La Trobe Art Institute (LAI) is committed to contemporary curatorial practice and devotes part of its exhibition programming to new curatorial voices. In 2018, the first iteration of LAI’s Emerging Curators Program took place, giving a gallery space over to emerging curator Brigid Hansen to produce a project – in this instance a thematic group exhibition.
The Emerging Curators Program is a selection-based initiative that invites submissions from curators/producers/exhibition-makers in the early stages of their career or with limited experience. The curatorial staff at LAI assist as mentors and project advisers, guiding the curators through all facets of preparation and delivery.
We encourage submissions from regionally-based practitioners from across Australia and welcome context-sensitive submissions that consider both the location in which the project takes place and audience engagement. LAI encourages projects that are innovative, engage with aspects of current cultural discourse, and push the traditional expectations of project development and delivery. Marginalised and diverse voices are welcomed and supported.
Applications due 16 December 2019.