Open Call for the 2015-2016 Programme is now underway. Click here for more information.
The VADA Curatorial Mentorship & Training Programme (CMTP) provides a development opportunity for a Singapore/Singapore PR curator within 3 years of professional practice to devise and execute 2 to 4 exhibitions/projects over a 12-month period. The purpose of the programme is to equip mentees with practical knowledge and skills for a sustainable curatorial practice. Curatorial mentor (David Chew) and arts management mentor (Samantha Segar) will oversee the 2015-2016 programme.
Mentors and the selected participant will devise a project timeline and refine objectives and deliverables in accordance with the mentee's specific needs. Learned outcomes are expected to include: research, interviewing, artist management, curatorial essay writing, archiving, exhibition design, project management, budgeting, grant writing, marketing & collateral, and educational programming. The programme will include up to two regional field trips that will allow the mentee to connect with other curators and institutions, attend conferences and key exhibitions depending upon the curator's area of research and availability.
The curator will be expected to oversee all aspects of their programme with review and support from the mentors. The mentors will appraise each exhibition/project and provide immediate feedback to encourage tangible improvement within each programme period.