WHY

Venice Curatorial Course is an 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.

PROGRAM

  • WEEK 1
    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.
  • WEEK 2
    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.
  • WEEK 3
    Project management.
    Writing. Promotion. Media.
    How to prepare and present a project. Forms of speech.
  • WEEK 4
    Production + setting up.
    Producing and setting up of the final exhibition. Assembly, disassembly, shipping, logistic, etc.

STRUCTURE

When: July, 2024

The course is structured in 4 weeks

Classes: 1 July – 26 July / Monday to Friday. 10 – 5pm

Final exhibition opening: Friday 26 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, 2024

To apply it is necessary to submit via email the following:

  1. Application form
  2. CV
  3. Personal statement explaining the reasons you are applying to the Course (max 500 words)
  4. 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.

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FEES/TERMS+CONDITIONS

The amount of the fee is €1500
*Registration fee: A deposit of €300 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!

SCHOLARSHIPS

DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 15th, 2023.

VCC-VENICE CURATORIAL COURSE
1 JULY –  26 JULY, 2024
VENICE, ITALY.

As part of our commitment to supporting students with their funding needs, we continue with our Scholarship Program.
VCC will award TWO scholarships:
Scholarships consist of: => Financial grant up to 50% off total cost of the course.

To apply you need to reach us via email at info@venicecuratorialcourse.com, subject line: Grant Application explaining the reasons why this scholarship would be of help.
The following should be submitted together with the above mentioned:

    1. A brief (500 words max) personal statement explaining the reasons why this scholarship would be of help.
    2. A brief (100 words max) curatorial project you would like to develop.
    3. A Curriculum Vitae.

*Once your application is accepted, you will receive information regarding payment methods.

*Once registration payment is received, we will forward you a receipt confirming the registration to the course.

*The fees can be paid through bank transfer. Account details will be handed once application is positively received and accepted.

*In case of inactivation of the course, due to an insufficient number of participants, or organizational reasons, Venice Curatorial Course will provide an entire fee refund.

*Due to Covid-19 related reasons, full refund will be made in case of inactivation of the course.

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ABOUT US / CONTACT US

JULIA IS A CREATIVE PRODUCER, CO-FOUNDER OF VCC, AND DIRECTOR AT SICA (Sustainability in Creative Arts) A PROGRAM DEDICATED TO DEEPEN INTO THE SUSTAINABLE ASPECTS WITHIN CREATIVE INITIATIVES. SHE IS ALSO FUNDER OF CURATE FOR CHANGE, A START-UP DEDICATED TO WORK ON SITE SPECIFIC, INNOVATIVE AND PARTICIPATIVE INSTALLATIONS, AIMING TO RAISE AWARENESS AND MOBILISE 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 CURATOR AND CREATIVE PRODUCER IN BUENOS AIRES, LONDON AND BARCELONA, AND HAS WORKED FOR SIDE GALLERY IN BARCELONA AS AN ASSOCIATE CURATOR AND COMMUNICATION MANAGER. JULIA HAS EXTENDED KNOWLEDGE IN ART PRODUCTION, HAVING WORKED IN RENOWNED ART FAIRS AS ART BASEL, PAD LONDON, FRIEZE LONDON AND FRIEZE MASTERS, AND FOR THE VENICE BIENNALE, BOTH ART AND ARCHITECTURE. JULIA CURRENTLY WORKS IN PRODUCTION FOR THE VENICE BIENNALE.
MIGUEL IS AN ART CRITIC AND INDEPENDENT CURATOR, CO-FOUNDER OF VCC, DIRECTOR OF ENCLAVE LAND ART RESIDENCY IN VALENCIA, AND SICA (Sustainability in Creative Arts), A PROGRAM DEDICATED TO DEEPEN INTO THE SUSTAINABLE ASPECTS WITHIN CREATIVE INITIATIVES. HAVING GRADUATED IN HISTORY OF ART, HE FINISHED HIS STUDIES AT LANCASTER UNIVERSITY (UK) AND EXTENDED HIS EDUCATION IN VENICE AT FONDAZIONE QUERINI STAMPALIA AND VENICE BIENNALE AMONG OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES IN ITALY AND THE UK. HE CURATED PROJECTS IN SEVERAL CITIES AS LONDON, MILAN, ROME AND VENICE COLLABORATING WITH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. AS AN ART CRITIC HE IS MEMBER OF VALENCIA ART CRITICS ASSOCIATION AND HE HAS WRITTEN VARIOUS ARTICLES, ESSAYS AND TEXTS FOR CATALOGUES IN NEWSPAPERS, BLOGS AND CONTEMPORARY ART SPECIALISED WEBSITES. MIGUEL CURRENTLY WORKS FOR THE SPANISH PAVILION AT THE VENICE BIENNALE.

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