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Open call: Frame Curatorial Research Fellowship


miðvikudagur, 21. júní 2023

Open call: Frame Curatorial Research Fellowship

Frame Contemporary Art Finland is pleased to announce the second open call for the Frame Curatorial Research Fellowship, a five-year programme between 2020–2024 for contemporary art curators. The second round of two fellowships is organised in collaboration with the Queens Museum in New York and Van Abbemuseum in the Netherlands.

We are now seeking two candidates for 2023–2024 who are keen to develop the critical potential of curatorial research and rethink the purpose and value of research within institutions and society at large.
The Curating with Pasts fellowship hosted by the Queens Museum in New York City looks into different cultural and geopolitical pasts as well as material realities as a point of departure for curatorial research and artistic imaginaries. The fellowship rethinks how historical shifts between the New York World Fairs’ cultural exchange (1939–40 & 1964–65), Cold War dichotomies, and 90s globalisation can resonate with and inform artistic, curatorial and institutional practices today.

The second fellowship Soils, organised with Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, aims to understand how art institutions and curatorial practice can position themselves better within their immediate environments and move beyond the classical binaries of the local and the international, the city and the village, the grounded and the global. It seeks to build coalitions and focus awareness on relations between histories, places and people as a part of the process of making and presenting art.

About the Fellowship
The Fellowship Programme offers a stipend of 12,000 EUR for four months of working time. The programme partners will also provide funding for a small production budget and cover any necessary travel and accommodation costs. Fellows selected for the programme will have the opportunity to dive into curatorial research in an institutional environment comprising Frame, its international partners, and various associates including artists, researchers, other practitioners, and institutional actors.

The programme offers support for developing new curatorial research practices and cultivating active practices embedded in an organisational context. It explores what kind of curatorial research is needed in order to imagine new ways of presenting and mediating contemporary art and cultural production in forms inseparable from daily life, politics and the policies of artists and institutions.

The fellowships also provide an opportunity to re-think what the internationality and mobility of curatorial research can mean in the future. Are there new ways in which travelling, physical mobility and being present in certain geographical contexts can support socially and ecologically sustainable research practices?
The programme seeks new forms of research that can renew curatorial and institutional working habits and introduce new ideological frameworks for sustainable international mobility within the curatorial research field.

The deadline for applications for the two fellowships is Sunday, August 13, 2023.

To discover more information and learn more about the application process, research contexts and stipend, please visit our website.

The Frame Curatorial Research Fellowship programme is supported by the Kone Foundation.

More information:
Jussi Koitela, Head of Programme, / T +358 50 471 7711

Frame Contemporary Art Finland is an advocate for Finnish contemporary art. Frame supports international initiatives, facilitates professional partnerships, and encourages critical development of the field through grants, visitor programme and curator residencies, talks, exhibition collaborations and network platforms. Frame commissions Finland’s participation in the Venice Biennale.

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