In partnership from the IndoArtNow and SAM Fund for Arts and Ecology, Delfina Foundation is offering a three-month residency to a curator with Indonesian citizenship living and working in Indonesia. The residency period is 11 January to 8 April 2016 and will begin during DF’s winter period focused on curatorial research.
Delfina Foundation (DF) is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering artistic talent and facilitating exchange through residencies and public programmes ranging from workshops to exhibitions, both in the UK and with international partners.
IndoArtNow is a non-profit organization that strives to promote and support Indonesian contemporary art. IndoArtNow helps raise fund for potential projects, initiate project and connect Indonesian contemporary art to a wider audience through its online platform www.indoartnow.com. IndoArtNow engage in activities and aims to provide support for the infrastructure of Indonesian contemporary art, by featuring exhibited artworks and publications by artists, curators, gallerists, collectors and journalists.
ABOUT SAM FUND FOR ARTS AND ECOLOGY
SAM Fund for Arts and Ecology was co-founded in 2014 by Natasha Sidharta and Rujak Centre for Urban Studies to support developments of arts that work on ecological issues.
During the residency, DF will develop a loosely structured series of events and activities enabling residents to:
- Research and develop areas of interest
- Develop skills via training and mentoring
- Access information and resources through independent study, field trips and workshops
- Participate in both internal and external/public events
This opportunity is open to both emerging and established curators.
THE SELECTED CURATOR WILL RECEIVE:
- · A twelve-week residency in London, including one return, economy-class flight, and a living allowance for food/per diems and materials;
- · A single bedroom at DF with shared facilities, such as the laundry room, kitchen, and dining room;
- · Opportunities to engage in the art scene in UK through structured and independent time and activities; and
- · Access to a programme of planned group activities and visits to cultural organisations in the UK.
- · An Indonesian citizen, currently living and working in Indonesia;
- · Seeking an opportunity to develop your practice and the concepts of your curatorial work;
- · Able to explain how the experience of an international residency may benefit your career development and local networks; and
- · Proficient in English.
It is desirable that the applicant has an undergraduate qualification in a relevant discipline.
Applicants are expected to submit:
- · The completed application form
- · A CV detailing recent projects, exhibitions, workshops and residencies
- · A writing sample (an essay, artist profile, press article, etc.)
- · At least 10 high-quality images of your previous projects or exhibitions, which could include unrealised proposals
- · Contact details of one referee
Please submit only electronic copies of the above documents to following email address: [email protected].
Deadline for applications: 31 August 2015
Applicants will be notified of the panel’s decision in mid-September 2015.
ABOUT DELFINA FOUNDATION
Delfina Foundation (DF) is more than London’s largest international residency programme – it is a home where the next generation of contemporary artists, curators and thinkers are supported and nurtured.
Based in two newly renovated Edwardian houses near Buckingham Palace, DF is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering artistic talent and facilitating exchange through residencies and public programmes ranging from workshops to exhibitions, both in the UK and with international partners. A photo tour of our new space was published online in Wallpaper* (please click the link to visit their site).
Established by arts philanthropist Delfina Entrecanales CBE, DF is the successor to Delfina Studio Trust. From 1988 to 2006, Delfina Studio held an unprecedented record for supporting artists through residencies and exhibitions, including more than a dozen Turner Prize nominees such as Mark Wallinger, Jane & Louise Wilson, Tacita Dean, Martin Creed and Glenn Brown as well as renowned artists such as Chantal Joffe, Michael Raedecker, Hangue Yang, Esra Ersen, Wim Delvoye and Khalil Rabah. DF is proud to build on this history.
Our work is followed by key arts professionals and our audiences include arts patrons, curators, major art collectors and the general public. Over the last year, DF’s work has been featured in the Financial Times, The Independent, New York Times, Art Review, Frieze, ArtAsiaPacific, Artforum and the The Art Newspaper.
1.Please send all attachments in one email, preferably all in PDF format.
2.If sending separate images, please send image files that are high quality but small in size (less than 300KB each is preferable).
3.Please send a document with captions or descriptions of the submitted examples of your work.
4.Ideally, images and captions should be in one document / portfolio, rather than separate files.
5.Please do not change the formatting of the application and do not exceed the word count.
- 1. ABOUT YOU
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|Nationality (as indicated in passport):|
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- 2. ABOUT YOUR WORK
What is your curatorial practice? Please write a statement of motivation and include what interests and inspires you, as well as your significant past, present or on-going projects. (maximum: 500 words)
How will this residency benefit you? Please include in your answer: (a) how this experience may benefit you and your practice at this stage of your career, (b) how you would use your time in London and (c) how you plan to share your experience with your fellow curators, artists and/or audiences when you return.
If you have visited the UK before, please also explain how this opportunity will be different from your previous experience(s), whether this was visiting, living, studying, exhibiting, etc.…. (maximum: 500 words)
4.Have you taken part in an international residency program before? If not, please go to the next question. If yes, please use the space below to tell us about the program(s) that you have taken part in and how you hope this residency will add to your previous residency experience(s). (maximum: 200 words)
- 5. Reference
Please list the contact details of one professional contact who can be a reference for you. We do not require a letter but we may ask to speak to this person during the assessment of your application.
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- 6. ADDITIONAL MATERIAL
With this application form, please submit the following additional materials by email only:
- · A CV detailing recent solo and group exhibitions, workshops and residencies
- · A writing sample (an academic essay, artist profile, published article, etc.)
- · Images – In one document, please submit at least 10 good quality images of your work and projects, which might be exhibitions you have curated or proposed (but remain unrealized). Although there is no maximum number of images, we advise applicants to only submit relevant materials to reduce the size of email submissions. The images should include captions or short descriptions (this can be in a separate file but we highly encourage you to submit all visual material in one document).
- · Videos/films – We recommend providing links to your own website, Vimeo page, youtube page, etc. Please do not send video files. Relevant links to videos:
Please send all materials in one email only and reduce the size of your files accordingly. No email should exceed 6MB.
Ideally, please send all documents in PDF format and using your own name, please label your files: Lastname_Firstname_Application or Lastname_Firstname_CV, etc.
Deadline for applications: 31 August 2015