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Call for Applications: 2024 Coast Contemporary Research Journey & Assembly

Everybody Reads Fishing. Participatory performance aboard Håholmens boat, during ORGANIZED FREEDOM by Valentinas Klimasauskas. Curated by Sverre Gullesen and Tanja Sæter in 2019. Photo by Kobie Nel. 

Feb 1, 2024 – Mar 10, 2024

Oslo, Norway

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
MARCH 10, 2024

 

PROGRAM DATES:
SEPTEMBER 15-19, 2024

Everybody Reads Fishing. Participatory performance aboard Håholmens boat, during ORGANIZED FREEDOM by Valentinas Klimasauskas. Curated by Sverre Gullesen and Tanja Sæter in 2019. Photo by Kobie Nel. 

Available to alumni of the Curatorial Intensive, current and former Curatorial Research Fellows, and Curatorial Seminar participants based in the U.S.

ICI and Coast Contemporary have partnered to launch an open call for two Curatorial Research Travelers to participate in the 2024 edition of Coast Contemporary.  

Coast Contemporary is a nomadic platform for discourse and art that brings together Norwegian and international curators, artists, and cultural workers for a multi-day program of performances, talks, screenings, and a conference program along the coast of Norway. Coast Contemporary fosters international exchange between colleagues and prospective collaborators by slowing down and making space for new connections. The venues and curatorial focus change for every edition. Participating artists and curators range in background and experience level, including independent curators and representatives of small, artist-run spaces as well as established institutions.

Coast Contemporary 2024 will take place in Oslo, Norway and the surrounding area from Sunday, September 15 to Thursday, September 19, 2024. For those able to join, the international visitors program continues in Bergen through Sunday, September 22.

Founder and artist Tanja Sæter is the Artistic Director for edition eight and has chosen this year’s curatorial focus. Several institutions, artists, and curators are invited to join and contribute to the program development in various ways. Coast has been arranged like this for most editions and it is encouraged for all to contribute and take part. Artist Kenneth Varpe is in charge of digital presentations during Coast and has arranged every edition with Sæter since 2017.

Travel, meals, and accommodation will be provided by the Norwegian Consulate General in New York.

For more information on previous programs, participating artists and institutions, or questions about the upcoming edition, please visit coastcontemporary.no or email office@coastcontemporary.no.

Eligibility: This opportunity is available to Curatorial Intensive alumni, current and former Curatorial Research Fellows, or Curatorial Seminar paticipants from or currently based in the U.S. Curators working independently or with institutional affiliations may apply.

Applications: Applications should be sent by email to Zoe Dobuler, Programs Coordinator, at zoe@curatorsintl.org by March 10, 2024 and should include:

  • Brief proposal outlining the relevance of the trip to the applicant’s practice (1000 words max)
  • Bio, including a description of past and future projects (500 words max)
  • CV
  • Images of 3-5 past projects, reviews, or other relevant materials
  • Links to any websites showing your work
Program Curator
Tanja Sæter

Tanja Sæter is the founder and artistic director of Coast Contemporary.