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Curating Conversations

9 October 2015 to 16 October 2015 | TBC

Rivington Place | London EC2A 3BA

Karen Alexander from the RCA's Inspire legacy presents Curating Conversations, a professional development programme aimed at those committed to a career in the visual arts. This unique course will focus primarily, but not exclusively on lens-based practice, and curating through the prism of diversity. It is for individuals who feel that curating is their next step and for emerging curators who would like to share their own ideas and investigate new ones. UK-based curators, subject professionals, international practitioners and educators will guide the course. All sessions will strongly encourage cohort discussion, debate and participation.

The programme consists of themed seminars, practical advice, workshops, studio visits and artists’ presentations. Spanning eight days, the events will offer first-hand experience from seasoned professionals and recent curating graduates, addressing questions related to the practice of curating, and the curator’s relationship with artists and audiences. The underlying aim is to create space for new conversations about contemporary representational practices, as we question their relationship to nationality, history, memory and identity.

Partner organisations include Acme Studios, Autograph ABP, The Conversation Agency, National Portrait Gallery and the Watershed, Bristol. 

The applications deadline has just passed but late interested applicants can contact Karen directly on:

UK Participants:
Ajamu, Artist
James Barnor, Artist
Sonia Boyce, Artist
Chila Kumari Burman, Artist
Michaela Crimmin, Co-founder Culture + Conflict/Independent Curator
Ayisha de Lanerolle, Practical Philosopher
Jareh Das, Curator
Jacqui Davies, Independent Producer
Renée Mussai, Curator/Head of Archive Autograph ABP
James Neil, Writer & Curator
Johny Pitts, Photographer & Writer
Morgan Quaintance, Writer & Curator
Sunil Shah, Curator
Elizabeth Stanton, Curator
Holly Tebbutt, Deputy Director, Autograph ABP
Prof. Carol Tulloch, University of the Arts, London

International Participants
Leslie Hewitt, Artist
Dr Courtney J Martin, Art Historian, Curator & Writer
Grace Ndiritu, Artist
Dr Michael Prokopow, Cultural Historian & Writer

Programme Costs:
£350 (Includes a day trip to Bristol)
6 fully-funded places covering 100 percent of the fees and local travel will be awarded on merit and need.
• 18+ UK residents (for a minimum of three years)
• Demonstrated enthusiasm for curating and developing a career in the UK visual arts sector
• Qualification in the visual arts or at least two years experience of working in the UK visual or performing arts sectors