Curatorial development opportunities from the Art Fund

Navigating the Art Market

The Art Fund has announced a refreshed version of their Navigating the Art Market professional development course for 2016. Developed in partnership with Sotheby’s Institute of Art, the course is designed to promote a practical understanding of the art market through a combination of online learning and seminars in London, with spaces fully-funded by the Art Fund. It is targeted at early career curators with limited experience of engaging with the art market, and more experienced curators wishing to refresh their knowledge.

In 2016 the course will be delivered in two parts, each comprising two online sessions and a seminar day. The first part will take place from mid-February to early March, and the second from mid-April to early May.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 29 January.

To find out more and to apply for a place please see here

Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants Programme

The Art Fund has also announced that philanthropist and patron Jonathan Ruffer has generously increased his support for the curatorial grants programme by 50%, from £50,000 to £75,000 per year. This programme provides funding for travel and other practical costs to help curators from museums large and small undertake collection and exhibition research projects within the UK or anywhere in the world; since its inception in 2012 the scheme has benefited over 200 curators in 130 institutions. Applications for grants under £1,500 can be accepted at any time, while applications over £1,500 are only considered three times a year. The deadlines for 2016 are as follows:

· Wednesday 20th January
· Wednesday 20th May
· Wednesday 14th September

Full details on the scheme and the application process can be found here.

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