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CuratorLab

Stockholm-Paris-Nicosia-Istanbul-Berlin, September 2006 - June 2007

As a new combination of a residency and a research/project based program, which will travel between Stockholm, Paris, Nicosia, Istanbul and Berlin from September 2006 to June 2007, the CuratorLab is designed for emerging curators, critics, artists, writers and theorists, providing a project-based test bed for each participant, underpinned by an intense critical dialogue with an international core-faculty, and invited curators, artists, theorists and other experts who participate in seminars and discussions.

The full-time program is structured into one- or two-week intense residencies in one of the cities every month. Each residency will consist of a seminar, studio visits and meetings with artists, curators, theorists and other professionals of interest. Participants are expected to develop the content of the program by organizing special seminars on their research topics and short public presentations.

Participants may choose to reside in Stockholm, where they will have access to Konstfack's professors, faculty and visiting lecturers as well as the library, the Digital Media Studio and other workshops. CuratorLab provides a collective workspace with computers and an archive.

Application requirements are MA degree or BA degree plus equivalent experience (working experiences, conducted projects etc.). Applicants should be able to demonstrate their abilities in critical writing and the ambition to curate exhibitions or alternative cultural projects. About 10 applicants will be selected to attend a personal interview with an admissions committee consisting of international curators and artists. The interviews are planned to take place in Stockholm on 7 June 2006.

The program is at postgraduate level and carries 40 university credits (60 ECTS-credits).

Contact: Konstfack, Box 3601, SE-126 27 Stockholm, Sweden; tel.: +48 8 450 42 50; fax: +46 8 450 41 29; e-mail: curatorlab@konstfack.se; www.konstfack.se