An overview of curatorial practice, highlights profiles and other resources on this topic.
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Paulette Terry Brien reveals how a number of national public-funded galleries and organisations have expanded notions of exhibition programming beyond pristine white-walled gallery spaces, and are commissioning artists to make new and challenging work within the institution, as well as off-site.
Beyond the curatorial work established by and presented from within art museums and galleries, a plethora of curatorial organisations operate in order to support and develop the practice of curating. This tour, by Charlotte Frost, examines some of the different remits addressed by curatorial organisations, providing an initial orientation in their hugely diverse activities.
Susan Jones explores the way artists interact with audiences through projects and schemes which involve social or environmental contexts.
Growth of independent curators and curatorial agencies within the UK over the last decade is no accident. Generated in part as a response to inherent constraints within the traditional gallery and museum world and development of specialist curatorial courses, it has undeniably brought fresh perspectives to artist-curator relationships and, increasingly, supports those practitioners seeking to move across into curation as a natural extension of their visual arts practice.
An overview of the types of private and public galleries and organisations that constitute the UK’s art world. Examples demonstrate what drives them, as well as the imperatives of some of the artists who exhibit and develop work for them.
Independent curator Jeni Walwin looks at issues relating to selling work and examines a number of different ways that artists can engage with the art world on a commercial basis.
Sarah Thelwall reveals that there is not one art market but several different ones. These markets are very different in terms of the artists, gallerists and collectors who participate and develop them. This Art market tour articulates the main markets and looks at what drives them.
Jane Watt looks into the world of academic research and examines research opportunities for artists within institutions and the UK higher education system.
Chris Brown introduces a rulebook to guide you through the whys and wherefores of artist-led activity.
Introduction to Artists’ strategies and self-management
Introduction to different kinds of residencies and what they have to offer for creative and career development.