Nov 2016 - Sept 2018
Katarzyna Sobucka the founder of Arts Territory is currently one of 10 selected curators taking part in the 'Beyond the Frame' programme. She will be working with Iwona Blazwick, the director of Whitechapel Gallery, as her mentor.
'Beyond the Frame' (initiated by the International Curators Forum in partnership with University of the Arts London) is a 22-month project designed to deliver mentoring and professional development to ten UK based curators through an exchange with ten selected mentors. The project, supported by the Arts Council England Elevate Fund, aims to tackle the under-representation of curators from diverse backgrounds in senior positions in the visual and performing arts. The selected curators will work closely with ICF Director David A. Bailey over the course of the project, during which time they will have the opportunity to take part in group masterclasses and one-on-one mentoring sessions. The curators will also be invited to travel with the ICF team to international conferences and major events in the arts calendar, such as the opening weeks of the Sharjah Biennial, the Venice Biennale and Prospect New Orleans. The participants will be encouraged to discuss topics and issues related to the field of curating in the group forum and masterclasses, and they will undertake projects in the UK in partnership with University of the Arts London, New Art Exchange, InIVA and the Liverpool Biennial.
'Beyond the Frame' will culminate in a public conference on diversity in the arts in the UK, during which the experiences and results of this initiative will be discussed.
Other participants: Kat Anderson, Lisa Anderson, Azadeh Fatehard, Enam Gbewonyo, Annie Jael Kwan, Sooree Pillay, Sunil Shah, Armin Shooshtari, Cynthia Silveira
Mentors: Adelaide Bannerman, Paul Goodwin, Skinder Hundal, Melanie Keen, Sally Tallant, Allison Thompson, Carol Tulloch and Zoe Whitley