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Interview with Cat Gardiner, owner and curator of TEN in Cardiff, Wales

Catherine McDermott, ICOM UK Co-Chair, talks to Cat Gardiner, owner and curator of TEN in Cardiff. Cat would you please introduce your gallery to ICOM UK members: Established in 2010, TEN is a contemporary art gallery specialising in Welsh and Wales-based artists. The private commercial gallery represents emerging and established painters, sculptors, ...
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Launch of the Private Investment in Culture Survey by ACE – responses required

Arts Council England has launched the latest version of the Private Investment in Culture Survey, and would like to invite you to take part. The survey covers the last three financial years, and is a key source of information on the role that corporate partnerships, individual giving and grants from trusts ...
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Two Temple Place – call for exhibition proposals

Two Temple Place is seeking creative proposals from freelance curators, regional cultural institutions and researchers, for our 11th major spring exhibition running January-April 2023. Call for Proposals For the 2023 exhibition, we are looking for a creative and ambitious brief that addresses three key objectives: • The ability to showcase and raise awareness ...
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UK-China Digital Connections through Culture Grants

In respond to increasing restrictions on global travel due to Covid-19, and rising concerns about the sustainability of face-to-face collaborations, we are relaunching our UK-China Digital CtC which was initiated in 2020, to facilitate online networking and exchange between artists and professionals from arts and cultural organisations in China and ...
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Secretary Lonnie Bunch on What Excites Him About the Smithsonian’s New Futures Exhibition

This article was first published in the Smithsonian Magazine. “The museum of the past must be set aside, reconstructed, transformed…into a nursery of living thoughts,” George Brown Goode, the first curator of the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building (AIB), wrote in 1889. “It should be a house full of ideas.” AIB opened in 1881 ...
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Curating for Change- Curatorial fellowship opportunity for D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent folks

Recruitment for the first cohort of Curating for Change Curatorial Fellows is now open. These 18-month work placements will provide four D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent Fellows with the skills and support needed to advance their curatorial careers, and through this challenge the invisibility of D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people in our ...
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DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin 29 Nov 21

Below is a link to download the latest PDF coronavirus bulletin from DCMS for the museums and galleries sector, containing links to government information and advice, including: Face coverings will be made compulsory in shops and on public transport in England from Tuesday 30 November. Face coverings will be mandatory in museum ...
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Passionate about diversifying curatorial practice?

Jerwood Curatorial Accelerator is a new pilot scheme to support curatorial and leadership development for UK-based visual arts curators from low socio-economic backgrounds. Through a 12-month cohort-based learning and mentoring programme, curators will develop new networks, skills and knowledge to enable them to lead and impact the future of the ...
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Cultural Protection Fund: Announcing £2.4M for international partnership projects

This article was first published by the British Council. The Cultural Protection Fund will award more than £2.4M in follow-on grants to international partnership projects supporting vital heritage protection in the Middle East and North and East Africa. The 20 projects already underway are fighting the growing impact of conflict or climate ...
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2022 ICOM UK Membership Benefits

The ICOM UK Membership Hub is open for 2022 ICOM UK membership renewals and applications. ICOM membership runs on the calendar year.  Renew now to have your 2022 sticker and card by 1 January 2022. We hope you will continue to make the most of your ICOM membership, which offers a number ...
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