ENGINE is the professional development programme for artists and curators in the region. Led by New Art West Midlands in partnership with The New Art Gallery Walsall, we are currently offering two curatorial opportunities:

Curatorial Development Opportunity with Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art

We are offering a bursary of £2,000 to support an artist/curator to become a key team member of the inaugural Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art.

The bursary is intended to support the development of an early career curator by providing the opportunity to work on a series of high profile solo and group exhibitions as well as accompanying events. With the majority of the Biennial programme in place, this post will focus largely on the selection of work, production, logistics and management of exhibitions programmes.

You will be expected to work a total of 30 days between August and October (working times are flexible, as agreed with the Director of the Biennial).

The successful applicant will be required to participate in the Biennial’s evaluation and should submit a report to New Art West Midlands outlining their experience of working on the Biennial by 2 December 2017.

To apply for this bursary, please send a 500 word covering letter outlining your interests and any relevant curatorial experience. This should be accompanied by your full name and address, CV, documentation of previous work (up to 3 images) and your website address if you have one.

Please email your application to info@newartwestmidlands.co.uk.
This opportunity is open to arts professionals working independently. Applicants must live in the West Midlands region.

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 23 June 2017.

 

Bursary Opportunity for Curatorial Development

We are offering a bursary of £2,000 to support the research and development of a curatorial concept. The funding can be spent on relevant travel, accommodation, resource materials, conference fees, mentoring, etc.

Successful applicants will be asked to submit a report outlining their progress by 16 February 2018. As this bursary is focused on research and development, there is no required tangible outcome though ENGINE; New Art West Midlands can provide some support in identifying possible venues and contacts to further develop ideas beyond the research and development phase.

To apply for this bursary, please outline your proposal in no more than 500 words. Your application should be accompanied by your full name and address, CV, documentation of previous work (up to 3 images) and your website address if you have one.   You should also provide a budget breakdown of how you intend to use the funding. Please email your application to info@newartwestmidlands.co.uk.

Applicants will be selected on the strength of their ideas and their ability to demonstrate how this opportunity will support their development.

This opportunity is available to artists/curators working independently. Applicants must live in the West Midlands region.

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 23 June 2017.