Call Out for Curator for EUCIDA Exhibition 2018

18th October 2017

Call Out for Curator (French or Irish) for the European Connections in Digital Arts 2018 Exhibition.

EUCIDA (European Connections in Digital Art) is a Creative Europe Project.

European Connections in Digital Arts (EUCIDA) is a 3 year project funded by Creative Europe led by Rua Red in partnership Espace multimédia gantner, France and Lūznava Manor, Rēzeknes, Latvia. The project aspires to work collaboratively and demonstrate innovation, high standards and contribute to making the digital arts sector highly visible internationally.

EUCIDA is a growing, interactive and innovative community of digital, media and technology artists, curators, researchers and cultural workers, connecting to imagine new ways of artistic mobility. Sharing experience, creative practice and opportunities transnationally both for artists and new audiences.

EUCIDA aims to make digital arts accessible to a non-arts audience, and bring a wider public debate on arts and technology through a programme of ambitious and unique experiences.

We are delighted to launch this fantastic opportunity for a Curator to work transnationally to curate the 2018 EUCIDA Parallel Exhibition, by choosing artists from the three countries (Latvia/Ireland/France). The exhibition will take place in three different countries from April to August 2018. French Exhibition 7th April- 7th July, Latvian Exhibition 19th May-29th June, Irish Exhibition 23rd June- 18th August 2018.

The three locations are unique, Rua Red Arts Centre set within the close-knit community of Tallaght at the foot of the Dublin mountains on the edge of the city has a predominantly young population made up of 120 different nationalities. Luznava Manor is an art nouveau manor, set among native and rare forest in a village in the Rēzekne Municipality, Latvia, close to the Russian border. Espace Multimedia Gantner, set in the Bourogne countryside close to the Swiss border, houses France's largest digital art collection.

This year we particularly welcome curators who take into account the idea of ‘place’ when considering all three locations. The uniqueness of the spaces, their history, place in history and geographical locations.

Applying for EUCIDA Curator 2018:

Each curator must submit an application providing:

  • A Curatorial Statement (1500 words minimum + proposed title) outlining their preliminary thematic idea for the exhibition (images, maps and layouts of the venues will be made available on the EUCIDA website.
  • Confirmation that they are registered on the EUCIDA Project Platform
  • Confirmation that they are Irish or French.
  • Experience of curating international exhibitions
  • Documentation of exhibitions that you have curated
  • Reviews of exhibitions curated
  • Ideas for contribution and engagement with new publics and audiences. Workshops, artist talks etc.
  • References

Please send above information to ccing Maoliosa Boyle by 5pm on the 30 November 2017.

Image: 'Conundrum 8 - I Am Somewhere Between We and They' by Adam Gibney and 'Hello World' by Fabien Leaustic in EUCIDA 2017 exhibition 'Echo Chamber', curated by Matthew Nevin.