15 March 2021

Opportunity Description

The application procedure for the 27th edition of de Appel’s Curatorial Programme (CP) is now open, until 15 March 2021, 18:00 CET.

The 27th session will run from 10 January until 10 November 2022. (Please note the shift in dates from previous years)

For further information please contact CP Coordinator Liza Nijhuis.

Each year, up to 6 CP participants, chosen by a jury of distinguished practitioners, join a network of alumni and advisors who continue to transform the social life of art. People of various backgrounds or formations are encouraged to bring their knowhow and experience to the table. They must be as ready to learn from each other as they are from the invited advisors and mentors they will meet along the way.

Over the last 27 years, CP alumni have gone on to lead and to found world-renowned and locally grounded initiatives; many have made strides as curators of biennials and signature exhibitions, and as the artistic directors of the last and the next editions of documenta. De Appel’s CP now aims to nurture a new generation of cultural practitioners who are allies of artists and builders of institutions and communities. At stake is the role of art as a space and time to pose vital questions — to pause, to reflect, and to participate meaningfully in processes of profound social change. Defending such a space-time for a broader public sphere takes great resourcefulness and organizational agility. It also involves imagination, wisdom and joy.

How to Apply

Please use the application and send your application to CP Coordinator Liza Nijhuis: before the deadline. Based upon the submitted documents twelve candidates will be shortlisted. The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the international jury at the end of March/beginning of April 2021 and up to six participants will be selected and informed promptly.

Only completed applications will be considered. Applicants who are not selected for an interview will receive an official letter by email. Due to a large amount of applications, there will be no further correspondence about the results.