Legarda: Application for Curatorial Intensive Manila Extended for Filipino Curators

September 5, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Metropolitan Museum of Manila (MET) and the Independent Curators International (ICI) has extended the deadline of application for the Curatorial Intensive in Manila.


Filipino applicants may submit their application until September 10, 2016. The Curatorial Intensive in Manila is supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.


To be held in November, the Curatorial Intensive is a week-long development program designed to immerse participants in a rigorous program comprising of seminars, presentations, site visits, one-on-one meeting, and round table discussions on the process of developing an idea for an exhibition into a proposal.


Targeting self-motivated individuals, working independently or within institutions, the topics of the seminars range from the pragmatics of exhibition making and funding models, to building working relationships with fellow artists.


As provided in the guidelines prepared by the ICI, only 12 to 14 applicants working internationally will be selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive. The application guidelines require the applicant to have at least three years of curatorial experience. All applications must include a 500-word description of an exhibition idea that he or she would like to develop. This description should outline the proposal concept and any artists under consideration. Also required are a current 250-word biography, a 500-word letter of intent, and a 300-word text that describes a recent curatorial project that has made an impact on the applicant.


The 1,900 USD program fee is waived for Filipino participants, but travel and accommodation expenses must be covered by the participants.


Applicants must email all requirements to [email protected]. For more information, visit ICI’s website http://curatorsintl.org/.