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ICI's Curatorial Research Fellowships 2021

ICI’s Curatorial Research Fellowships 2021

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Independent Curators International (ICI) calls applications for ICI’s Curatorial Research Fellowships 2021. Independent Curators International (ICI) launches an open call for applications for two Curatorial Research Fellowships, made possible by the Marian Goodman Gallery Initiative in honor of the late Okwui Enwezor.

ICI’s Curatorial Research Fellowships focus on promoting experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement in the field. They support early-to-mid career curators to advance their practice and develop new knowledge in contemporary art, through research, travel, and the development of professional networks.

ICI’s Curatorial Research Fellowships offer a framework tailored to each curator’s field of critical inquiry. The fellows will receive financial support, mentorship specific to their research interests, and whenever possible, the opportunity to travel. They will have access to ICI’s international networks of collaborators and programs to create opportunities for continued learning.

About the Fellowship

The fellowship duration is four to six months, between May and December 2021. Fellows may be based anywhere and will receive regular mentorship sessions virtually. Each fellow will receive an award of USD 10,000.


As part of the Marian Goodman Gallery Initiative in honor of the late Okwui Enwezor, these Fellowships are available exclusively to BIPOC curators based in the US and curators of African descent based anywhere in the world. Early-to-mid-career curators (5+ years of experience working with contemporary artists), independent or with institutional affiliations, may apply.


A letter describing the proposal for curatorial research, the relevance of the project to the field, and how the fellowship will impact the applicant’s practice (maximum 1,500 words). A biography (maximum 500 words). Applications may be submitted in English, French, or Portuguese (working knowledge of English is necessary for this program); please indicate your eligibility to the program: (1) BIPOC curator based in the US or (2) curator of African descent based anywhere in the world.

For more information, visit ICI’s website


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline16 April,2021
Open toAll



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