ICA Artists’ Film Biennial 2016: Bursaries for curators

Please note that this event has already taken place. Art Fund was able to offer 66 fully funded places for curators for selected events at the 2016 ICA Artists’ Film Biennial.

Applications for this scheme are now closed.

The ICA Artists’ Film Biennial 2016, supported by Art Fund, is a five-day celebration of artists’ film and moving image, taking place at the ICA from 25 to 29 May 2016. The biennial, now in its second edition, 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.

At the centre of the programme are the profile screenings, presenting comprehensive bodies of work by American artist Ellen Cantor and Norwegian artist Lars Laumann. Artists Ahmet Öğüt, Charlotte Prodger, Martine Syms and Ming Wong will present works as part of the artist-selected screenings. The ICA will also host a series of events exploring the interconnected relationship between the artist, production, distribution, collection, and exhibition of artists’ moving image. Presentations and panel discussions will draw upon key individuals from Film and Video Umbrella (FVU), the Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), Frieze, HOME, LUX and Soda Film + Art.

We are offering a range of fully funded places for curators interested in artists’ film and moving-image work at the following events:

Workshops and seminars

Professional Practice Seminar 1

27 May, 11am, Studio

This professional practice seminar is an informal and specifically industry-focused opportunity for a small group of arts professionals to gain a deeper understanding of the interconnected relationship between the artist, production, distribution, collection, and exhibition of artists moving image.

Professional Practice Seminar 2

28 May, 12pm, Cinema 2

This professional practice seminar is an informal and specifically industry-focused opportunity for a small group of arts professionals to gain a deeper understanding of the interconnected relationship between the artist, production, distribution, collection, and exhibition of artists moving image.

Curators' Workshop

25 May, 11am, Cinema 2

The Curators’ Workshop is an opportunity for arts professionals to hear short presentations on curatorial practices and approaches from guest speakers and engage in discussion and debate with two guest speakers and a workshop leader.

 

Talks and screenings

LUX, FVU and Home Artist film

26 May, 12pm, Cinema 1

This event features presentations from key moving-image organisations LUX, Film and Video Umbrella, and HOME Artist Film, as well as the opportunity to see some of the work they support.

FLAMIN, SODA Film + Art and Frieze

27 May, 12pm, Cinema 1

This event features presentations from key moving-image organisations FLAMIN, Soda Film + Art, and Frieze Video, as well as the opportunity to see some of the work they support.

Symposium

29 May, 11am, Cinema 1

This symposium responds to the broader context of the ICA Artist’s Film Biennial, by exploring artistic, photographic and filmic relations to the mediated cityscape and its contemporary fragmentation. Key themes include mediating fragments, mediating publics and mediating narratives.

Event details

The ICA Artists’ Film Biennial 2016 will take place from 25 to 29 May at the ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH.

Eligibility

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

How to apply

Please send us a one-page CV and an answer of no more than 100 words to the question: how would attending this course be beneficial to your professional development?

Email your application to programmes@artfund.org with 'ICA + the name of the specific event’ in the subject line (specifying your preferred seminar date if applicable) by Friday 20 May. We will aim to notify applicants by Monday 16 May.

Please note that transportation to/from the events and any associated accommodation costs are not included.