Open Call: ICF x Liverpool Biennal Curatorial Fellowship by Ricardo Abril 25, 2018 0 Oportunidades


28 Abril2018

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Post: Curatorial Fellowship

Dates of fellowship: 14 May to 31 July 2018

Location: Liverpool Biennial 55 Bird Street Liverpool L1 0BW

Hours: 37.5 per week


Application deadline: 28 April 2018

Interviews for a shortlist of applicants will be held in Liverpool on 3 May 2018


International Curators Forum is welcoming applications from UK-based curators for a two-month curatorial fellowship in Liverpool working with Liverpool Biennial’s renowned curatorial team in the lead up to the opening of the 10th Liverpool Biennial Beautiful world, where are you?

Supported by ICF, a selected curator will be hosted by and will work with the Liverpool Biennial team, supporting them in all aspects of preparation and delivery of Liverpool Biennial 2018. This will involve assisting in the research, production and delivery of commissions and programmes.

ICF will provide the selected curator with a bursary of £4000 to support them during the fellowship, as well as a £300 stipend for travel and a stipend of up to £1000 for accommodation. Accommodation will be secured with the assistance of the Liverpool Biennial team.


About Liverpool Biennial

Liverpool Biennial is the UK biennial of contemporary art. Taking place every two years across the city in public spaces, galleries, museums and online, the Biennial commissions international artists to make and present work in the context of Liverpool. The 10th edition of Liverpool Biennial Beautiful world, where are you? invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world of social, political and economic turmoil, and to advance a new sense of beauty. The Biennial opens on 14 July 2018.

About International Curators Forum

International Curators Forum began as an open curatorial network and has grown into an organisation that delivers professional development programmes for emerging curators and artists. Recent ICF programmes include the Diaspora Pavilion and Beyond the Frame.


Those who are interested in this opportunity are asked to submit the following:

  • Your CV
  • A short description of 2-3 projects that you’ve previously worked on
  • A statement of aprox. 500 – 1000 words describing your interest in working with Liverpool Biennial during this fellowship and how you see this opportunity to be beneficial to your practice. Please also identify specific skills that you hope to develop during the fellowship, what you feel your professional development needs are or possible mentoring you’d like to get out of the experience.
  • Please confirm your availability to be in Liverpool for the period of the residency – 14 May to 31 July 2018


Potential applicants should feel free to get in touch with the ICF team with any questions or queries prior to submitting your application.

All completed applications should be submitted by Saturday 28 April 2018 to Jessica Taylor

A short-list of applicants will be invited to interview with the Liverpool Biennial team on Thursday 3 May 2018. Please let us know if you are unable to interview on this date and we will try our best to make other arrangements. Travel to Liverpool for the interview will be covered.