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Applications are now open for the BAN Curatorial Forum, 2023

Applications are now open for a residential 10-day Curatorial Forum to take place in the UK from Sunday 8 – Tuesday 17 October 2023. Applications are due Monday 12 June 2023 at 5pm BST. 

© Photo by Mara Lavitt October 17, 2022 Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT YCBA-Ban International British Art Curatorial Forum visits the YCBA.

This will bring together a select group of up to 12 people from a range of backgrounds and working contexts, and from all stages of their careers, based outside the UK but working with British art, artists or heritage.  

The Forum will be a unique chance to explore the histories, present experiences and futures of curating, make new professional connections, and enjoy access to exceptional collections and resources with behind-the scenes tours and introductions to established curators and art-world leaders.  

The programme will be centred around these critical questions: 

“Who gets to be a curator?”  

“What does curating mean now?”  

“Is “British art?’ relevant as a category?” 

Based in London and Manchester, the programme will include gallery visits, workshop sessions and field trips, as well as time to socialise, reflect and research. With the re-installation and relaunch of several major organisations in 2023, including Tate Britain, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, this is a timely moment to explore British art curating in the UK.  

For more information and how to apply, please visit our Funding Opportunities page.