OPEN CALL - AaBKC Residency Spring 2018 (Curator)

Dates: April 30 – June 22, 2018
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Eligibility: International curators
Focus: Networking and research
Deadline: November 5, 2017

Aarhus Center for Visual Art (Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, AaBKC) invites international curators of contemporary visual art to apply to AaBKC Residency’s Spring 2018 program.

The aim of AaBKC Residency is to introduce international artists and curators to the visual arts scene in Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark.

Specifically, the program facilitates networking as a mode of curatorial research.

AaBKC Residency’s Spring 2018 program invites one international curator to live and work in Aarhus from April 30 – June 22, 2018, where s/he will have an opportunity to meet local artists and arts professionals, visit artist studios and exhibition spaces, and participate in networking meetings and cultural events. By focusing on networking, AaBKC Residency facilitates short- and long-term professional development, allowing curators to broaden their knowledge base, develop new and meaningful professional contacts and relationships, create future work opportunities, refine their networking skills, and build other vital professional capacities.

In addition to exploring the arts community of Aarhus, AaBKC Residency also gives visiting curators the time and space they need to conduct research, write, plan exhibitions, or engage in other self-directed work, as desired. We do not expect a specific product or exhibition as the result of the residency, but wish to provide residents with the necessary resources to make the most of their time in Denmark.

Living accommodations and work space will be provided. AaBKC staff will also offer comprehensive administrative support throughout the residency, working with the selected curator to develop a residency program tailored to his/her specific interests and professional goals, offering professional counseling, and introducing the resident artist to relevant networking partners.

Emerging and established curators are welcome to apply. The successful applicant will have a strong desire to expand their network of artists, curators, gallerists, and other arts professionals.

- Resident must participate in Aarhus Center for Visual Art’s monthly ART BAR networking event
- Resident is not required to produce a final project
- Resident is expected to engage with the local art scene and work with Aarhus Center for Visual Art staff to develop a program for the residency with a focus on networking

- Emerging and established curators of contemporary visual art (excluding Danish citizens and residents of Denmark) are welcome to apply
- Successful applicant will have a strong desire to expand his/her network of artists, curators, gallerists, and other arts professionals
- Applicants must be able to communicate effectively in English

- Combined living/work accommodations: private apartment in central Aarhus, with attached multi-purpose work space
- Additional work space: desk within Aarhus Center for Visual Art’s offices
- Administrative and networking support from Aarhus Center for Visual Art staff
- Discounted meal card for Godsbanen’s in-house cafe, Spiselauget
- Bicycle

- 10.000 DKK stipend (honorarium, travel, and ART BAR)
- Free living accommodations and work space
- Residents must cover daily living and working expenses

Please email the following documents (PDF format) to by 23.59 Danish time on Sunday, November 5, 2017:
- AaBKC Residency application form (available here)
- Motivation letter (max. 500 words)
- CV (max. 2 pages)
- Writing sample and image materials from past curatorial projects (max. 5 pages)

Click here for more information on AaBKC Residency.
Please direct questions to Pamela Grombacher: