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Applications for The Freedman Foundation International Scholarship for Curators Closing Soon

Image: exonemo, Interfacing Emotions, 2018, installation view. “The Invisible Hand” 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney 28 June – 11 August 2019, curated by Micheal Do, 2018 recipient of The Freedman Foundation International Scholarship for Curators.

The Freedman Foundation, along with the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), is pleased to announce that applications are currently open for The Freedman Foundation International Scholarship for Curators.

The Freedman Foundation is a private philanthropic organisation, which donates funding to the visual arts, music, medicine and science. Since 2000, through The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists administered by NAVA, The Freedman Foundation has been a generous benefactor to 90 emerging Australian artists wishing to undertake travel to gain a valuable learning experience that will help to develop their professional practice.

Now in its fourth year, The Freedman Foundation International Scholarship for Curators is a NAVA initiative which supports an early career curator, or curatorial collective with $8,000 to undertake an overseas mentorship, residency and/or develop their own program which may include establishing networks, researching current international practices and engaging with international exhibition programs.

Micheal Do, 2018 recipient of the scholarship said "The Freedman Foundation International Scholarship for Curators offered me an incredible opportunity for critical exchange and reflection on my curatorial practice. During my period of travel—to China, Korea and Japan—I met with generous artists, curators and museum directors who offered me weighty insight into their own perspectives, processes and networks.”    

“These enriching conversations have had a palpable impact on my relationships with artists, how I develop exhibitions and also engage in the wider art world. I’m excited to share some of these insights in the upcoming exhibition, The Invisible Hand which features artists who I met during my journey. I encourage everyone thinking about applying. This was an incredible opportunity.”

Applications for the 2019 The Freedman Foundation International Scholarship for Curators close 23:59 AEST Sunday 23 June 2019. One application will be awarded $8,000 + GST. Applications can be made online via the link below.

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