A Tale of A Tub launched an open call for exhibition proposals

12 november, 2020
Christopher Kulendran Thomas and Annika Kuhlmann, ROME, 2018 (installation view at Tale of A Tub, Rotterdam)

Open call for curators for the second edition of our summer exhibition series at A Tale of A Tub. The open call is defined in collaboration with CBK Rotterdam and is aimed at exhibition proposals by international curators at all stages of their professional careers for an exhibition to take place at A Tale of a Tub in the summer of 2021. The budget for the exhibition will be set between €15.000 and €20.000. More information can be found at the link.

 «This open call is part of A Tale of A Tub’s longstanding commitment to foster dialogues between artists, international curators and cultural (art) practitioners to work in the context of Rotterdam. We are looking for proposals that are context-responsive, seeking their inscription into the cultural and socio-political backdrops against which Rotterdam is posited, and establishing meaningful connections between artists and audiences in relation to the diversity of living and working practices the city includes. In so doing, the curator of the selected exhibition proposal will be invited for a brief working period in Rotterdam in the beginning of 2021, to conduct studio visits and familiarize further with the city’s fabric and cultural institutions, prior to and in preparation of a more grounded exhibition project taking place from July onwards. Additionally, we would like to seize this forthcoming edition to democratize the process of the open call further by publishing the curator’s exhibition concept before the work visit, so that artists can express their interest in participating.»

Requirements & Criteria:
1] A proposal (maximum of 500 words) for an exhibition project, which includes a concept and a preliminary list of artists considered for A Tale of A Tub’s venue.
—In the proposal stage the artist list is provisional and open to revision.
—For an overview of artists registered in Rotterdam we recommend visiting this database.
—The exhibition project should ultimately include a strong majority of artists born and/or currently based in Rotterdam.
—Image material may be used as part of the application.
2] A list and description of potential educational and public activities that will enhance and enrich the exhibition (maximum of 250 words).
3] A curriculum vitae, with an extensive description of relevant working experience.
— The applicant curator should not be commonly practicing in The Netherlands.
— Duo’s and collectives can equally apply.

Important Dates:
Deadline for submitting applications: Friday 15 January 2021
Jury deliberation and announcement: end of January 2021
Working visit of selected curator: between February–April 2021
Exhibition dates and venue: 3 July–22 August 2021, A Tale of A Tub

Please send completed applications digitally in PDF to info@a-tub.org.
Applications should be written in English.