Submission deadline: 07-06-2020

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The Frame Curatorial Research Fellowship by Frame Contemporary Art Finland is a new curatorial research programme for 2020-2023 organised in close collaboration with four international institutional partners. The first two for 2020-2021 are Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons and EVA International (Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art).

The programme offers support to develop new curatorial research practices and cultivate active curatorial research practices embedded in organisational practice. What kind of curatorial research is needed in order to imagine new ways of presenting and mediating contemporary art and cultural production in a form that is inseparable from the daily life, politics and policies of artists and institutions?

The first two fellowships of the programme are titled ‘Mapping and Unmapping Geographies’ and ‘Local, International and Planetary Fictions’. Both fellowships will aim to unpack the ways in which geographies can be understood within the field of contemporary art and society today. Both also highlight the need for new approaches to situating art and curatorial research in different geopolitical and geo-cultural contexts in order to imagine socially and culturally just and sustainable shared futures.

The fellowships are intended for everyone who is interested in actively experimenting with curatorial research and practice regardless of their educational background or professional status. Applicants may be based anywhere. Details related to specific forms of work, travelling, dates of the fellowship and work timing will be agreed individually with each fellow. Fellows can work part-time, and working time (four months altogether) can span over 2020 and 2021.


Frame Contemporary Art Finland will provide a working stipend of 11,200 euro for each fellow, covering 4 full months of working time.

Frame Contemporary Art Finland and its collaborating partners will cover any necessary travel and accommodation for up to 4 research periods.

Frame Contemporary Art Finland and its collaborating partners will provide a small production budget for presentations of the research at public events.