Delivered by UCL Special Collections
The Foundation Programme’s aim is to develop longer term shared learnings between the two new cultural districts of East Bank and Culture Mile and supports our local collaborative cultural programming around creative education, lifelong learning and employment opportunities.
The New Curators Project is a collaboration between UCL Special Collections and Newham Heritage Month that seeks to contribute towards making routes into the cultural heritage sector more transparent and accessible to non-graduates in East London.
The project will create and support a cohort of 10 young cultural heritage practitioners in 2021. They will receive training and guidance from a range of professionals, from using digital tools to reach new audiences, to public speaking and professional networking, to carrying out historical research and curatorship. The cohort will produce an exhibition and online programme for Newham Heritage month in May 2021.
While participants will leave with the new skills and confidence needed to enter the sector, they will also have gained real life curation experience for a public heritage audience. Following 2021, participants will form the basis of an alumni group that will be invited to inform future annual iterations of The New Curators Project.
Each of the 10 places are supported by a £200 bursary.
Applications are open and close on 12 February 2021.
To take part, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 07741671329 or check out the project website, The New Curators Project.