February 20, 2018

Open Call for Curators | New Spaces Exhibition Programme 2018

Application deadline: Friday 9 March

Visual Artists Ireland and Derry City + Strabane District Council invite applications from curators to participate in New Spaces. New Spaces is year long programme of 16 contemporary art exhibitions in four unconventional spaces across the Derry City and Strabane District Council area. Curators will be selected from an open call and will each produce four exhibitions over an eight month period. Venues will be high footfall, unconventional spaces in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.

The programme will include a programme of support and mentoring for selected curators that will be delivered by Visual Artists Ireland in partnership with local arts partners, Void gallery, CCA Derry~Londonderry, and Nerve Visual. The mentoring programme will see participants work with experienced curators to develop their proposals, gain project management skills and enhance their professional networks.

This aims of this project are to:
● Create opportunities for artists and curators
● Increase the number of skilled arts professionals/producers
● Retain talent in the region
● Develop long-term private sector partners
● Enhance the reputation of Derry City and Strabane as a centre of artistic excellence

Curators will receive a fee of £250 per exhibition. An additional budget for artist fees, installation and transport of work will be provided.

Curators are invited to submit proposals for four exhibitions according to the brief: NEW SPACES_ CALL FOR CURATORS_BRIEF

Please send your exhibitions proposal, CV and covering letter of no more than one side of A4 outlining your suitability for the role to:

If you have any questions about the position please contact Rob Hilken on 028 9587 0361 or

Open Call for Curators | New Spaces Exhibition Programme 2018