How to Become an Independent Curator

London College of Fashion

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London College of Fashion

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Who should attend

The course is designed for anyone considering embarking on a career as an independent curator or following an educational path in this field.

It is suitable for those who wish to gain an insight into the practicalities of independent curating and an overview of career opportunities in this area.

About the course

This course will provide you with an essential tool kit with which to become an independent curator. It has a track record for launching careers and educational paths in this field. The course is designed to help you think critically about the role of the curator and for you to identify and establish your own curatorial approach.

You will be guided through the essentials of curating your own exhibition, gallery or on-going art project and the practicalities of organising this.

The course will include virtual gallery visits, covering a range of curatorial models, where you will meet and have the opportunity to speak with professionals in the field. It also includes an online guest lecture from an established curator. For the part-time evening course, the online gallery visit and guest lecture will be scheduled for the fifth week of the course on a Saturday.

PLEASE NOTE: until further notice the gallery visits and guest lecture will all be online.

Working in small groups, you will create a proposal and presentation ready to translate into an actual exhibition. By the end of the course you will have the confidence and understanding of how to develop and present your own independently curated projects.

Topics covered

  • Developing an idea or concept
  • Finding a venue
  • Liaising with artists - including contracts and commission
  • Different curatorial approaches
  • Apply for funding and sponsorship
  • Forming partnerships
  • Networking
  • Working to budgets
  • Successfully marketing and documenting your exhibition
  • Writing a press release
  • Presenting/ pitching your project

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 2 weeks online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Experts

Sarah Sparkes

Sarah Sparkes is an artist and independent curator whose practice explores the immaterial and how this may be visualised. Since 2008 she has run the curatorial research project GHost. She has organised numerous collaborative and solo projects, working with both U.K. and international artists and ...

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