Application deadline: January 18, 2016
Initiated in 1994, the Curatorial Programme of de Appel arts centre aims to offer young curators a condensed package of experiences and skills that can be seen as instruments to refine their thinking and enhance the development of their professional career. It is one of the oldest curatorial programmes, but continues to adjust its curriculum to new circumstances in the curatorial field.
The ten-month long full-time Curatorial Programme (running from September until June) is practice-based and structured along the principles of ‘learning by doing’ and ‘collective curating’. A select group of six participants, based in Amsterdam, partakes in a dense array of tutorials, workshops, excursions, a practice-related case-study and encounters with artists, art professionals and cultural producers. They finalise their stay in Amsterdam with a collective curatorial endeavor, realising an exhibition, festival, public programme or publication.
The participants of the Curatorial Programme are supported and coached by a team of tutors and guest teachers with backgrounds in art, curating, art history and philosophy. During various tutorials and seminars the participants examine particular tendencies and developments in the field of contemporary visual art, according to a specific theme. Apart from these regular sessions, the programme also offers various excursions, including a research trip to a destination outside of Western Europe and the opportunity to meet with a large number of artists, curators, critics and other international professionals.