Reclaiming the Curatorial 2018

An intensive, practical course for individuals interested in developing self-organised platforms for curating and presenting contemporary visual art practice and activism.


Based at Cubitt Gallery and Studios, a leading artist-led organisation renowned for its Curatorial Fellowship, this summertime school will consist of workshops and seminars led by invited artists & curators, alongside visits to some of London’s inspiring peer-led and self-initiated projects.

In the past ten years curating courses have tended to focus on institutional contexts, whilst a rich activity of practices led by artists and organisers has been producing exhibitions, setting up spaces, and experimenting with new collaborative working methods. The visual arts are also facing significant financial challenges, and urgently need new models for producing and sharing contemporary practice.

Reclaiming the Curatorial offers a small group of participants the chance to take part in a focused study: developing skills in self-organised practice; alongside learning directly from inspiring individuals and collectives, the workshop is a chance to meet other like-minded people interested in developing collaborative curatorial practices and sharing working methods. The course is designed for artists, emerging curators, students/recent graduates and others interested in developing self-initiated, peer-led and expanded forms of curatorial practice.Themes include: research, commissioning, production and dissemination.


Opening Times
10 - 13 July 2018

Gallery and Studios, 8 Angel Mews,
N1 9HH