Node Center Berlin: Summer Curatorial Studies Residency

Node Center for Curatorial Studies
Waldemarstr 37a, 10999 Berlin, Germany

+49 152 2769 9078

Application Deadline: April 30, 2012

The Node Center for Curatorial Studies Residency is a program lasting twelve intensive weeks, designed for international, emerging curators who wish to expand their professional practice by developing projects in Berlin in a collaborative environment.

The Node Center for Curatorial Studies is a platform of formation, experimentation, and diffusion in the field of curatorship and in the contemporary artistic practices.

Node’s Curatorial Residency Program has an emphasis on developing innovative practice that expands the mechanism beyond the traditional process and format of the art exhibition, generating new discursive possibilities. To this end, the program is underpinned by a philosophy of exploring different fields of knowledge outside the traditional gallery context, adapting them to the curatorial praxis. This gives rise to the opportunity to experiment with challenging curatorial projects, while receiving professional feedback and technical support.

During the twelve weeks of the program, the resident curators enjoy a shared office as well as the necessary resources to deeply immerse them in Berlin's dynamic art scene. Residents participate in weekly activities programmed by Node such as artist studio visits, tours to exhibition spaces, networking events and workshops with a variety of experts and practitioners. The residency culminates in the development of a printed publication and the curation of a final show.

Participants are also encouraged to take an active role in developing the program and are welcome to arrange seminars, workshops, guest lectures, etc.


An online application form and additional information can be found on the Center's website here.

To be eligible, participants must submit an application by April 30, 2012 here.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an online interview.

Admission requirements

An academic background in any of the following areas of contemporary art: curatorial studies, theory and philosophy of art, art history, art management, and/or art production; visual arts, fine arts, arts, and new media; or equivalent work experience within an institution, or with projects developed as an independent curator.

Program Fees: 1 initial deposit of 720 EUR, 3 monthly payments of 770 EUR.