in News | 14 MAR 24

Apply Now to Host the 2024 Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship

Now in its fifth year, the programme supports emerging Black and POC curators with fellowships within leading arts organizations

in News | 14 MAR 24

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Following successful iterations with Chisenhale Gallery, Baltic, The Whitworth Gallery and V&A East, Frieze and Deutsche Bank announce the return of the Emerging Curators Fellowship with an open call for its next host institution.

The programme is part of Frieze and Deutsche Bank’s wider commitment to amplify diverse voices in the art world by supporting emerging Black and POC curators through 12-month, full-time, paid Fellowships within leading arts organizations.

The successful organization will receive a £45,000 grant to cover the costs of the Fellowship, such as Fellow’s salary, management costs, travel and research, and evaluation costs.

Amina Jama undertook her Fellowship with the Chisenhale Gallery, and said it gave her ‘a lot of practical and hands-on experience’ – ‘I have worked closely with artists, on studio visits, with fabricators, supporting artists in research, and being present during installs.’

Kinnari Saraiya’s Fellowship was with the Baltic in Gateshead. ‘I was part of multiple exhibitions,’ she said. ‘The experiences I’ve had as a Fellow at the Baltic have provided me with a lot of confidence as a person and have enabled me to take the next step.’

Jama added: ‘This [programme] is important because it allows curators of colour to be at the forefront, to be in a setting where they’re not the token. I am equipped with a lot of new skills that I didn’t have before.’

The deadline for applications is 12 midnight BST on Monday 15 April 2024. 

How to Apply

We welcome proposals from UK-based non-profit visual arts organizations (museums or galleries) that can satisfy all the following criteria:

  • Registered charities 
  • Fully or provisionally accredited through the Arts Council Accreditation scheme or other national equivalent
  • Run a regular programme of exhibitions
  • Can demonstrate their commitment to delivering activities that increase public access to their work
  • Can demonstrate how they undertake meaningful work that champions diversity in the leadership and delivery of their activities

Applications can be submitted by filling out the online application form.

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Our partner organization will be selected by a panel including Kinnari Saraiya (2021 Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Fellow, artist and Assistant Curator, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art), Gus Casely-Hayford (Director, V&A East), Eva Langret (Director, Frieze London) and Mary Findlay (International Art Curator, Deutsche Bank). Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application the week of 22 April 2024.