Bursaries for Art Fund Curators Programme at Frieze Masters 2023

Ten fully funded places for UK and International curators to attend an inspiring two-day programme at Frieze Masters.

Deadline to apply: Monday 12 June, 5pm

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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 and International curators to attend a two-day programme that explores the dynamic relationship between historical art and contemporary practice. 

Please note - we are currently experiencing some technical problems with submissions via the grants portal. With this in mind, we are asking applicants to submit their application using this Word version then submit this directly to the Programmes team.

This year Frieze, with Art Fund support, will bring together a group of five UK-based curators from regional museums, alongside five international counterparts and five National Gallery curatorial fellows and trainees. Working in partnership with the SSN for European Paintings pre-1900 and The National Gallery, the programme aims to bring together a cohort of emerging career curators from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.

The programme will include:

  • pre-programme seminar and introduction to the art market session

  • curatorial introduction and access to The Credit Suisse Exhibition Frans Hals exhibition (The National Gallery)

  • keynote in-conversation

  • curators’ workshop

  • tour of Frieze Masters

  • Unexpected View at The National Gallery

  • post programming meeting with the curators

This year's keynote speaker will be Ann Demeester, Director, Kunsthaus Zürich.

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.

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.

Event details

Art Fund Curators Programme at Frieze Masters
Frieze Masters
Regents Park, London

Wednesday 11 October 2023, 12.30pm – 8.00pm
Thursday 12 October 2023, 08.45am – 3.00pm

Five bursary places available for UK museum and gallery professionals.

Five bursary places available for International museum and gallery professionals.

Travel, two nights’ accommodation and refreshments will be provided.

How to apply

Your application

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After you've applied

Acknowledgement of application

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Claim your grant

If your application is successful, we will send you our offer paperwork with more details on how to claim your grant.

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