Das Weisse Haus Graduate Curatorial Program
das weisse haus has grown into a unique art institution since its founding in 2007, which provides for the artists a versatile space for art presentation. The temporary spaces open the freedom to experiment, to develop new concepts and a symbiosis of art and to create space. The Institution regularly shows solo and group exhibitions, as well as satellite projects and installations in the outdoor space. Additional events such as film nights, screenings, artist talks, concerts, performances and readings complete the program and record mostly “non-art” exhibition places with vitality and new content. A significant step made das weisse haus with the establishment of studio das weisse haus, the studio and residence program for local and international artists, curators, theorists and critics.
das weisse haus sees in the education and application of relevant content and practical skills an important task and has therefore launched a program, which encourage the education of young curators and exhibition producers. This can be realised for the first time with the generous support of Phileas – A Fund for Contemporary Art.
This is a paid program with duration of five months. You are involved in the exhibition program as well as in the studio and residency program. In addition to that, a curatorial project has to be realized within that period, in form of lectures, a symposium, talks or an innovative exhibition project outside the premises of das weisse haus (in the public space, the internet…) with a budget of approximately EUR 500.
Due the small team of das weisse haus, it is possible to gain insight into all domains. In spite of a curatorial task it is more a curatorial work program. As well as administrative and organization tasks and press relations, supervision of social media channels and website, support of the setting up, decontrol and art education constitute an essential part – a hands-on experience.
As a bonus, the participation to all the events that are organized for the residents (such as trips to Linz, Graz, Bratislava, Krems – with guided visits by curators) will be organized. Thereby the network should be increased for the participant.
By participating in das weisse haus for Graduates people will be provides a extensive insight into the various tasks and structures of a young artistic and cultural institution. By the cooperation an intercultural exchanges with local and international artists and curators is enabled.
The grant receives a scholarship of 5,000 euros. Insurance, travel and accommodation costs, has to carry the participants itself.
The five-month program is aimed for students, which have almost finished their studies or have graduated within the past three years. Part of the program is also to realize a curatorial project at das weisse haus. For this reason, we are looking for people who have already curatorial experiences or see their future in this domain. Essential are also excellent German and English language skills in speaking and writing.
We look specifically through applicants with a large self-commitment, responsible behaviour and pleasure to work with a small team and also with young artists.
Please carefully read the program of das weisse haus resp. studio das weisse haus and all information about the das weisse haus for Graduates Program.
Necessary documents for the application are:
1. A fully completed application form (download here:Application )
2. Motivation letter (max. 1 Din A4)
3. Concept of the project, which is to be developed and realize during the 5 months (max. 1 Din A4)
4. Indication of at least one reference: name, email address, phone number
The complete application (max. 5 MB) has to be send by 19.02.2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Too late received and incomplete applications will not be included in the selection process.
The interview will be in the week of February 22-26, 2016 !
das weisse haus for Graduates is enabled through the generous support of Phileas – A Fund of Contemporary Art.
Phileas is a philanthropic organisation based in Vienna that raises private funding to support contemporary art. Phileas brings together artists, collectors, galleries and museums, collaborating with them to enable the production, exhibition and acquisition of art for public institutions. In addition to that Phileas participates in current debates regarding cultural philanthropy and the future of public funding. . It is an independent, non-profit organisation, committed to long-term relationships with its partners.