budapest. The residency aims to conclude with the conception of a publication, the curation of an exhibition or the presentation of a lecture in the form of a case study.

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