Call for applications – ICI Curatorial Intensive in Manila, Philippines


The Curatorial Intensive is ICI’s short-term, low-cost training program that offers a group of curators the chance to develop project ideas and make connections with professionals in the field. It also provides the invaluable opportunity for peer-group education, forging new networks internationally. The Curatorial Intensive takes place annually in the U.S., and in other locations in conjunction with institutional partners worldwide.

This November, ICI produces the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in Manila, Philippines, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and with the support of the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.

This weeklong professional development program offers a peer group of curators the opportunity to discuss the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions, public programs, and other curatorial projects. ICI continues to build upon its past initiatives in Asia with its fifth Curatorial Intensive program in the region, following Intensives organized with the Mohile Parikh Center in Mumbai, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo.

The Curatorial Intensive is designed to immerse participants in a rigorous schedule of seminars, presentations, site visits, and one-on-one meetings that support the process of developing an idea for an exhibition into a full proposal. This program is targeted toward self-motivated individuals, working independently or within institutions. Topics of the seminars range from the pragmatics of exhibition-making and funding models to building working relationships with artists.

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