2021 Independent Curators International (ICI) Curatorial Research Fellowships

Deadline: April 16, 2021.

Independent Curators International (ICI) launches an open call for applications for two Curatorial Research Fellowships, made possible by the Marian Goodman Gallery Initiative in honor of the late Okwui Enwezor. ICI’s Curatorial Research Fellowships focus on promoting experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement in the field. They support early-to-mid career curators to advance their practice and develop new knowledge in contemporary art, through research, travel, and the development of professional networks. 


  1. As part of the Marian Goodman Gallery Initiative in honor of the late Okwui Enwezor, these Fellowships are available exclusively to BIPOC curators based in the US and curators of African descent based anywhere in the world.
  2. Early-to-mid-career curators (5+ years of experience working with contemporary artists), independent or with institutional affiliations, may apply. 


  1. Fellows may be based anywhere and will receive regular mentorship sessions virtually.
  2. Each fellow will receive an award of USD 10,000


  1. A letter describing the proposal for curatorial research, the relevance of the project to the field, and how the fellowship will impact the applicant’s practice (maximum 1,500 words).
  2. A biography (maximum 500 words).
  3. Applications may be submitted in English, French, or Portuguese (working knowledge of English is necessary for this program).
  4. Please indicate your eligibility to the program: (1) BIPOC curator based in the US or (2) curator of African descent based anywhere in the world.

Applications should be sent as one single PDF by email to fellowships [​at​] curatorsintl.org by Friday, April 16, 2021, at midnight EST.


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