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21 Jul 2016

10 More Days TO GO! OPEN CALL: Curators' Agenda: VIENNA 2016 / Residency program for emerging curators

Curators' Agenda: VIENNA 2016
Residency program for emerging curators


Duration: 19 September – 30 October 2016 Location: Vienna, Austria Application deadline: 31 July 2016

Nevena Jankovic

Troststrasse 100/4
1100 Vienna

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Curators' Agenda: VIENNA 2016 
Residency program for emerging curators

• Want to gain first-hand curatorial practice in one of the most vibrant art hubs in Europe?
• Looking to improve your curating skills in a highly international setting?
• Motivated to connect with notable agents of the Viennese contemporary art scene?

Curators' Agenda: VIENNA 2016 (C'A) aims to answer your specific professional aspirations and to provide you with unique first-hand curatorial experience during a 6-week residency program in Vienna.

C'A offers:
◦ in-depth knowledge of the Viennese contemporary art scene
◦ a platform for cultural exchange and collaboration with representatives of the Viennese contemporary art community
◦ opportunities for individual knowledge expansion and interpersonal connections
◦ a unique opportunity for implementing the 'lessons learned' by organisation of a group show

For whom is the C'A designed?
Emerging curators from all around the globe, who seek to discover the Viennese contemporary art scene in-depth and to gain practical experience in curating.

C'A program: 
Talks, lectures, studio visits, meetings with curators and cultural educators 
from leading institutions, off-spaces as well as with freelance operators and entrepreneurs in the field of contemporary art.
By organising a mutual exhibition with students from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna as the final part of the program, the C'A participants will also be provided with know-how modules and workshops related to exhibition management and production.
The participants will receive the certificate of the C'A program completion after finishing the residency. 

C'A application:
Up to 10 applicants will be selected to take part in the C'A program. Working language is English.

Please send us your CV (one A4 page) and letter of motivation (one A4 page) with emphasized special field of interest by 31 July 2016

Selected participants will be notified by 7 August 2016.

C'A program fee: 
The cost of the program is EUR 900.
The registration fee is EUR 50.

The fee includes: 
◦ entry fees for museums and other special events
◦ workshops and lectures
◦ production costs of the group exhibition 
◦ accommodation costs will be partly compensated for each participant for a maximum amount of EUR 500
◦ travelling costs will be partly compensated for each participant for an amount of up to EUR 250
◦ local cell phone cards 

Note: Bank fees and wire costs should be covered by the participants. Please take this into account when making a payment (e.g. payments from outside Europe have lower PayPal transaction fees). 
Selected participants should make a payment in advance, no later than 15 August 2016. In case of cancellation, all fees are non-refundable. 

All inquiries regarding the program can be directed to
More information about the open call available at:

BLOCKFREI is a member of RESARTIS network.
The program is supported by the city of Vienna, Austrian Federal Chancellery, (Directorate of Arts and Culture - International Cultural Policy).