An Opportunity for Two Graduate Curators (2012-2013)

11 July 2011 By

The Contemporary Art Society with Leeds Art Gallery are inviting proposals from curating and museum studies graduates from across the UK who have been out of full time education for no longer than two years.

Starting Point, now in its second year, will offer two curators the opportunity to select a small cluster of works from the collection to be installed as part of Leeds Art Gallery’s public programme in 2012.

The Leeds Art Collection Fund (LCAF) has been supporting the visual arts in Leeds since 1912 and to mark their centenary Leeds Art Gallery are planning a series of special events in the gallery over the course of next year.

As a way of responding we are asking that proposals draw on the list of works whose acquisitions have been supported by the Leeds Art Collection Fund. Applications should be no more than 500 words and accompanied with a CV.

Applicants are selected on the basis of their first idea but we know that the research period can often have an impact on ‘first ideas’ so we are looking for potential and commitment.

Application deadline: Monday 5 September 2011 (5pm)

For any further queries or to submit your application please email

This year Eleanor Nairne, Rebecca Lewin and Neil Jefferies are working with the collection at Southampton City Art Gallery. Their exhibitions will be exhibited as part of Southampton City Art Gallery’s public programme in 2012.