Curatorial mini-intensive

Curatorial mini-intensive

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

ICPP summer intensive. Photo: Sandy Aldieri.

October 4, 2019
Curatorial mini-intensive
November 7–8, 2019
Application deadline: October 13
Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University
283 Washington Terrace
Center for the Arts
Middletown, CT 06459-0442

T +1 860 685 3283
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The Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance invites applications for a fall edition of its curatorial mini-intensive for those interested in ICPP’s MA program. A small number of participants will be selected to attend two days of classes and exchanges of ideas on November 7–8, 2019 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The program will include intimate conversations with curators, artists, writers, scholars, and presenters. The curriculum will address time-based art practices through the work of artists 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 is free, and provides accommodation as well as a modest travel stipend. For full consideration, please submit the following documents to icpp [​at​] by October 13, 2019. 

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 an 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

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. Read what ICPP alumnx say about the program.

Join us for an ICPP event in San Francisco on Friday, October 18 at 6:30pm, at the ODC Theater for a discussion on presenting strategies that take their cues from innovative artistic practices. This conversation will include artists and performing arts curators including Adia Tamar Whitaker, Dena Beard, and Frank Smigiel, moderated by Julie Potter (Director, ODC Theater; ICPP MA 2016). This event is free and open to the public.

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

Contact: T +1 860 685 3283 / icpp [​at​]

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