Independent Curators International (ICI) 2023 Curatorial Research Fellowships

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2023

ICI’s Curatorial Research Fellowships program reflects the organization’s commitment to the advancement of new knowledge and practices. The program supports curators’ research, travel, and the development of their professional networks, promoting experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement in the field.

Conceived to foster independent research, ICI’s Curatorial Research Fellowships offer a framework tailored to each curator’s field of critical inquiry. The fellows will receive mentorship specific to their research interests, as well as $10,000 in financial support. They will have access to ICI’s international networks of collaborators and programs to create opportunities for continued learning. Fellows may be based anywhere as mentorship sessions will be held virtually. The fellowship period is eight months, between March and October 2023. 

ICI’s Curatorial Research Fellowships program was expanded in 2021 with the support of the Marian Goodman Gallery Initiative in honor of the late Okwui Enwezor, to include opportunities for curators of African descent based anywhere in the world and BIPOC curators based in the U.S. Additionally, ICI offers fellowships supporting curatorial research with a focus on the Mississippi River Basin as a site of cultural production. 

Eligibility: 

  • As part of the Marian Goodman Gallery Initiative in honor of the late Okwui Enwezor, this Fellowship is available exclusively to curators of African descent based anywhere in the world. Open to curators working independently or with institutional affiliations.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working with contemporary artists. 
  • Applications may be submitted in English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese, but a working knowledge of English is necessary for participation in the Fellowships, which are conducted in English.

Application Guideline:

Required materials for all Fellowships:

  • One-sentence proposal summary (40 words max)
  • Description of proposed curatorial research, goals, and process, including the next 3 steps you plan to take to develop your research project (400 words max)
  • Description of resources needed and/or travel plans (100 words max)
  • Description of mentorship needs (100 words max)
  • Preliminary list of artists, curators, writers, etc. relevant to your project (70 words max)
  • Description of the relevance of the project to the field (100 words max)
  • Description of how the Fellowship will impact the applicant’s practice (100 words max)
  • Bio demonstrating relevant experience (250 words max)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Independent Curators International (ICI) 2023 Curatorial Research Fellowships

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