Our Department of Art and the British School at Rome are pleased to announce the 2020 Curatorial Summer School entitled 'Curating the Contemporary'
“This course has been a very enriching experience. It has been very interesting to meet other professionals in the sector and reflect on curating on the international scene. Rome has been the best possible location to do the course because of its rich cultural context.”
Inez Florez, July 2019
A challenging and inspirational immersion course on key debates around what it means to curate and what it means to be contemporary. With the distinguished leadership of Dr Simon Sheikh and impresisve participation of International and Roman speakers, this course introduces historical and current concepts and theories in a relevant and engaging manner.
Dida Tait, July 2019
This Summer School is now in its third year and is aimed at those who are interested in the professional field of curating. This will take place in July 2020 at the prestigious British School at Rome. We are looking for entrants from a mix of backgrounds but particularly graduates and artists who are considering working in curating as well as established curators who want to think and talk about the challenges and opportunities that face curators in the contemporary moment.
The course will provide you with an opportunity to engage intensively with the activity of curating contemporary art, one that produces exhibitions and events within an expanded field that includes commercial and public galleries, museums and foundations, but also public spaces and social contexts. It will investigate various modes of curating contemporary art, as well as in the expanded sense of the philosophical idea of the curatorial as it is currently discussed in the field.
Please note: This is a two week course taking place between 1–15 July 2020.
£2,440 (accommodation packages available - see below).
How to Apply
Please have a look at our frequently asked questions page for more information about fees, accommodation, and making an application.
For Early Bird bookings, please fill in the application form by 14 February 2020. We will then review your applications and, if accepted, you will need to pay for the course in full before 1 March 2020.
For standard bookings, please fill in this application form by 17 June 2020. We will then review your application and, if accepted, you will need to pay a deposit of £1,000.00 within three days to reserve your place on the course. You will need to pay the remaining balance of the course fee before 24 June 2020.
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Fees (no accommodation package)
Early Bird: £2,010
Fees (accommodation package):
Early Bird: £2,700 - including shared, twin room accommodation
Early Bird: £3,130 - including single room accommodation
Standard: £3,130 - including shared, twin room accommodation
Standard: £3,610 - including single room accommodation
We are committed to providing reasonable teaching adjustments for students with disabilities that may impact on their learning experience. If you require adjustments, please complete the relevant section on the booking form and also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can respond to your requests as soon as possible.
Please note that our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable.
Thank you for your interest in the Curating the Contemporary course. This course is designed for professionals and individuals who wish to take up the challenge of contemporary curating as an artistic, social and critical undertaking, and who wish to further develop their professional practice in this area.
We will be bringing together participants from an international forum. Whilst this is not an accredited course, there is an application process as we are normally oversubscribed for places. Our selection process ensures the resulting group of participants are able to maximise the potential of the course.
Starting date, Wednesday 1 Jul 2020
10am-4pm | 2 weeks
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