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Whitworth Curatorial Fellowship
Supported by the Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship

Applications close 21 May 2024 (now closed)
Interview date 11 June 2024

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The Whitworth is looking for an emerging curator

We are looking for someone with a genuine interest in the visual arts, a willingness to learn and get involved in a variety of tasks, and a desire to develop a career as a curator.

The Whitworth Curatorial Fellowship is funded by the Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship, supported by proceeds from the sale of a unique work and an artist-led edition by renowned Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama. It is a full-time fixed term (18 month), paid traineeship, open to applicants from UK nationals who identify from a Global Majority background who may have faced barriers in accessing opportunities or a platform for representation. This exciting traineeship opportunity is designed to enable an emerging curator to gain the experience necessary to secure permanent employment within the arts sector. The aim of the fellowship is to enable an individual to forge a long-term pathway as a curator in the visual arts.

A key part of the role will be to support the cataloguing, research, display and programming around the newly acquired ABC Wax Archive. This is last surviving industrial design archive of a Manchester textile printing company. Alongside working on the ABC Wax Archive project, the Fellow will gain curatorial insights and experience by working with the Collections and Exhibitions Team across a busy programme of historic, modern and contemporary art, textiles and wallpaper collections and exhibitions.

Image: Exchanges exhibition (21 November 2023 – 24 November 2024), ABC Wax Archive display, 2023. Photo: Michael Pollard