The Performing Arts Centre Finland (ESKUS) and New Performance Turku Biennale are looking for international curators for an Emerging Curators Residency in Turku on 3-10 September 2023.
3-5 curators from the field of live and performance art will be selected for the residency. Curators will be offered per diems as well as travel and accommodation costs in Turku, Finland during the festival.
The focus for the residency is to offer emerging curators, with less than approximately 5 years of working experience, a chance to attend the festival, learn from other curators and to grow their own professional networks. The curators are also expected to attend pitch sessions, panel discussions and workshops organised by Eskus and NPT during the festival, as well as preparatory Zoom meetings before the residency. Finnish and Finland based curators are also eligible to apply for the residency.
New Performance Turku Biennale (NPT) is a unique event showcasing the current streams and phenomena in performance art. The Biennale will continue the work done through the 10-year history of the renowned NPT Festival (2012-2021), developing means of production and audience in the field of performance art. The programme accommodates both residencies and process-based collaborations amongst practitioners with local venues and agencies. The festival will include site-specific, participatory, solo and group performances.
The Performing Arts Centre – Eskus is a meeting place and cooperation platform for performance artists, founded in 2009. It is a nationwide cultural community of 21 member groups with over two hundred member artists. Eskus promotes the conspicuousness and internationalisation of live and performance art.