Curator in Residence at Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

In partnership with the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and New Art West Midlands, ICF has held an open call for curators, in particular those from underrepresented backgrounds, for an opportunity to develop a New Art West Midlands exhibition for 2020 as part of a curatorial residency in Coventry. 


ICF Beyond the Frame programme site visit to Haus der Kunst, Munich, February 2017

The curatorial residency is supported by ICF, bringing access to international networks and contexts – part of a distinctive professional development programme that aims to create pathways into future opportunities. 

The curator in residence opportunity has been created to support a curator to work closely with the team at the Herbert. Resulting in an exhibition of depth and relevance, and benefiting a broad constituency of diverse artists and audiences, the curator will apply a distinctive approach and perspective that extends beyond the mainstream to represent the region’s very best talent. Through a professional and critical dialogue, the successful candidate will contribute to the shape of a wider programme for Culture Coventry. 

The deadline for this opportunity was 5pm Monday 5 August 2019. The successful candidate will be selected on Friday 16 August. 

Context – Coventry will be the UK’s City of Culture in 2021. Our project is part of a strategic collaboration with Coventry City Council, Coventry University and the Coventry Art Forum (CAF) focused on raising the profile and quality of visual arts in the city – both in the run up to and beyond 2021. Together our ambition is to significantly increase the reach, visibility and impact of the visual arts to new audiences.