Applications open: Art Fund Curators Programme at Frieze Masters 2019 (deadline Monday 12 August 2019)

AR-PAB, Alvaro Roquette & Pedro Aguiar-Branco, Frieze Masters 2018. Photo by Mark Blower. Courtesy of Frieze/Mark Blower

AR-PAB, Alvaro Roquette & Pedro Aguiar-Branco, Frieze Masters 2018. Photo by Mark Blower. Courtesy of Frieze/Mark Blower

Bursaries for Art Fund Curators Programme at Frieze Masters 2019

Together with Frieze, the National Gallery Subject Specialist Network: European Paintings pre-1900 and the National Portrait Gallery Subject Specialist Network: Understanding British Portraits, Art Fund is delighted to offer up to 10 fully funded places for museum and gallery curatorial professionals working with public collections to attend a two-day programme considering the genre of portraiture.

Art Fund is pleased to once again be working on a special two-day programme for museum and gallery curatorial professionals at Frieze Masters this year. Now in its fourth year, The Art Fund Curators Programme at Frieze Masters will bring together a group of ten museum professionals from UK museums with international counterparts and is devised as an opportunity to share professional and specialist networks, knowledge and experience, all set in the context of Frieze Masters. This year’s programme will explore the genre of portraiture and the opportunities it creates as a lens for exploring identity, representation, agency, celebrity, and relationships between sitters, artists and patrons. We will consider historic and contemporary portraiture, the challenges of unearthing and presenting ‘uncomfortable truths’ for museum audiences, and visitor responses to the genre. The programme will include a keynote in-conversation, curators’ workshop, tour of Frieze Masters, as well as special curator-led tours of the ‘Gauguin Portraits’ (National Gallery) and ‘BP Portrait Award 2019’ (National Portrait Gallery) exhibitions.


Event details

Venue: Art Fund Curators Programme at Frieze Masters, Regents Park, London

Dates: Wednesday 2 October 2019, 2.00pm – 8.00pm; Thursday 3 October 2019, 09.00am – 3.00pm

Up to 10 bursary places available for UK museum and gallery professionals. Travel and one night’s accommodation will be provided for curators where necessary.

Eligibility

Applications are open to all museum and gallery curatorial professionals who work with public collections.

How to apply

To apply for a place on this event please send us an answer of no more than 100 words to the question: ‘How would attending this programme be beneficial to your professional development?’

Email your application to mail@britishportraits.org.uk with ‘Frieze Masters 2019′ in the subject line by 12 noon on Monday 12 August 2019.

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