Call for  Curatorial Incubator v.13 The Job of Life

Call for Curatorial Incubator v.13 The Job of Life


The Curatorial Incubator v.13 – The Job of Life

Vtape’s award-winning Curatorial Incubator™ returns, inviting applications from emerging curators.

This year, The Curatorial Incubator v.13  The Job of Life seeks curatorial approaches that will help us see labour itself with fresh eyes. Banal or exhilarating, fully public or deeply domestic, work is all around us. Craft a program that reveals your take on The Job of Life.

Participants in The Curatorial Incubator v.13 will have an opportunity to hone their curatorial skills in the media arts in a number of important ways: attending specialized workshops conducted by arts professionals; conducting independent research using the rich resources available through Vtape; writing a curatorial essay for their program of selected titles, with invaluable editorial assistance provided by an arts professional; and, finally, presenting their curated program to the public.

If your proposal is selected for production, you will receive fees for both curating and writing, and a budget to cover the screening fees for the titles that are included in your program.


Research phase (July–August) includes:
* workshops conducted by established curators, artists and arts professionals specializing in media arts;
* free access to the vast research facilities on site at Vtape, with almost 4,000 titles by 800+ artists and over 5,000 articles on video art;
* extensive access to the Vtape on-line preview resource available only to curators and authorized researchers.


Presentation phase (January–March 2016) includes:
* an exhibition of all the curated programs with introductions by the curators;
* a fully illustrated catalogue of all the programs with curatorial essays;
* a curatorial roundtable (date: TBA) featuring professional curators and incubatees.


Proposals must include:
>> an up-to-date c.v.;
>> a statement of intention (1 page in total) that outlines your interest in video and media artwork and why you want to be part of The Curatorial Incubator, v.13 The Job of Life.
>> examples of critical writing your have done (published or non-published)
>> examples of any curatorial or organizational work you have done


Other Required Information to Accompany Proposals: 
>> indicate your availability for workshops July 11–12, 2015
>> NOTE: If you are from outside of Toronto, please indicate how you would cover the costs of your travel to the workshops (to be held over one weekend) and some additional time for on-site research at Vtape.

And don’t worry; you won’t be held to your original proposal but keep in mind that the jury will need to get an idea of what kind of work you are going to be searching for. Surprises are to be expected along the way. That’s what research is all about.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, May 22 2015 at 4:00pm.


Send applications to:

Lisa Steele, Creative Director, Vtape
No phone inquiries please.