Curatorial mini-intensive

Curatorial mini-intensive

Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University

Okwui Okpokwasili, Faye Driscoll, and Ralph Lemon at ICPP summer intensive sessions, Wesleyan University. Photos: Brendan Plake.

May 14, 2019
Curatorial mini-intensive
July 11–13, 2019
Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University
283 Washington Terrace
Center for the Arts
Middletown, CT 06459-0442

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The Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance invites applications for a third edition of its curatorial mini-intensive for students interested in ICPP’s MA program. A small number of prospective students will be selected to attend two days of classes and exchanges of ideas from July 11–13 on the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown, Connecticut.  The programme includes intimate conversations with curators, artists, writers, dramaturges, scholars, and presenters. The curriculum will address time-based art practices through the work of artists, curators and cultural leaders across the fields of dance, performance art, theater, and music. Discussions will range from ethical issues in curation and current topics in the art and performance fields to a range of interdisciplinary projects and the sharing of critical methods and practices.

The curatorial mini-intensive will also include opportunities to learn about tuition remission and scholarship possibilities, including the ICPP Leadership Fellowships, a post-graduate opportunity for ICPP graduates supported by the Ford Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation performing artists case study opportunities. 

Applications are currently being reviewed and will continue until positions are filled. The curatorial mini-intensive is free, and provides accommodation and a modest travel stipend. For full consideration, please submit the following documents to icpp [​at​] by June 1, 2019. Reviews of applications will continue until positions are filled.
–Letter of intent (one page)
–Current curriculum vitae (up to three pages)

About ICPP
ICPP offers a 2-year low-residency Master of Arts in Performance Curation featuring:
–The opportunity to pursue a MA degree alongside other professional responsibilities
–An innovative curriculum and an individualized learning environment with small-sized classes
–3 residencies on Wesleyan University’s campus each year
–A modular learning structure that allows participants to study and work with an extensive curatorial community
–Eligibility for financial aid and ICPP Leadership Fellowships

ICPP is the first institute of its kind, a center for the study of the presentation and contextualization of contemporary performance. Distinct from graduate programs in Curatorial Studies, Arts Administration, Performance Studies, and the Humanities, ICPP offers students a graduate-level education in curatorial approaches to developing and presenting dance, theater, performance and other time-based arts.

The Master of Arts in Performance Curation is a two-year, low-residency program designed to study and enrich curatorial practices through intellectually rigorous and artist-centered methods, dialogues, writing, and fieldwork. ICPP works with a core group of faculty composed of renowned curators, artists, and scholars. Students and faculty meet three times a year on Wesleyan University’s campus, alongside engaging with field-wide symposia and artists’ residencies, and with visits to art institutions in New York City and the area. In addition, students have opportunities to work with a range of advisors on off-site practicums and independent projects tailored around their professional needs and research interests. Through the low-residency model, students simultaneously put ideas into practice in their professional lives, developing responsive curatorial practices that address performance as an artistic medium and a lens through which to interrogate and act upon social and political issues.

Applications for the 2020–21 academic year are due January 15, 2020. 

For more information about the program, click here. To contact us, email ICPP Program Manager Rosemary Lennox: rlennox [​at​]

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