Curating Contemporary Art Exhibitions - Two Chelsea College of Arts

Over the 4 day course students will learn how to approach artists, discuss their practice within a studio visit situation, disseminate key information surrounding the artist's work into various media, propose ideas for staging an exhibition and ultimately build an exhibition proposal of a professional standard. Where Curating Contemporary Art Exhibitions - One gets to the heart of understanding a contemporary definition of the term curating through lectures on key historic moments, Part Two delves into practical applications. Part One offers insight into the practice and history of curating through lectures, meeting curators from commercial galleries, museums and public spaces and touches on intellectual processes involved in making an exhibition. Part Two turns this knowledge into a resource for making a self-initiated and practically driven proposal for an exhibition designed and conceived individually by the student. Each student will be expected to propose a project based on their own research and the course will guide students through the process of turning an idea into an industry standard level of exhibition proposal.

Course Outcomes

This course will give students practical experience of meeting artist's in their studio, transforming an initial concept into a fully functioning exhibition proposal and will offer a professional standard of experience at all stages of proposing a self - initiated idea. This will include refining the idea, conceptually positioning key themes into understandable narratives, working on realistic budgets, writing press releases, formatting proposal documents, compiling artist CV's and all necessary stages in completing a working proposal that can be taken forward to professional platforms.

Who Should Attend

Designed as a follow on course to Curating Contemporary Art Exhibitions - One. Suitable for anyone interested in the display, site and context of contemporary art with a desire to work within the exhibitions field. An educational background in either fine art or art history is preferred but not mandatory. A broad interest of contemporary art practice is desirable in order to get the most from this course and it is preferable that students have attended Curating Contemporary Art Exhibitions - One.



Chelsea College of Arts is one of London's most prestigious Art and Design colleges. We offer courses in curating, fine art, graphic design communication, textile design and interior and spatial design. Chelsea has just over 1,400 students. The College’s small size and supportive atmosphere make studying here feel more like being part of a community.

You will learn the practical, theoretical and professional elements of your subject from our expert staff. It is a place where experimentation, ideas and concepts are encouraged to develop.

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Each February, May and October we offer a range of short courses in Dubai, in Art, Curating, Interior Design and Interior Decoration. Our range of courses offer options for beginners and for those already working in industry. Our courses are taught by our London-based tutors, all of whom are practicing industry professionals. We return in October with a wide range of specialist Interior Design courses and Art and Curating courses.

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