The Curatorial Program for Research announces its
Open Call for
CPR 2015: Eastern & Northern Europe
The Curatorial Program for Research (CPR) in association with the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) is pleased to announce an open call for curators for its inaugural research program, which will take place in cities across Eastern & Northern Europe during October of 2015.
CPR 2015: Eastern & Northern Europe will occur over the course of 20 days across multiple cities. Each trip gathers a cohort of ten curators, and stresses both academic rigor and on-site research. Cities feature a specialized curriculum, which include readings and accompanying lectures on local socio-political history, arts, and culture. These are complemented by daily visits to artist studios and local arts institutions. During the program, the participants will present and discuss assigned readings in relation to on-site visits.
Following the trip, each curator is asked to submit a proposal for a project in his/her home city; one winning proposal will be awarded funds for its production.
For application guidelines and further information, please visit curatorialprogram.org. Both independent curators and those with institutional affiliations may apply; only applications from established and emerging curators (two+ years of professional experience) will be considered. A jury comprised of CPR's executive board as well as local CPR hosts will select the participants.
The Curatorial Program for Research partners with local arts initiatives in each of its host cities and creates a professional support structure with an international scope. Our programs seek to expand the boundaries of current curatorial practice, and facilitate an international exchange of ideas. This program's partners include:
About the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center
The Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) is a nonprofit foundation focused both on fostering international exposure for Estonian artists and on developing the contemporary art scene in Estonia. Founded in 2012, the center functions as an umbrella organization for local partner institutions, creating strategic international partnerships in the field of contemporary art. With team members based in New York and Tallinn, Estonia, ECADC organizes a Visiting Curators Programme, Tallinn Tuesday gallery nights, studio visits to support emerging artists, as well as an international gallery internship programme and a biannual Gallerist Master Course. ECADC is also the founding member of Outset Estonia. To find out more about ECADC, please visit ecadc.ee.
About checkpoint Helsinki
Checkpoint Helsinki is a contemporary art organization established in 2013 to commission and produce contemporary art in Helsinki, as a part of everyday city life. Checkpoint Helsinki's program consists of new commissions, developed by international and local curators and artists, specifically for Helsinki. Alongside productions, Checkpoint Helsinki actively engages in public debate, campaigns and projects with the aim to support the lively and diverse art scene. For more information, please visit checkpointhelsinki.org.
About Helsinki International Artist Programme
Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP) initiates and supports new approaches in producing, understanding, studying and valuing art. HIAP residency programmes provide opportunities for international arts professionals to undertake creative work, conduct research, build networks and carry out special art projects in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. More information can be found at hiap.fi.
About the Curatorial Program for Research
The Curatorial Program for Research (CPR) is an intensive research program for international curators. CPR introduces its participants to new cultural localities, a variety of artistic practices, and differing modalities of artistic production. Developed by practicing curators, the Curatorial Program for Research aims to provide directed professional growth for emerging curators. CPR was established in 2015 with headquarters in Indianapolis and Stockholm, and maintains an expanding network of satellite locations in over 15 cities worldwide. For more information, please visit curatorialprogram.org.