The Annual Internship Programme for Young Russian Curators is organised by the members of the EUNIC Russia – the Austrian Cultural Forum, the British Council, the Embassy of Finland, the Goethe-Institut, the Embassy of Sweden and Moscow French Institute.
The aim of the programme is to help young Russian curators acquire experience, share their knowledge and create networks whilst working in leading European cultural institutions. For the past five years Russian curators have had experience of working with some of the most interesting and active European art.
After the internships, curators develop their own independent curatorial projects, which are to be presented at the final event. The best project will be implemented with financial support from EUNIC (3000 EURO).
This year’s EUNIC Curatorial Exchange programme was articulated as “Reaching out”. The main idea lies in rethinking how a curatorial statement could be represented in a broader sense and context. It could be connected with moving away from traditional institutions or with the creation of an extensive exposure to a wider audience, as well as to people with special needs and disabilities. Meanwhile art should be introduced in boundlessly diverse ways and forms and/or spread across the fringe territories. The curatorial and artistic message of this theme allows any form of media and occupies any kind of space, producing audience or artists’ response, opinion or coexistence. The key challenge and opportunity for curators will be to search, or invent, new instruments to collaborate with public areas and an unlimited number of individuals.