Open Call for Applications: ICA Student Forum – Deadline 14th November 2016

FAO: Research students working on the contemporary:

If you are interested in the opportunity below and wish to apply please discuss with your supervisor:


Interested in co-curating public events for the ICA programme?

Want to become part of a wider student community?

Keen to engage with contemporary art practitioners, student peers and ICA staff?

We are looking for dynamic students to join our Student Forum and help to shape a public programme of events in response to the ICA exhibition programme, film screenings, talks and performances.

Working closely with ICA staff and your peers, students will engage with contemporary art practitioners as well as participate in current debates around art practice, devising, planning, and co-producing a number of collectively conceived events over a year to forge an interdisciplinary programme of events.

Student Forum members also benefit from a year’s ICA Membership, learn to work with the practical and budgetary constraints of an institution, and conceive of events that respond to the overall vision of the ICA.

The ICA is a multi-disciplinary art institution that has been at the forefront of radical art practices since its inception in 1946, presenting an innovative and challenging programme of visual arts, contemporary music, international cinema, performance, live arts, talks and debates.

The ICA is hoping to work with approximately 10-15 new participants to the Student Forum. We are seeking a balance of interests, creative disciplines, undergraduates as well as postgraduates.

The ICA is committed to Equal Opportunities and Diversity. If your application is shortlisted you will be invited to attend an open meeting of the ICA Student Forum towards the end of November 2016.

If you are interested, please send us a few lines on your current activities, the focus of your course and years of study, and up to 250 words in response to each of the following questions:

What type of events have you attended at the ICA?

What projects have you curated or been involved in recently?

What are your experiences of collectivised decision making/collaborative working?

What would you like to gain from joining the ICA Student Forum?

Please e-mail your responses to:

Deadline is Monday 14 November at 5pm.