2nd edition 2008/2009


FRAC Nord – Pas de Calais (F), de Appel arts
centre (NL), H + F Curatorial Grant

DEADLINE: July 15th

The "H+F Curatorial Grant" is an ambitious and original initiative which allows the FRAC Nord–Pas de Calais (Dunkirk/France) in close partnership with the private collector Han Nefkens (H+F Collection) and the de Appel arts centre (Amsterdam/NL), to give young international curators the opportunity to participate in the development of exhibition projects based on the collection.

This grant which was launched in 2007 offers emerging art curators a unique infrastructure and environment with free access to a research and documentation centre as well as to one of the best French collections of contemporary art. The FRAC acts as the first intermediary for these future professionals of contemporary art by helping them to develop and implement their projects.

A panel composed of Han Nefkens (H+F Collection), Ann Demeester (Director of de Appel) and Hilde Teerlinck (Director of the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais) will select the new candidate. The selected person will become part of the FRAC’s team as an assistant curator, coordinating local, national and international exhibition-projects. The grantee selected for the period 2008-2009 will be specifically responsible for the ArtAids project which brings together contemporary artists from all over the world –Part of the project will be presented in France in 2009 and will focus on creating awareness about HIV/Aids and tackling the stigma connected with it.

See http://www.artaids.com

She / he will receive in exchange a grant for 18 months that will help finance her/his living and
travel expenses.

An excellent knowledge of English is required, knowledge of French would be helpful.
The candidate will have to install her/himself in Dunkirk for the mentioned period.

This project has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Han Nefkens (journalist, writer and art collector), which enables the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais to reinforce the development of a strong and active policy of patronage around its activity. From 2008 onwards the application process is open for former students of de Appel Curatorial Programme and all aspiring young curators who wish to enhance their expertise and further develop their skills and agilities in project management.

Please send your application containing a recent CV (including a photograph) and a motivation letter before July 15th 2008 to:

FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais
930 avenue de Rosendaël
59240 Dunkerque (France)
Tel. 03 28 65 84 20


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