Award for Young Curators MARCO / FRAC Lorraine / SFKM

. January 12, 2014

MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo (Spain), 49 Nord 6 Est – FRAC Lorraine, Metz (France), and SFKM, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde (Norway) organize the Award for Young Curators MARCO / FRAC Lorraine / SFKM.

This award gives participants the opportunity to submit a topic of research and reflection which is of personal interest, and the possibility to bring it to fruition in the project venues at MARCO (first-floor gallery), FRAC Lorraine, and SFKM (mainly the ground-and first-floor galleries).

The proposal must be within the field of contemporary artistic creation and is open to any creative forms. The project may be accompanied or constituted by a program of activities in order to open a new space of reflection regarding the treated topic. In case the project—or part of it—results in an exhibition, it may include works already in the collection of FRAC Lorraine and the collections of SFKM (to be discovered during the residency in Førde).

The curator of the winning project will receive the sum of 6,500 EUR, tax included, as an honorarium. His/her travel expenses (for the residencies and installation periods in the three institutions) will be reimbursed upon presentation of appropriate supporting documents, up to 5,000 EUR, including taxes.

The winning project will have a maximum budget of 20,000 EUR for each venue. It will open in 2015.

All curators born on and after 1974 are eligible to enter the competition. If the entry is a group creation, one person will be chosen from that group to represent it and act as mediator. Curators will not be allowed to participate as artists in the projects. No more than one project per entrant will be accepted. Entries must be previously unpublished and must provide for the participation of two or more artists or contributors.

The jury will select the winning project and two finalists in May 2014. The jury’s decision is final. The jury may declare the award void should they consider this necessary. The criteria for evaluating the entries will be based on quality and the originality of the research project.

The jury’s decision will be made public before May 15, 2014 and all participants will be notified by email.

Entries must be exclusively and simultaneously submitted, PDF format to the following email addresses,, and with the subject: “Award for Young Curators.” Dossiers received in only one venue will not be accepted. Projects must be preferably written in English, although French, Galician, Norwegian and Spanish languages are admitted. In any case, an abstract (two pages maximum) in English must be included.

Deadline for the delivery of the projects: midnight, Friday, 14 March, 2014.
Dossiers received after this time will not be accepted.

Download the awards comprehensive submission guidelines: (Section: Travel / Somewhere Else) / /

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