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Air_Frankfurt Curator in Residence
Residency Frankfurt, Germany

Air_Frankfurt Curator in Residence


basis e.V. and the city of Frankfurt announce a residency open call for curators within the AIR_Frankfurt program.

The aim of this curatorial residency program is to introduce new international perspectives to the local art community enhancing curatorial research, exchange and discourse in Frankfurt.


The open call addresses young international curators (not older than 40 years) predominantly living and working outside Germany who are interested to get deeper insight into the local art context of the city of Frankfurt am Main.

Eligible applicants are young cultural practitioners and scholars from all around the globe with a pertinent experience in curating exhibitions and/or related projects. The application should document a well-founded interest in current debates in arts and culture and a specific interest in the Frankfurt art scene.

The applicants should have a good level of spoken and written English (or German).


Resident curators are provided time and space to develop independent projects, whether by focusing on writing, researching or connecting with different agents of the Frankfurt art scene.

Studio visits and meetings with professionals in Frankfurt are an important part of the program. Networking opportunities will be offered. A public lecture or workshop can be held while the residence.

The curatorial resident will be fully funded by the city of Frankfurt, covering travel expenses and a per diem of 1000€/month. If necessary, we can also assist in obtaining a visa. He/she will be hosted in a fully equipped studio apartment at basis e.V. in the heart of Frankfurt.


The complete application in English or German should consist of:

  • the fully completed application form including descriptions of

    Professional Background (max. 1500 characters incl. blanks) Motivation (max. 1500 characters incl. blanks) Work Proposal (max. 3000 characters incl. blanks)

  • CV (max. 2 pages)

  • Documentation of previous projects (each max. 1 page, images encouraged)