Independent Curators International supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement.

Independent Curators International supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement.

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Mission

Independent Curators International (ICI) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit arts organization that focuses on the role of the curator in contemporary art. We believe that curators create more than exhibitions — they are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures, such as art spaces and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Curators are, therefore, uniquely positioned to have an important impact on the artistic field, and on the communities they serve.

By connecting curators from different regions, backgrounds, and generations, and across social, political, and cultural borders, ICI provides an international framework for knowledge-sharing within which curators’ and artists’ practices can further develop.

ICI supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities and rebuild more experimental, collaborative, and connected cultural infrastructures. Our exhibitions, educational programs, and research initiatives continue to empower new voices, champion global solidarity, and advance civic minded practice. 

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ICI receives generous support from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Evelyn Toll Family Foundation, Hartfield Foundation, James Howell Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Leon Polk Smith Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the New York State Legislature, the Ruth Foundation for the Arts, SAHA, Smart Family Foundation of New York, Teiger Foundation, and Trust for Mutual Understanding.

ICI also receives support from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Willem de Kooning Foundation, and Teiger Foundation through the Coalition of Small Arts NYC (CoSA NYC).