Call for projects – Award for Young Curators 2016

Call for projects – Award for Young Curators 2016

What is the competition about?
MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, 49 Nord 6 Est—FRAC Lorraine, Metz and SFKM, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde have organized the Award for Young Curators. This award gives participants the opportunity to submit a topic of research and reflection which is of personal interest, and the possibility to bring it to fruition in the project venues at MARCO, at 49 Nord 6 Est-FRAC Lorraine, and at SFKM.

How does it work?
–The proposal must be within the field of contemporary artistic creation and is open to any creative forms.
–Experimental proposals including a collaborative dimension or a collective practice (with communities, social groups, multidisciplinary participants, etc.) are welcomed.
–The project may be accompanied or constituted by a program of activities in order to open a new space of reflection regarding the treated topic. The project may include works already in the Collection of FRAC Lorraine and the Collections of SFKM (to be discovered during the residency in Førde).
–The winning project will have a maximum budget of 20,000 EUR for each venue.
–The project will open at the first venue early in 2017.

Who can apply?
All curators born in 1975 and later are eligible to enter the competition. If the entry is a group project, one person will be chosen from that group to represent it and act as a mediator. Curators will not be allowed to participate as artists in the projects. No more than one project per entrant will be accepted. Entries must be previously unpublished and must provide for the participation of two or more artists or contributors.

The curator of the winning project will receive the sum of 6,500 EUR, tax included, as an honorarium. His/her travel expenses (for the residencies and installation periods in the three institutions) will be reimbursed, upon presentation of appropriate supporting documents, for up to 5,000 EUR, including taxes.

Deadline: March 31, 2016

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