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10 January 2023

Curatorial residency with Delfina Foundation, Te Tuhi and Metroland Cultures

Delfina Foundation, in collaboration with Te TuhiMetroland Cultures, with the generous support of Kent Gardner and British Council Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific, welcomes applications from New Zealand curators for a twelve-week residency in London, taking place from 3 April – 23 June 2023. The fully funded residency (including return travel to London, accommodation at Delfina Foundation, and a daily stipend) is geared towards emerging/ mid-career New Zealand curators interested in testing and developing new approaches to a collaborative practice bridging artists and communities.

About the residency

The residency will offer opportunities to gain training, skills and experience, while embedded in the curatorial workings of Metroland Cultures for 3 days/week. Metroland Cultures’ programme sits at the intersection of art and community, testing and pioneering new approaches that centre partnerships, strategies and approaches for community and artist collaboration. The residency will provide unique professional development opportunities related to exhibition organization, project management, artist liaison support, research and public programming.

For the balance of the week, the successful applicant will pursue their own research through a bespoke programme delivered by Delfina Foundation as part of their ‘open’ Spring 2023 residency season. This programme will include guided visits to museums, galleries, non-profits, artist-run spaces and studios, as well as trips to institutions outside London; opportunities to meet and engage with artists, curators, academics and researchers through organised presentations, studio visits, events and meals; and professional development activities including: presentations and crits, portfolio reviews, and mentoring activities. Situated within Delfina Foundation, the resident will also benefit from career growth, mentorship as well as peer-to-peer exchange with other practitioners in residence.

Applications close: Monday 30 January 2023, 5PM (NZ time).