Call for a curatorial project

Part of the programme for the 2014-15 season will be entrusted to an independent curator, a critic or a collective whose curatorial project has been chosen by La Box’s selection panel.

The final proposal should lay down the project’s structure and time frame before the end of June 2014, when timetabling of the exhibitions for the following season will take place. The project’s experimental character will be one of the main selection criteria.

As part of the School’s teaching context, the programme should include the presence and participation of the students in workshops extending from the designing of the exhibitions through to their actual presentation. The curator(s) should also choose and implement a liaison approach aimed at an outside audience.

The overall budget is €25,000. Of this €20,000 will be devoted to production and transport of works, travel and accommodation expenses for the artists, travel expenses for the curator(s), communication, publications; the remaining 5000 euros will cover miscellaneous expenses for the curator(s).

The guest curator is paid a fee on presentation of an invoice.

La Box will provide accommodation for the curator during the period of residency, either in an artist’s studio or one of the other facilities offered by the School.

This accommodation is provided because The Box will require the regular presence of the curator for his/her project and teaching duties, although a part of the work can be carried out elsewhere.

The curator will work in association with the School’s teaching team and in particular with the teachers in charge of the programme: Arnaud Deshayes, Ingrid Luche and Hervé Trioreau. He/she will be assisted by La Box’s permanent team: Chloé Nicolas (coordinator) and Véronique Frémiot (registrar and cultural liaison officer).

There is no set exhibition formula. The number, duration and spacing of the exhibitions are left to the discretion of the curator: possibilities include a single, evolving exhibition, several exhibitions per month, off-site exhibitions, etc. In drawing up his/her programme the curator will need to take the School’s calendar into account – vacations, exams – in the interests of student participation.

Candidates must be aware that this kind of programme demands considerable availability on their part. Attendance at regular on-site meetings – including the project validation and organisation meeting in June 2014 – is indispensable. In addition, ready responsiveness by phone or email is vital during preparation of the programme. The curator must be present during the setting up and opening of exhibitions.

In the case of a collective, dialogue and coordination between the members is essential so as to avoid all contradictions in their dealings with the School and La Box.

Terms and conditions

Draft projects must be presented using the following form, downloaded and filled out. They should be sent by email to, marked for the attention of Chloé Nicolas.

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