Current training opportunities for curators

We work with sector partners to offer new training courses, development opportunities and networking events to support curators, and ensure our museums and galleries continue to thrive.


Gasworks’ Curator Fellowship Awards 

The Art Fund is delighted to be working with Gasworks to support a one-month funded fellowship for two curators working with a UK collecting institution. The fellowships are hosted by Gasworks’ international partners Bisagra in Lima, Peru, and VASL Artists’ Collective in Karachi, Pakistan. The fellowships will give curators the opportunity to conduct research, develop new partnerships and broaden their knowledge of a different artistic context. Gasworks is the hub of the Triangle Network, an international network of arts organisations mostly based in Africa, Asia and South America.

Fellowship details

  • Bisagra: 17 October to 11 November 2016 (up to one month)
  • VASL: 6 February to 4 March 2017 (up to one month)


The fellowship programme is open to curators working in or with a UK collecting institution.

How to apply

Apply via the Gasworks website. The deadline for applications is 12noon, Friday 24 June 2016.


ICA Artists’ Film Biennial 2015: Bursaries for curators​

The Art Fund is offering 66 fully funded places for curators to selected events at this year’s ICA Artists’ Film Biennial. The biennial 2016 is a five-day celebration of artists’ film and moving image, taking place at the ICA from 25 to 29 May 2016. Now in its second edition, the event will offer audiences the opportunity to see some of the best new film and rarely seen works in one place, and engage directly with artists, curators and industry practitioners from all over the world.


Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grants

This programme provides funding for travel and other practical costs to help curators undertake collection and exhibition research projects in the UK or abroad. Find out more.


Other CPD opportunities

For other Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for curators, please see:

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