February 24, 2012

Call for Applications: CuratorLab

Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design

CuratorLab – Curatorial Program for Professionals in Arts, Crafts and Design at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm

CuratorLab is an international self-directed curatorial course dedicated to the advancement of curatorial practices based on research in the arts, crafts and design. It is designed to offer time to conduct research and to explore new directions and ideas in order to develop artistic or theoretical work while linking academic study to cultural projects.


The program offers the participants the possibility to develop and realize one individual or collaborative project in the form of a public presentation, i.e. exhibition, lecture series, publication, screenings, seminar, for which CuratorLab provides professional feedback and practical support as well as a moderate research/production budget.


The final form, and where it will be presented, is decided by each participant in dialogue with his or her personal advisor.


CuratorLab will arrange guest lectures by professionals, and provides each participant access to the faculties across Konstfack’s eight departments, visiting curators, critics and practitioners, and be welcomed into graduate seminars and classes.


Dependent on the individual aims and research topics of the participants, the faculty will assist in contacting art institutions to arrange lectures, to set up meetings with professionals in the field, as well as studio visits with artists and designers the Nordic region.


Participants will be introduced to Konstfack’s Nordic and international network in arts, design and craft.


Applications are accepted once a year, to enter in September 2012. The program is flexible. It is divided over three intervals of three weeks over the academic year and it is not required to be based in Stockholm full time. The final schedule will be determined during the first meeting in September in Stockholm.


Tuition at Konstfack is free of charge for students from Sweden and the EU/EEA. From 2011 students from outside the EU/EEA are required to pay tuition fees. For more information please visit:


Requirement for Application
MA degree in fine art, art history, critical studies, architecture, crafts and design and / or equivalent working experience in independent curatorial practices or within institutions. 


Application Deadline
Applications must be received by April 8th, 2012 


Application Form
For further information and application form please visit our website: 


or contact:
Renée Padt
Programme Director CuratorLab
[email protected] 


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