Independent Curators International (ICI) Curatorial Research Fellowship Program 2023

Deadline: 15, 2023, 11:59PM EST

Independent Curators International (ICI) Curatorial Research Fellowship Program 2023

Independent Curators International (ICI) Curatorial Research Fellowship Program reflects the organization’s commitment to the advancement of new knowledge and practices. The program supports curators’ research, travel, and the development of their professional networks, promoting experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement in the field.

Conceived to foster independent research, ICI’s Curatorial Research Fellowships offer a framework tailored to each curator’s field of critical inquiry. The fellows will receive mentorship specific to their research interests, as well as $10,000 in financial support. They will have access to ICI’s international networks of collaborators and programs to create opportunities for continued learning. Fellows may be based anywhere as mentorship sessions will be held virtually. The fellowship period is eight months, between March and October 2023.

ICI’s Curatorial Research Fellowships program was expanded in 2021 with the support of the Marian Goodman Gallery Initiative in honor of the late Okwui Enwezor, to include opportunities for curators of African descent based anywhere in the world and BIPOC curators based in the U.S. Additionally, ICI offers fellowships supporting curatorial research with a focus on the Mississippi River Basin as a site of cultural production.

This Curatorial Research Fellowship is specifically intended to support curators of African descent in developing their curatorial practice. It will encourage independent research study, writing, and/or the development of a curatorial project. Fellows may be based anywhere in the world and will receive regular mentorship sessions virtually. Each fellow will receive an award of $10,000.

Eligibility

As part of the Marian Goodman Gallery Initiative in honor of the late Okwui Enwezor, this Fellowship is available exclusively to curators of African descent based anywhere in the world. Open to curators working independently or with institutional affiliations. Minimum 5 years of experience working with contemporary artists.

Independent Curators International supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement.

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