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Callout for Curators: 2021 In Focus Curator Forum

BY Ballarat International Foto Biennale | 15-Feb-2021
Applications are now open for this professional development program - an all-expenses paid, exclusive opportunity for emerging and mid-career curators in Australia. Presented by the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and generously supported by The Ian Potter Foundation, the In Focus Curator Forum is a rewarding and intensive program to develop the practice of curation. Successful applicants will be mentored by and gain unique insight into the careers of established curators Alasdair Foster, Vikki McInnes, Talia Smith and Jake Treacy.
Venue: Ballarat International Foto Biennale
Address: 12 Lydiard St North, Ballarat, Australia
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Callout for Curators: 2021 In Focus Curator Forum
Image: Here Is Your Horizon (2019) at Cement Fondu, curated by Talia Smith. Image courtesy of Four Minutes to Midnight and Cement Fondu
Held from 30 August – 2 September 2021, the In Focus Curator Forum will take place under the backdrop of the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale and will include event invitations, networking opportunities and insights into the production of the Biennale.

A group of 10 curators will be selected from an open callout to be mentored by, and gain unique insight into, the careers of selected accomplished curators: Alasdair Foster, Vikki McInnes, Talia Smith and Jake Treacy. Over four days, both the expert and budding curators will present curatorial case studies and participate in innovative group activities including workshops, explorations and exchanges - all designed to interrogate curatorial practice, sustainability and envision the future.

Curators from any discipline with a keen interest or expertise in photographic media can apply. Participating curators will be required to commit to travel to Ballarat and stay for 5 nights - receiving return travel to Ballarat, accommodation and per diem allowance.

Applications open: Now
Applications close: 7th March 2021
Selected curators contacted: 31 March 2021