in Frieze London | 13 MAY 21

Applications Are Now Open for the Emerging Curators Fellowship at BALTIC

UK-based Black and POC emerging curators are invited to apply for a paid position as part of the Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship

in Frieze London | 13 MAY 21

Launched in London during Frieze Week 2020, the Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship aims to increase diversity in the visual arts by supporting paid entry-level positions for UK-based Black and POC emerging curators.

Applications for the 2021-22 fellowship at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead are now open until they close on Monday 31 May 2021 23:59 BST. Please see here for full details on how to apply. 


Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Photo by Graeme Peacock © BALTIC 


The 18-month paid position is designed to enable a young curator to gain the experience necessary to secure permanent employment within the arts sector. 

As part of the traineeship fellows will be offered specialist training and mentoring opportunities with experts from Frieze and Deutsche Bank to further develop their networks and experience for the duration of the fellowship.

At BALTIC the participant will work across both exhibitions and collaborative artists projects, offering an opportunity to gain significant experience across a wide range of projects, including major artists’ commissions to be presented in BALTIC’s ground floor gallery, an Artists Development Programme for North East-based artists, and projects conceived by artists and other collaborators.

This is the second fellowship established by the Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship, with the inaugural fellowship taking place at Chisenhale Gallery in London 

A third partner gallery will be announced soon. 

Funds for the fellowship were raised through the purchase of bespoke face masks designed by Idris Khan and a limited edition by John Akomfrah 

You can continue to support the initiative through the below links. 

Purchase a face mask designed by Idris Khan here


Purchase a limited edition by John Akomfrah here



Main Image: Heather Phillipson The Age of Love installation view, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. Photo: Jonty Wilde © 2018 BALTIC and Jonty Wilde