BIO
Node Center for Curatorial Studies was created in order to offer a platform to teach, experiment, and investigate subjects related to curatorial studies and contemporary art practices.

The Center´s core activity stems from the Curatorial Residency Program that offers its participants the possibility of expanding their professional and practical experience while deeply immersing them in Berlin’s art scene.

Node is a dynamic space were professional interactions take place in the form of seminars, artist presentations, and other activities that explore the complexity of curatorial work. It also draws together curators, artists, and creative practitioners in Berlin.

The residency culminates in the development of a printed publication and the curation of a final show.

To learn more about the program we invite you to explore our homepage: www.nodecenter.org

To gain an insight into Node’s daily life, please visit our blog: www.blog.nodecenter.org

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OPPORTUNITY

Summer Curatorial Residency at Node Center Berlin


Deadline:
Mon Apr 30, 2012 22:40

Location:
Berlin, Germany

Residency period: From June 5th to August 28th, 2012.

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2012

The Node Center for Curatorial Studies Residency is a program lasting twelve intensive weeks, designed for international emerging curators who wish to expand their professional practice by developing projects in Berlin in a collaborative environment.

Node’s program has an emphasis on developing innovative practice that expands the mechanism beyond the traditional process and format of the art exhibition, generating new discursive possibilities. To this end, the program is underpinned by a philosophy of exploring different fields of knowledge outside of the traditional gallery context to adapt them to the curatorial praxis. This gives rise to the opportunity to experiment with challenging curatorial projects, while receiving professional feedback and technical support.

During the twelve weeks of the program, the resident curators enjoy a shared office as well as the necessary resources to deeply immerse them in Berlin’s dynamic art scene. Residents participate in weekly activities programmed by Node such as artist studio visits, tours to exhibition spaces, networking events and workshops with a variety of experts and practitioners. The residency culminates in the development of a printed publication and the curation of a final show.

Participants are also encouraged to take an active role in developing the program and are welcome to arrange seminars, workshops, guest lectures, etc.

Application Form: http://www.nodecenter.org/residency/applying/appform.html

Language: The program is international and English will be used as the working language.

Duration: 12 weeks / 30 hours per week.

Tuition:

1 initial deposit of 720€
3 monthly payments of 770€
Application requirements

To gain an insight into Node’s daily life, please visit our blog: www.blog.nodecenter.org

For full information: http://www.nodecenter.org/residency/program.html

Or contact: info@nodecenter.org


OPPORTUNITY

Grant writing Strategies: How to write grant applications for the Arts&Culture sectors / Online course


Deadline:
Fri Mar 30, 2012 23:59

Location:
Berlin, Germany

Grant writing Strategies: How to write grant applications for the Arts&Culture sectors
Online course by Node center for Curatorial Studies - Berlin

-Duration: April 3rd - 29th, 2012
-Application Deadline: March 30th, 2012.
-Lecturer: Luminita Ratiu, Professional fundraiser in the non-profit and Art sectors
-Target learners: Curators, Cultural Managers and Artists that are actively involved in developing art projects.
-Participation fee: 140€

Qualifications and Goals:
Learn the fundamentals of successful grant writing.


What are the competencies we really need in reaching that success? Some may say that is all about the credibility of the artists you are working with, some may argue it is all about how accurate your description of the project is, others may say that nothing is more important than having sound impact in the community or society at large.

This course suggests that a coherent mix of all of these, plus good writing skills, will do the best!

Therefore, upon completing this course, we aim for you to have enhanced competencies in:

1. Recognizing the credibility factors (artist’s bio, collective artists’ CV, gallery’s CV, curator’s CV, referrals’ credibility).

2. Coherent and complex description of the art project (synopsis, theme, approach, medium and technique, relevance, process, production, outcomes, expected impact).

3. Working with a project’s budget.

4. Managing a simple, clear and concise writing style.

For detailed information: http://www.nodecenter.org/online/grant-writing.html

To apply please fill in this form:
http://www.nodecenter.org/online/applicationcourses.html

The online courses of Node Center make use of an effective E-Learning Environment available 24/7 during the duration of the course. It is reinforced with real time video-conferences*, assignments and personalized feedback from the lecturer.

*Video-conferences: 3rd, 10th and 17th of April, 2012 at 7pm. Central European Time


OPPORTUNITY

Online course / Art vs Law: an inherent conflict?


Deadline:
Fri Feb 17, 2012 22:30

Location:
Berlin, Germany


Online courses at Node Center

The Node Online Program offers those interested in curatorial issues the opportunity to extend their practice in an internationally oriented e-learning program.

Using effective online tools, the Virtual Learning Environment facilitates rich interaction through multimedia material and real time video-conferences.

Available courses:

Art Vs Law: An inherent Conflict?

Lecturer: Alan Cunnigham, Ph.D. in Intellectual Property Law and Theory


This course will provide a better understanding of issues concerning certain forms of contemporary art and copyright law, specifically topics related to appropriation, contractual issues and moral rights.

Beginning with a historical and philosophical exploration of the emergence of the political act of appropriation in art, it moves to then examining how the law has intervened when it has been felt - by artists or others - that certain appropriations are 'too much' and concludes with practical lessons for the artist about utilizing copyright and contract law to facilitate their practice instead of letting such laws restrict or prevent it.

For full information: http://www.nodecenter.org/online/artandlaw.html

Duration: 23rd February - 22nd March 2012

Application Deadline: 17th February 2012

Participation Fee: 125€

Apply here:
http://www.nodecenter.org/online/applicationcourses.html


OPPORTUNITY

Online workshop / Creative writing: Insider tips on how to improve your writing skills


Deadline:
Fri Feb 17, 2012 22:40

Location:
Berlin, Germany

Online courses at Node Center

The Node Online Program offers those interested in curatorial issues the opportunity to extend their practice in an internationally oriented e-learning program.

Using effective online tools, the Virtual Learning Environment facilitates rich interaction through multimedia material and real time video-conferences.

Available courses:

Creative writing: Insider tips on how to improve your writing skills

Lecturer: Gamal Eldin Fouad, Master of Laws (LL.M), professional writer and artist


In this 4-week workshop, you will learn how to improve your creative writing skills by actively participating in short writing assignments specially developed by the lecturer for this purpose, which he calls writing training. The assignments will be written on the spot and reviewed live by Gamal Eldin and the other students. Further you will be asked to write a short story, which you will write and finish in the four-week period of the course.

For full information:

http://www.nodecenter.org/online/creative-writing.html

Duration: 21st February - 20th March 2012

Application Deadline: 17th February 2012

Participation Fee: 150€

Apply here:
http://nodecenter.org/online/applicationcourses.html



OPPORTUNITY

Curatorial Studies Residency at Node Center Berlin


Deadline:
Sun Jan 30, 2011 00:00

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Open application period: January 1st - January 30th 2011
Program dates: March 15th - June 7th 2011


The Curatorial Studies Residency at Node Center Berlin is an intensive eleven weeklong program designed for emerging curators who may wish to expand their professional practice in Berlin.

The residents registered within the Node Center's studies program will develop specific theoretical-practical research during their residency. Each quarter, the center will be immersed in a specific line of research.

During the period of March-June 2011, the line of the program will be: "The logic of the limit: transversal curatorial processes". The different lines of research explore the curatorial practices that expand their own mechanisms.

To know more about the residency academic activities and workplan, please visit this link:
http://www.nodecenter.org/residency/academicprogram.html

The residents will enjoy a shared office to develop their own theoretical investigation, and an experimental practice area for exhibitions.

For detailed information about the program, tuition and how to apply, please visit:

www.nodecenter.org
info@nodecenter.org