Jerwood Curatorial Accelerator Programme

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.

31 March 2022

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