Engine, the professional development programme for artists and curators in the West Midlands region, in partnership with Eastside Projects and Grand Union, is looking to set up a Curatorial Research Group.

The Curatorial Research Group aims to investigate and to further develop contemporary curatorial research, as well as championing its development in the region and bringing together art workers across the West Midlands and beyond.

Meetings will take place at a number of host organisations, starting with Eastside Projects, Birmingham. Each meeting will focus on a particular area of curatorial research, examined through readings and discussion. We are aiming for an informal and collaborative environment in which to critically discuss work and ideas. Areas of interest include: curating as research; feminist methodologies; art organisations and publics; micropolitics; and pedagogical strategies. We hope that the focus of the group will develop according to the contributions of its members.

We will be inviting a number of internationally renowned curators to join us for sessions throughout 2017.

This first meeting to take place on Thursday 27 April 2017, 3-5pm, at Eastside Projects will be focused on introducing the research group and getting to know each other, so please come prepared to give a short introduction to yourself and your work.

For more information and to register your interest in the group, please contact Lucy Lopez: lucy@eastsideprojects.org