Early Career Curator Residency – Chelsea College of Arts and TrAIN at UAL

The PIPA Foundation Residency Open Call for 
Early Career Curators (now closed)

Supported by University of the Arts London (UAL)
In partnership with Instituto PIPA, Brazil
Residency for Brazilian curators based in Brazil, 15 July—12 August 2024
Application Deadline: 17 December 2023, 6pm (Brazil Time)

This opportunity is for a young curator based in Brazil at the early stages of their career, to undertake a fully funded 4-week residency hosted by the Research Centre for Transnational Arts, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL from 15 July – 12 August 2024

The PIPA Foundation Residency for Early Career Curators  is a new initiative  created by The PIPA Foundation in partnership with University of the Arts London (UAL). The residency programme focuses on enabling young curators to research and develop new perspectives and critical thinking, and encourages cultural exchange between Brazil and the UK

The PIPA Foundation is a Charity Organization based in London, UK, whose objective is to promote and advance Brazilian arts and culture for the public benefit and to advance public knowledge, understanding and appreciation of such arts in the United Kingdom, through an array of funded initiatives.

University of the Arts London (UAL)  is a world-class university, shaping the creative industries worldwide. UAL offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts and is ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2022 QS World University rankings. Based at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) investigates historical, theoretical and practice-based research in art, architecture, craft and design. The centre is driven by the desire to critique dominant ideas on ‘globalisation’ , opening new perspectives that address social (in)justice, decolonisation of institutions and the creation of more diverse global art histories.

Instituto PIPA was established in 2009 to support, help,document and promote the development of Brazilian Contemporary Art. Its first initiative, The PIPA Art Prize, is a prestigious contemporary art prize in Brazil that has been awarded annually since then. It is one of the most important art prizes in Latin America and has helped to raise the profile of Brazilian contemporary art on a global stage.

The Residency comprises:

  • A fully funded 4-week residency at the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN)- Chelsea College of Arts, UAL;
  • Economy return flights to London, including 1 cabin and 1 hold luggage;
  • Accommodation within the University of the Arts London, with private bathroom and kitchen;
  • A daily stipend of £60 for living expenses, entrance to museums, etc;
  • A prepaid travel card (TFL zones 1+2) for unlimited travel within central London;
  • Upon the conclusion of the residency, you will need to fulfil the following requirements: (i) submit a written report detailing your proposal, (ii) commit to composing an article for Instituto PIPA’s website, and (iii) be a member of the PIPA Prize 2025 Nominating Committee.

Selection and Eligibility
This residency is open to young curator professionals,  up to 35 years of age at the time of application, who currently live and work in Brazil. Applicants that currently reside outside of this country are not eligible for this opportunity.

Applicants should have at least a moderate level of the English language. We encourage applications from all backgrounds. 

Selection Criteria
The Applicant will be selected based on their application and background. The selection committee is composed of members of Instituto PIPA, PIPA Foundation and UAL (University of Arts London).

Applicants should submit a 1,000 word essay, in Portuguese, that addresses the question “How would your curatorial practice/research benefit from a 4-week residency in London?”. Those who fail to submit the essay will be disqualified. 

Five (5) Applicants will be shortlisted to take part in a video-interview, in English. Applicants will not be assessed on their level of proficiency of English (and they may revert to some Portuguese if necessary, in certain moments of the interview). 

Video interviews will be conducted from 29 January to 8 February 2024 and applicants should be available during this period, if selected.

The successful applicant will be announced on The PIPA Foundation’s Website, on 19 February 2024

Due to the expected high number of applications, we are unable to respond individually or provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants. 

This opportunity is no longer available

Instituto PIPA’s curator, Luiz Camillo Osorio, explains the opportunity and invites you to apply. Watch below:

This residency is generously supported by 
Chelsea College of Arts and TrAIN at UAL

The PIPA Foundation, London—UK
Registered Charity in England & Wales 1186192

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The PIPA Foundation, London—UK
Registered Charity in England & Wales 1186192

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