Call for applications

ICI Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans

Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), New Orleans, LA, United States
Deadline: 27 November 2017

ICI Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans

ICI, in collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, presents the fourth Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans. This ongoing partnership with CACNO represents ICI’s long-term commitment to New Orleans and the greater Gulf of Mexico region. The Intensive will take place concurrently with the citywide triennial Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker.

The Curatorial Intensive, a weeklong professional development program, is designed to immerse participants in a rigorous schedule of seminars, presentations, site visits, and one-on-one meetings that support the process of developing an idea for a project into a full proposal. It is a unique opportunity to forge a close network of peers and embark on future collaborations. This program is targeted toward self-motivated individuals, working independently or within institutions.

Seminars, site visits, individual meetings, and roundtable discussions will be led by a group of professionals that includes: Andrea Andersson (Chief Curator of Visual Arts, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans), María del Carmen Carrión (Director of Public Programs & Research, ICI), Dean Daderko (Curator, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston), Sofía Gallisá Muriente (Co-Director, Beta-Local, San Juan), Andrea Phillips (theorist and curator, Director of PhD programmes in the Art Department at Goldsmiths, London), Renaud Proch (Executive Director, ICI) and Deborah Willis (Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University), among others.

Application Guidelines
12–14 applicants working internationally will be selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive. The applicant must have 3+ years of curatorial experience. All applications must include a 500-word description of an exhibition idea that the applicant would like help in developing. This description should outline the proposal concept and any artists under consideration. Also required are a current 250-word bio, a 500-word letter of intent, and a 300-word text that describes a recent curatorial project that has made an impact on the applicant.

For any additional questions, please email Kimberly Kitada at

About CAC New Orleans
The CAC is a multi–disciplinary arts center dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time. Formed in 1976 by a passionate group of visual and performing artists when the movement to tear down the walls between visual and performing arts was active nationwide, the CAC expresses its mission by organizing world class curated exhibitions, performances, and public programs that educate and enlarge audiences for the arts.



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