Opportunities Board

Emerging Curators Group
British Art Network

Opportunity closes: 16th Oct 2023
Type: Bursary
Based: United Kingdom
Salary: Undisclosed

Website: britishartnetwork.org.uk

Are you involved in producing exhibitions or art research? Does this work include a focus on British art?
Are you passionate about making positive changes to the way British art is collected, displayed and interpreted?
Would you benefit from a peer support network and professional development programme?

We don't mind what your job title might be or where you're doing this work. If you answered 'yes' to the above, the British Art Network's Emerging Curators Group (ECG) wants to hear from you!

We are looking for 15 people to form the latest Emerging Curators Group, coming together regularly over nine months from January to September 2024.

We are looking to bring together all kinds of people, particularly art workers who are from a Global Majority / Black, Asian and minority ethnic background, are working class, are neurodivergent, have a disability, are in any other way underrepresented in the curatorial landscape.

The ECG involves:
- workshops (online and in person) with the Group and invited guests (the British Art Network will cover the cost of your travel to in-person workshops)
- undertaking individual research with support from the British Art Network's Convenor, with the option of publishing or circulating through the Network's website and communications
- a £700 bursary to spend on research costs and other professional development goals, and an additional £500 research support honorarium
- the opportunity to apply to a further fund for collaboration with other ECG members, if desired.

How To Apply

Attend an online taster session via Zoom to find out more, meet a couple of members of the 2023 group and get to know the team supporting the ECG:
- 18 September 2023, 10:00-11:00 BST
- 19 September 2023, 15:00-16:00 BST
Eventbrite sign-up and more information here.

You do not need to attend a taster session to be able to apply.

For full details on how to apply, please visit the British Art Network website's funding opportunities page here.

Deadline for applications: 16 October 2023, 10:00 BST