Production Processes, from the Urban to the Rural

The Curatorial Program for Research (CPR) is pleased to announce its open call for curators for CPR 2017: Mexico. Production Processes, from the Urban to the Rural, CPR’s fourth fully-funded research program, will take place from February 5-22, 2017. Hosted by local institutions, the program gathers a cohort of up to eight curators, and offers daily visits to artist studios and local arts institutions, complemented by readings about local socio-political history, arts, and culture. CPR Core Programs are fully funded; we provide round-trip airfares, accommodation and local transport. Following the trip, each curator is asked to submit a proposal for a project in his/her home city, and one winning proposal will be awarded a production grant.

Independent curators and those with institutional affiliations may apply. Applications from established and emerging curators (2+ years of professional experience) will be considered. A jury comprised of CPR’s executive staff as well as CPR local hosts will select the participants.

To be considered a candidate for CPR 2017: Mexico, please submit a full application that includes the following:
• A completed application form (2 pages).
• A statement of up to 400 words. This statement should address your knowledge of the area to be visited as well as your expectations about how the Program will expand your existing body of work and/or enhance your professional development.
• A Curriculum Vitae (abridged to no more than 2 pages).
• US$ 50 application fee. Please, note that no application will be considered until the application fee is paid.

CORE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS1. Each curator-in-residence is expected to read, prior to travel, the complete reading list provided by local hosts, and attend to the complete itinerary for the duration of the Program.
2. On completion of travel, curators are asked to submit an analysis report including a written statement of about 500 words and photo documentation (about 10 photos). This material will be used to contribute towards the catalogue, as well as the online journal resource on CPR’s website.
3. Twelve weeks after the end of the Program, each curator is asked to submit a proposal for an exhibit in his or her city of origin. See award details here.