Node | Center for Curatorial Studies


Location: Berlin, Germany

Mission: Node Center for Curatorial Studies Berlin is a platform to teach, research, and experiment with subjects related to curatorial studies and contemporary art practices, acting as a networking point that draws together curators, artists, and creative professionals in Berlin.

Experimental, collaborative and cross-disciplinary approaches are central to the ethos of Node. To this end, The Center´s core activity stems from the Curatorial Program that offers its participants the possibility of expanding their professional and practical experience while developing projects in Berlin in a collaborative environment. Node provides the guest curators with a vast network of artists, cultural agents, art spaces and creative practitioners in the city, immersing them in Berlin’s art scene.

Node is a dynamic space of reflection and practice, where professional interactions take place in the form of workshops, seminars, artist presentations, exhibitions, networking events and other activities that explore the potentials of the curatorship’ work.

Cost: 1 registration fee of 720€ (paid upon acceptance), 3 monthly payments of 770€, Accommodation and living expenses are not covered by the fees.

Application Fee: Free

Number of Curators: Between 8 to 12 curators at a time

Accommodations: Accommodation is not provided by Node.

Length of Stay: 3-months

Demographic: Emerging curators

Medium: contemporary art, curatorial studies, theory and philosophy of art, art history, architecture, design, film studies, art management, new media, visual and/or fine arts

Benefits: During the twelve weeks of the program, the resident curators enjoy a shared office as well as the necessary resources to deeply immerse them in Berlin’s dynamic art scene. Residents participate in weekly activities programmed by Node such as artist studio visits, tours to exhibition spaces, networking events, and workshops with a variety of experts and practitioners. The residency culminates in the development of a printed publication and the curation of a final show.

Participants are also encouraged to take an active role in developing the program and are welcome to arrange seminars, workshops, guest lectures, etc.

Deadline: August 2nd, 2013 (From September 17th to December 10th, 2013)



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