Our Department of Art and the British School at Rome are pleased to announce the 2019 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 that this is a two week course taking place from Monday 1 - 15 July 2020.
How to apply
To apply, please fill in this application form by 17th June 2020 (see below for Early Bird details). We recommend that you type out your responses on a separate document prior to submitting, so as to avoid losing your answers as you are typing.
Deadline for Applications
17th June 2020 (midnight). We will then review your application and if accepted you will need to pay a deposit of £1,000.00 within 3 days of acceptance to reserve your place on the course, and the balance of the course fee before 24th June 2020
Early Bird Offer
There is an Early Bird offer available on this course. This a £400 reduction on the above prices. Please note that in order to be eligible for the Early Bird discount you must submit your application before 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
There are three options to book on the course. There are two accommodation options you can choose from: The standard rooms are twin rooms (with an overall course cost of £3,070.00), however there are limited single rooms you can book with a single room supplement, with an overall course cost of £3,550.00. If you are located in Rome there is also an option to join the course without accommodation and meals included, which costs £2,380.00. You will be able to select one of these options when paying your deposit for your place on the course.
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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.
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