Be one of the next curators of the online exhibition platform: Museum Without Walls!

We are delighted to launch the fourth open call for curators from the following 3 countries: Georgia, Turkey and Ukraine. 

The British Council is offering an opportunity for three candidates from Georgia, Turkey and Ukraine to jointly curate the fourth edition of our digital exhibition platform 'Museum without Walls'. Museum without Walls has successfully hosted 3 exhibitions bringing together works from the British Council Collection and from artists from Turkey. The platform has been awarded with multiple Golden Spider Web Awards including best website of the year and a Silver Medal at the International Design and Communications Awards. 

A candidate will be selected from each country (Georgia, Turkey and Ukraine). They will work together collaboratively to curate 1 final, cohesive digital exhibition under the guidance of Ying Tan (Curator, Visual Arts, British Council) on under the title ‘In between’. 

The selected curators will also have the opportunity to travel to the UK and different countries to work together collaboratively but also alongside experienced arts professionals from the British Council to develop theirexhibition concept, digital knowledge and international networks.

EXHIBITION CONCEPT: ‘In Between’:

In today’s highly globalised world, characterised by a constant exchange of information due to the Internet breaking down national barriers and driving a high level of mobility among individuals who become members of multicultural societies, the definition of ‘national’ is itself being challenged. To work within this internationalism, a shared purpose to increasing knowledge and experience is to find ways in order to make a leading contribution to aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion.

The exhibition will focus on themes of dislocation, displacement, degrees of separation, cultural identity and moments captured in between spaces. Curators are asked to think on ideas of transience, migration, journeys, shifting identity to collaboratively curate a digital exhibition from the British Council Collection as well as local artists from their own contexts.

Curators will make individual proposals based on a draft list of works from the preselected list of works or their own take from the Collection as well as local artists. Please keep in mind that these work lists will be subject to change and evolve, but curators will be expected to work on one, cohesive digital exhibition together.

TIMELINE:

  • Deadline for applications: 13 June 2019
  • Selection jury to review applications: 14-20 June
  • Winning applicants announced: w/c of 24 June
  • Research trip to London: July 2019 
  • Research trip to Ukraine: September 2019
  • Research trip to Turkey: November 2019
  • Digital Exhibition Launched: mid-February 2020. 
  • The final schedule and travel will be confirmed by the British Council team.

All applications will be reviewed by the jury which will consist of the following people:

Gemma Hollington, Director Exhibitions, British Council

Ying Tan, Curator, British Council

Esra A Aysun, Head of Arts, British Council, Turkey

Maya Darchia, Arts Manager, British Council Georgia

Ilya Zabolotnyi, Visual Arts Programme Manager, British Council, Ukraine

HOW TO APPLY?

The application is free of charge. Any local curators either working freelance or associated with an institution from Georgia, Turkey and Ukraine over 18, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience can apply.

Please fill out the short application form before midnight (UK time) on 13 June. Before filling out the application form we advise you to do some research on the British Council Collection which is available online.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at ilya.zabolotnyi@britishcouncil.org.ua

ELIGIBILITY

Essential:

  • Open to curators and museum professionals; Freelance or affiliated with an institution;
  • Applicant must be Georgia or Turkey or Ukraine nationals;
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old at the time of the application;
  • Have at least 3 year experience in curating visual arts exhibitions;
  • Requirement: a good command of the English language is necessary (equivalent to at least B1 level);
  • Be able to travel internationally.

Desirable:

  • Experience of curating a digital exhibition;
  • Experience of working internationally.

FACILITIES AND SERVICES

The British Council to cover:

  • Travel costs and per diem for all the international trips taken by curator for the project
  • Curator fee, equivalent of £1,000 payable in local currency

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