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The Curatorial Program for Research announces its open call for 2018

The Curatorial Program for Research (CPR) is pleased to announce its open call for curators to participate in CPR 2018: Dimming the Northern Lights. In this program curators will travel to the Nordic region, visiting Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. CPR’s sixth fully-funded research program will take place from August 2–27, 2018.


Hosted by local institutions and independent curators, the program gathers a cohort of up to eight international curators. The robust programming offers daily visits to artist studios and local arts institutions, and it is complemented by readings about local socio-political history, arts, and culture. Following the trip, each curator will submit a proposal to conduct a project in his/her home city, and, one winning proposal will be awarded a production grant.

For application guidelines and further information, please visit curatorialprogram.org.

Both independent curators and those with institutional affiliations may apply; only applicants with 2+ years of professional experience will be considered.

Participants will be selected by a jury that will include: Carmen Ferreyra, CPR Director and Founder; Emily Crain, CPR Program Manager and Director of Development; Juha Huuskonen, Director, HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme, Finland; Nestori Syrjala, Board Member, The Mustarinda Association, Finland; Sandi Hilal, Director, Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency, Palestine/Sweden; Hanna Isaksson, Manager, ArtNorth – Norrbotten Contemporary Art Development Center, Sweden; Ina Otzko, Visual Artist and Independent Curator, Norway/Italy; and Johan Martin Christiansen, Visual Artist, Faroe Islands/Denmark.

CPR 2018 is possible thanks to the support and collaboration of the following institutions and individuals:

Nordic Culture Fond; HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme, Finland; Frame Contemporary Art Finland; The Mustarinda Association, Finland; IASPIS, Sweden; ArtNorth – Norrbotten Contemporary Art Development Center, Sweden.

Applications are due February 15, 2018
Applicants will be notified by March 1, 2018

For more information, please contact: info@curatorialprogram.org
Application form: curatorialprogram.org/apply
FAQ: curatorialprogram.org/faq