Yorkshire Sculpture International is pleased to have been appointed as a Host institution for the Jerwood Curatorial Accelerator (JCA) programme. The JCA is a new programme to support curatorial and leadership development for UK-based early-career visual arts curators from working class / low socio-economic backgrounds. Through a 12-month cohort-based learning and mentoring programme, they will develop new networks, skills and knowledge to enable them to lead and impact the future of the visual arts sector.
Ten early-career curators will each be awarded a fully funded place on the programme and become a JCA Fellow. The programme includes:
- Eight in-person residential two-day visits to Host organisations across the UK, with the eighth Host chosen by the JCA Fellows
- An online programme of approximately 12 co-created workshops and talks to help them develop their curatorial and leadership skills
- A dedicated individual mentor or mentors who will support their development during the 12-month programme
- Support from the Jerwood Arts team to develop their profile and networks
The Hosts have been appointed to offer the JCA Fellows access to a wide breadth of approaches to curatorial practice and place, as well as organisations of different scales, type, and location. The eighth host will be chosen by the selected JCA Fellows.