The international intensive research program for curators was established in 2015 with headquarters in Indianapolis and Stockholm, and maintains an expanding network of satellite locations in over 15 cities worldwide. CPR introduces its participants to new cultural localities, a variety of artistic practices, and differing modalities of artistic production. Developed by practicing curators, this program aims to provide directed professional growth for curators
• To foster international dialogue between diverse cities and provide exposure to artistic practices outside of saturated markets
• To grant professional opportunities free from financial obligation. As a fully funded program, CPR promotes a culture of professional generosity and encourages the democratization of curatorial practice and research
• To promote curatorial practices which combine direct interaction with working artists and intellectually rigorous projects
• To foster new relationships between curators, art professionals and arts organizations
The core program features itineraries across multiple cities within certain geographic region (Eastern and Northern Europe, Western Europe, North and Central America, South America, Africa, and Asia).
Each program accepts up to ten curators, who will travel to 3 or 4 cities conducting research, facilitated by local hosts. Each city features a customized curriculum that includes readings and classes about local history, arts and culture, as well as visits to local artist studios, and art institutions.
Following the core program, all participants will be asked to submit proposals for a curatorial project in his or her home city. One curator will be awarded funds to implement his or her project.
The first stage starts in October 2015 and will be held in Estonia and Finland.
Follow news about the program here: http://curatorialprogram.org/