Leah McGurk - London

Curatorial Practice Award #2




Film and Video Umbrella have just launched the second edition of the Curatorial Practice Award, in partnership with John Hansard Gallery.

This is a call for entries for people from low-income backgrounds to support them to pursue curatorial careers in the arts, by commissioning and developing a new artist moving image work.

The awardee will receive:
-£5,000 fee to act as curatorial lead, to develop and deliver a newly commissioned moving image work for exhibition at JHG in 2021
-Basic commissioning budget of £10,000 (with potential for this to be expanded through additional fundraising)
-Year-long support from the FVU and JHG teams
-Four meetings with an external mentor of curator’s choosing
-Desk space at FVU for a year
-Up to 10 days of research and development at JHG

This year our guest panellists are artist Larry Achiampong and curator Gareth Bell-Jones.

Submission deadline: 12 noon, 30 March 2020.

More information on the award, eligibility and how to apply:


Leah McGurk