New Curators Training at South London Gallery

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New Curators is a paid twelve-month curatorial training programme starting in September 2023 and based in London, for individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
Application Deadline 5 February 2023


Our course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, practical skills, networks and confidence needed to thrive in the curatorial profession.


12 people from lower socio-economic backgrounds to help diversify the curatorial profession. This is a post-graduate level training programme; we therefore expect applicants aged 21 and above. Individuals with a BA (Hons) are welcome to apply, although it is not a requirement if you can demonstrate equivalent and relevant work experience.


New Curators will be physically located at the South London Gallery in its buildings in Camberwell and Peckham. The South London Gallery will also present the first exhibition in Summer 2024.

The programme is divided into five strands:

Academic seminars
in curatorial theory and practice and art history

Skills training
covering essential topics such as writing for different audiences, public speaking, budgeting and fundraising

Network development
meetings with a wide range of curators, artists and arts professions and regular studio, gallery and museum visits in the UK and internationally

extensive practical experience working collaboratively on exhibitions, publications and public programmes

Coaching and mentorship
participants will be mentored and have access to regular individual and group coaching sessions


Further information and how to apply at: New Curators | New Curators

Application Deadline 5 February 2023 at 11.59pm