call for a curatorial project – la box 2020.2021

practical information


APPLICATION DEADLINE : 31 March 2020 – Midnight

Applications must be sent by email to

Shortlist of 4 applications: April 2020

Applicants interviewed by the selection committee: May 2020

Initial proposal of a schedule for January/April 2021: June 2020




The La Box gallery is one of ENSA’s principal teaching tools. Every year it features artists from France and abroad in ten exhibitions relating to the study programme. For more than ten years now the gallery has entrusted part of its planning to young guest curators. Chosen and monitored by the ENSA teaching team, the curators work on experimental programmes involving the active participation of the students, who thus find themselves in close contact with major figures on the contemporary scene and with the realities of drawing up an exhibition project.

Part of the exhibition programme at the La Box gallery – from January 2020 to the end of April 2021 – will be organised by a freelance curator, a critic or an artcollective.
The project must fit with the School’s concerns, but there is no predefined exhibition format: it is up to the curator to decide on the mode of presentation, which may take the form of several exhibitions or a single, open-ended one. The curator (or the collective) can also come up with proposals for cooperative ventures with different partners (local, regional and more).

A seminar for ENSA students during the school year can be proposed to the curator. This seminar must integrate the students into the designing and realisation of the exhibition programme while also providing a broader view of what is at stake in curatorial practice. Curators may be invited to participate in student assessments or to meet them individually.

The curatorial project is chosen by a selection committee comprising ENSA head Antoine Réguillon, ENSA teachers Stéphanie Jamet and Ferenc Grof, and Véronique Fréjabue from La Box.
The project submission must meet the requirements stated above, be clearly outlined and be compatible with proven curatorial practice. The selection committee will take into account its experimental aspect and its interconnections with emergent art scenes.


APPLICATION DEADLINE : 31 March 2020 – Midnight

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