First Curatorial Intensive in Aotearoa New Zealand

Independent Curators International (ICI), in collaboration with Artspace Aotearoa, presents the first Curatorial Intensive in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Curatorial Intensive will offer emerging curators a broad knowledge of both international curatorial exhibition models, and curatorial practice. As an organization, the ICI have a long commitment to, and support from, an active community of artists, benefactors, writers, performers, academics and other cultural producers.

The Curatorial Intensive, a week-long professional development program, is designed to immerse participants in a rigorous schedule of seminars, presentations, site visits, and one-on-one meetings that support the process of developing an idea for a project into a full proposal. It is a unique opportunity to forge a close network of peers and embark on future collaborations. This program is targeted toward self-motivated individuals, working independently or within institutions.

Seminars, site visits, individual meetings, and round table discussions will be led by a group of professionals that includes: Remco de Blaaij (Director, Artspace Aotearoa, New Zealand), Amanda Parmer (Director of Programs), and Renaud Proch (Executive Director, ICI), among others.

Application Guidelines:
12–14 applicants working internationally will be selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive. The applicant must have 3+ years of curatorial experience. All applications must include a 500-word description of an exhibition idea that the applicant would like help in developing. This description should outline the proposal concept and any artists under consideration. Also required are a current 250-word bio, a 500-word letter of intent, and a 300-word text that describes a recent curatorial project that has made an impact on the applicant.

To apply, head to the ICI website:

For any additional questions, please email Monica Terrero at

About Independent Curators International (ICI):
ICI produces exhibitions, events, publications, research and training opportunities for curators and diverse audiences around the world. Established in 1975 and headquartered in New York, ICI is a hub that connects emerging and established curators, artists, and art spaces, forging international networks and generating new forms of collaborations.

The Curatorial Intensive in Auckland is made possible in part by grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Ford Foundation, the Hartfield Foundation, and by generous contributions from Artspace Aotearoa, The Chartwell Trust, John and Jo Gow, ST Paul St Gallery Auckland University of Technology, ICI’s Leadership Council, the ICI Board of Trustees, the ICI Gerrit Lansing Education Fund, and the supporters of ICI’s Access Fund