Venice Curatorial Course is a one-month international curatorial program bringing together professionals, students and researchers from all over the globe in a network of curators, artists, collectors, art dealers and experienced people related to the art world.
The course methodology ranges from specific theoretical lectures to a practical approach, composed by discussions and debates strongly focused on what the students need to know to develop in a professional way the role of curators. We will work together in conceiving, structuring and setting up a real project, encouraging and reinforcing specific skills that have to be considered such as: structuring and developing concepts, writing and speaking in public, among other specific workshops. Relevant figures as well as a financial approach to the work will also be considered in order to cover a global vision of what a curator needs to take into account when curating a project.
The program includes studio visits and the chance of meeting relevant figures in the Venetian contemporary art reality. Venice Curatorial Course gives the students the chance to gain practice and theoretical knowledge to be able to face and respond with success to the opportunities of developing a career as a curator.
WEEK 1. History of Curatorial
Practice and exhibition making. The curator figure.
Role and responsibilities of contemporary art curator. Curatorial projects: exhibitions, biennials, festivals, art fairs, artistic residencies, external commissions. Museum exhibitions.
Guests: International curators.
WEEK 2: The curator figure – Specific projects. Art market.
Specific curatorial projects. Creative and curatorial writing.
Fundraising, conceiving an exhibition dossier. Private support and public subventions.
Project management. Pitching a project, communication skills.
Gallery owner and relationship with curators and the art market.
Guests: Curators, Project manager, Gallery owner.
WEEK 3: Project management.
Writing. Promotion. Media.
How to prepare and present a project. Forms of speech.
Guests: Project Manager.
WEEK 4: Production + setting up.
Producing and setting up of the final exhibition. Assembly, disassembly, shipping, logistic, etc.
**Setting up of the Final Exhibition**
When: July, 2023
The course is structured in 4 weeks
Classes: 3 July – 28 July / Monday to Friday. 10 – 5pm
Final exhibition opening: Friday 28 July.
The course will be developed by the organizers/tutors and supported by special guests from different fields: Curators, Artists, Gallery owner, Project Manager, Production manager, Exhibitions Coordinator.
WHO IS IT AIMED AT
The program is designed for students who are engaged with art and contemporary culture and wish to take up the challenge of contemporary curating, interested in cultural and artistic assets, aiming to develop their professional practice in this area.
Graduate students or professionals who want to deepen their knowledge and improve their practical skills are welcome.
Our program is aimed at people with a study background in any of the following areas of contemporary art: curatorial studies, theory and philosophy of art, art history, art management and art production, visual arts, fine arts, new media, architecture, interior design, photography, design, graphic design, as well as university graduates in the cultural studies field. The program is also suitable for candidates who have acquired curatorial skills through practical experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Deadline to apply: April 30, 2023
To apply it is necessary to submit via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org the following:
i) application form
iii) Personal statement explaining the reasons you are applying to the Course. (max 500 words)
iv) Exhibition review. (max 100 words).
For no-EU students: As soon as you receive and accept the formal invitation to participate, you must start the visa procedures if needed. Students bear all cost involved in the procedure. An invitation letter will be provided if needed by the organization for grants and/or visa requests.
The total amount of the fee is €1600
*Registration fee: A deposit of €150 is required upon acceptance to secure your place in the program.
The registration will be completed with the payment of the course fee according to the rates for the year and to the deadlines established by the regulations.
Applications are not considered complete until the fee has been paid.
*fees and deposits are non refundable in case of cancellation by the student.
**due to global circumstances (Covid-19) VCC will provide entire fee refund in case of inactivation of the course.
Other information: Accommodation and living expenses are not provided by the program. However we are able to provide a full support and options in finding apartments and rooms in Venice. Due to the high season period in which the course is taking place, we strongly recommend to apply in advance and sort out housing and accommodation as soon as possible.
We will provide all information needed, tips and support,
and help you become a Venetian for one month!
ABOUT US / CONTACT US
Julia is co-founder of Curate for Change, a start-up dedicated to work on site specific, innovative and participative installations, aiming to raise awareness and mobilize action on social issues.Having graduated from Law School, Julia has completed her education in the art field, in London, Barcelona and Venice.She has freelanced for different brands both as content Curator and photographer in Buenos Aires, London and Barcelona; and has worked for Side Gallery in Barcelona as an Associate Curator and communication manager. She has also extended knowledge in art production, having worked in renowned art fairs as Art Basel, PAD London, Frieze London and the Venice Art Biennale.
Miguel is an International Independent Curator, Director of Enclave Land Art Residency, Art Critic and works at the Spanish Pavilion for Venice Biennale. Having graduated in History of Art, he finished his studies at Lancaster University (UK). He extended his formation in Venice at Fondazione Querini Stampalia and Venice Biennale among other professional experiences in Italy and UK. He curated projects in several cities as London, Milan, Rome or Venice in which he has collaborated with private and public institutions. As an Art Critic he is member of Valencia Art Critics Association and he has written articles, essays and texts for catalogues in newspapers, blogs and contemporary art specialized websites.
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