Curatorial Residency on Curating Borders, 29 June - 5 July, 2020, PerformingbordersLIVE20, UK

Publish Date: Apr 26, 2020

Deadline: May 07, 2020

Event Dates: from Jun 29, 2020 12:00 to Jul 05, 2020 12:00

Curatorial Residency on Curating Borders 

performingbordersLIVE20 and Never Done are collaborating to create an opportunity to support a  womxn or non-binary curator/artist with a curatorial practice from an ethnic minority and/or migrant background to participate in a week’s residency in London during July 2020.

Drawing from performingborders ongoing reflections on the relation between Live Art and notions and lived experiences of cultural, juridical, racial, gendered, class, physical, economic, and everyday borders; and the Never Done residency programme set up in 2018 to allow curators and artists to follow through research and development activities, this curatorial residency invites an England-based practitioner to spend a week in London (digitally if the current crisis won’t allow movement) to develop their practice and share their work.

We would like to receive expressions of interest (EOI) from practitioners who would consider the opportunity of a week to relocate their practice in London (digitally if the current crisis won’t allow movement), and develop a response: performative, discursive, visual or literary that can be shared live or published online, exploring perceptions, contestations and challenges of borders experienced and imagined and potential ways the curatorial work can reimagine them.

How to apply

We ask that you structure your EOI of between 300-500 words OR a 5-minute video or sound recording, around the following:

  • Introduce yourself and your practice, and why this opportunity appeals to you?
  • Tell us about your current or emerging research that you would like to pursue during the residency, that might influence your approach, work plan and form of response exploring the context of ‘borders’
  • Indicate resources, organisations or individuals that you would like to be in contact with whilst in London, and how they might enhance your professional development, or peer network
  • Indicate how you would like to share your experience and practice either when in London or after the residency (e’.g. intimate public gathering with selected guests and/or online reflective piece – text, sound, video…)

Deadline for application (extended): Thursday 7th May 2020 at 12pm (noon). 

For information and if you need any support with the application process please contact 



This is an opportunity for one England-based womxn or non-binary curator/artist with a curatorial practice from an ethnic minority and/or migrant background. This opportunity excludes London-based practitioners. (Collective proposals will be considered although the honorarium will remain the same and we won’t be able to provide additional accommodation and travel fees)

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