E-residency programme open for Asean, Japanese art curators

The e-residency project is open to art curators from Asean and Japan. (Photo courtesy of Japan Foundation)

The Japan Foundation is accepting applications for "Virtual Workings", a six-week e-residency programme for emerging art curators from the Asean region and Japan, which will take place from Nov 16 to Dec 22.

A collaboration with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the online residency will offer an opportunity to artists to build their capacity, learn from peers and collaborate with support of an expert who will serve as a mentor to each pair of curators.

Eligible applicants must have two to five years of work experience in a museum, cultural institution, exhibition space or as an independent practitioner, and be excellent in both writing and speaking English.

They can apply as a pair (of different nationalities) or as an individual. Selected curators will work in pairs and each pair is required to indicate their preferred theme and further define and propose the specific topic of their project.

There are three themes of their residency to choose from -- "Resilience", "Locating First Voice Of People – Curating Inclusion And Diversity" and "Interweave Asian Textile(s) With Contemporary Urgencies".

Each participant will receive a fee of US$500 (15,500 baht) for their participation to be used for the implementation of their project idea. At the end of the residency, each pair will take part in a podcast or video interview about the process as part of a campaign to share their residency experience.

Applications should be made by Oct 30. For application forms, visit asiaeuropefoundation.formstack.com/forms/virtual_workings_application_form.

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