Culture.pl announces an open call for curators based in Poland who are interested in getting to know the Norwegian art scene and participate in the international visitor program in this year’s edition of the Oslo Open Festival (16th & 17th April 2016).
The visit will involve participation in a program proposed by the organizers. The program will be prepared individually based on the participants’ individual needs. The program includes studio visits, speed dating portfolio viewing, and meetings with representatives of the Norwegian art scene.
Oslo Open is an artist-run festival that was established in 2000 by artists and a number of major art institutions in Oslo to give artists an alternative venue to show and an opportunity to be discovered outside the established institutions. Oslo Open is an unmediated event which is what makes it so diversified and as varied as the artists themselves.
Since 2014, the Oslo Open has been organizing an international study visit program, inviting gallerists, curators and collectors from all over the world to explore Oslo’s art scene. In 2015, the international program was expanded to include a ‘speed-dating’ portfolio presentation. This year the speed dating will take place on April 14th and 15th . The jury for the speed-dating program will include: Ruben Steinum, artist and deputy chairman at UKS, Young Artists’ Society, Stina Högkvist, curator at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, and Andre Gali, editor of the online magazine Norwegian Crafts. Since its inception in 2000, there have been 8 editions of Oslo Open. The idea behind Oslo Open was introduced by Gavin Jantjes in 1998.
Representatives of Culture.pl (Adam Mickiewicz Institute) and Oslo Open will select three people who will take part in the event.
Culture.pl will provide:
- Accommodation in Oslo (April 13th/14thto April 17th, 2016)
- Return flight: Poland–Oslo –Poland
- Expense allowance
There is no application form but your application should submit the following as part of only ONE PDF file titled as your full name (e.g. ‘Name_Surname.pdf’)
- Letter of motivation (200-1000 characters)
- Portfolio (recent work, curatorial activities, participation in conferences, published articles, etc.) –max. 10 MB file
Application Deadline: March 7th
Applications should be emailed to: email@example.com
Find out more: osloopen.no
The open call is organized by Culture.pl as part of the program of the Polish Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
Source: own materials, 23 February 2016