Call for applications – Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans, ICI

Application deadline: February 5

This March, Independent Curators International (ICI), in collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans and Prospect New Orleans, will organize the second Curatorial Intensive in the Crescent City.

Building upon the inaugural program in New Orleans in January 2015 and recent partnerships in the American South, ICI continues developing critical networks for regional and international exchange and platforms for new voices and multi-disciplinary practice. The Curatorial Intensive, a weeklong professional development program, offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions, public programs, and other curatorial models.

The Intensive is designed to immerse a peer group of participants in a rigorous schedule of seminars, conversations, and presentations that support the process of developing an idea for an exhibition into a full proposal. The program is targeted toward self-motivated individuals—working independently or in institutions—who would benefit from a weeklong itinerary of discussions around the issues that arise for curators.

Seminars, site visits, individual meetings, and roundtable discussions will be led by a group of professionals that includes: Andrea Andersson (Chief Curator of Visual Arts, CAC New Orleans), María del Carmen Carrión (Director of Public Programs & Research, ICI), Thelma Golden (Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York), Gia Hamilton (Director, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans), Jay Pather (Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town and Director of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts), Renaud Proch (Executive Director, ICI), Trevor Schoonmaker (Artistic Director of Prospect.4 New Orleans & Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum, Duke University), and Cameron Shaw (Executive Director and Founding Editor, Pelican Bomb, New Orleans), among others.

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