A young generation of Russian curators, not only from Moscow but also from numerous ambitious cultural centres in Russian regions, is working today partly freelance and partly as curators for young talents in institutions. These young people will decisively shape exhibitions and cultural life in the future; they will quickly manage to modernize and develop exhibition centres, biennales and institutions and aim to collect experience in other countries for their own work.
It is a challenge and a chance for the countries of the European Union to support this young generation in their education by offering them unique possibilities to network and gain professional experience at European institutions and festivals.

Furthermore, the programme aims not only to further educational system for young Russian curators but also to build wider links and shared activity in the future between Russian and European contemporary art curators and institutions.

The EUNIC countries involved in the project are Germany, Austria, Sweden, France, Romania and the UK. All members have chosen institutions in their homelands that are ready to host a Russian curator for approximately 1 month and get him/her involved in a cultural project. These are: Haus der Kunst (Germany), Die Springerin and Tranzit (Austria),Kalmar konstmuseum (Sweden), Centre Pompidou-Metz (France), Anaid Art Gallery (Romania) and Turner Contemporary (the UK). The participating institutions will take up a young Russian curator as an intern.

We welcome applications from young Russian curators in the field of contemporary visual art to be selected for this cultural exchange! Applications will be assessed by the leaders of the EUNIC partner institutions.

Review the various country projects on the website the most relevant to you or your institution and the most productive for future work and potential collaboration. Russian versions of project descriptions are available on the websites of cultural centres participating in the programme.

The deadline for applications is 6 July 2011.

Please find attached the Guidance for applicants (ENG).

Press release (RU) Guidance for applicants (ENG)