Frame Curatorial Research Fellowship

Frame Curatorial Research Fellowship

Frame is seeking candidates for two fellowships in 2023–2024; the Curating with Pasts fellowship hosted by the Queens Museum in New York City and Soils, organised with Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. The programme offers a stipend of 12 000 EUR for four months of working time. The deadline for applications is Sunday, August 13, 2023.

Frame Contemporary Art Finland is pleased to announce the second open call for Frame Curatorial Research Fellowship, a five-year programme between 2020–2024 for contemporary art curators. The programme explores new forms of research that renew curatorial and institutional working habits. 

The second round of two fellowships is organised in collaboration with the Queens Museum in New York and Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. We are seeking two candidates for 2023–2024 who are keen to develop the critical potential of curatorial research and rethink the purpose and value of research within institutions and society at large.

The Frame Curatorial Research Fellowships offer support for developing new curatorial research practices and cultivating active practices embedded in an organisational context. It explores what kind of curatorial research is needed in order to imagine new ways of presenting and mediating contemporary art and cultural production in forms inseparable from daily life, politics and the policies of artists and institutions.

The Fellowships include

  • Support for the research and introduction to the partners’ contexts 
  • 12 000 EUR working grant for 4 months for each fellow between Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024
  • Two to three research visits hosted by Frame and the collaborating partner 
  • Small production budget to present the research, in the form of e.g. seminar, talk or text

Fellows selected for the programme will have the opportunity to dive into curatorial research in an institutional environment comprising Frame, its international partners, and various associates including artists, researchers, other practitioners, and institutional actors.

Please apply for the Fellowship by sending your application to,  latest on Sunday, August 13, 2023. The application should include the following: 

  • Preliminary research plan with a motivation letter (a maximum of 1 page long). Please indicate clearly which fellowship you are interested in.
  • CV and introduction to earlier (curatorial) work and research.

After the representatives from Frame and partnering institutions have evaluated the applications there will be a round of interviews for shortlisted candidates. We aim to organize the interviews and do the final selection of the fellows in September 2023.

Website link: Open Call: Frame Curatorial Research Fellowship 2023–2024 – Frame Contemporary Art Finland (

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