EUNIC Curatorial Exchange Programme 2012: Call for applications!

EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) is delighted to present the Curatorial Exchange Programme 2012 for internship in European museums and galleries.
Education and professional development of the new generation of young curators is now a top priority for the Russian cultural organizations, as well as for related professional associations. Therefore, EUNIC has developed a project that gives its participants an opportunity to advance in career, study the European art market and build new professional contacts in Austria, Germany, France, Romania, Sweden and the UK. Young Russian curators will get internships (from 3 weeks to 6 months) in the leading museums and contemporary art galleries in Europe.
This programme is designed for young people who already have experience in curatorial work in the field of contemporary art. We hope that the outcome of this long-term project will be participants’ qualification update and establishment of professional contacts between the countries.

Curators for internship will be selected after the competition among application forms sent from 15 March until 31 May 2012 to and the ensuing interviews with candidates.

Bucharest based Anaid Art Gallery will host the selected curator’s residency in Romania. The gallery was established in 2004 and it is a portfolio private gallery dedicated to contemporary art. It has developed a series of partnerships and collaborations with museums, cultural centres and art universities in Romania and abroad. The usual programming of Anaid Art gallery is one contemporary art exhibition per month. The Russian curator is invited to assist in the organization of an exhibition: preparation of the whole installation, management (research, organization skills), reporting etc. The selected curator will meet artists, curators and museum professionals for a better understanding of Romanian contemporary art. The Russian curator will make two public presentations about Russian contemporary art and about the institution where he/she works. English will be the working language.

Detailed information about the project as well as the application can be dowloaded below. Internship programmes for all counties is available on the EUNIC website.

Please download the Application Form here and the Guidance for Applicants here.