Frieze Art Fair / Frieze Masters, Regent's Park, London, 2016
Closing 26 June 2024

Art Fund Curators Programme at Frieze Masters

Together with Frieze and the National Gallery Subject Specialist Network: European Paintings pre-1900, Art Fund is delighted to offer 10 fully funded places for UK regional curators to attend a two-day programme exploring the subject of transhistorical exhibition making. 

Application deadline: Wednesday 26 June, 5pm

Together with Frieze and the National Gallery Subject Specialist Network: European Paintings pre-1900, Art Fund is delighted to offer 10 fully funded places for UK regional curators, alongside 5 international counterparts, to attend a two-day programme exploring the subject of transhistorical exhibition making.

Working in partnership with the SSN for European Paintings pre-1900 and The National Gallery, through the Frieze Masters programme we’re aiming to bring together a cohort of emerging career curators from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to explore the subject of transhistorical exhibition making (across historical time periods, both historic and contemporary).

The programme will be led by Dr Jennifer Sliwka, Keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean Museum and Professorial Fellow of Balliol College, University of Oxford and will include:

  • online pre-programme seminar and introduction to the Art market session

  • introduction and access to Van Gogh: Poets and Lovers at the National Gallery

  • keynote speaker in-conversation (Emerson Bowyer, Searle Curator Painting and Sculpture of Europe, The Art Institute of Chicago)

  • curators’ workshop

  • tours of Frieze Masters

  • invitation to join the Unexpected View event at The National Gallery

  • feedback meeting with the curators

  • access to Frieze London and Frieze Masters

Art Fund Curators Programme at Frieze Masters takes place at Regents Park, London, on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 October.

What we can fund

10 bursary places are available for UK museum and gallery professionals. Travel, 2 nights’ accommodation and refreshments will be provided.

Please note, when completing the budget information, you need only to input travel costs and a per diem of £25. Frieze will be supporting the accommodation (two nights) and refreshments (breakfast and lunch) will be provided.

Who can apply

Applications are open to all museum and gallery curatorial professionals who work with public collections.

Through the programme we’re aiming to bring together a cohort of emerging career curators from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds and who often do not have the travel budgets that allow for easy exchange with their national and international counterparts.

Key dates

The deadline to apply is Wednesday 26 June, 5pm.

Frieze Masters takes place on Thursday 10 October 2024 (09.30pm – 7.00pm) and Friday 11 October 2024 (08.45am – 3.00pm).

How to apply

Your application

Get in touch

If you haven’t found what you need in the information on this page, get in touch with Robert Dingle, Senior Programme Manager, rdingle@artfund.org.

Submit your application

Please ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria and review the full terms before submitting your application. To submit your application, please complete the application form (Word) and email to Robert Dingle (rdingle@artfund.org).

After you've applied

Claim your grant

If your application is successful, Frieze will be in touch to confirm your accommodation details and to reimburse you your travel expenses.

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