The Power Station of Art (PSA) is the first public contemporary art museum on the Chinese mainland. Launched in February 2014 as the museum’s standing annual project, the Emerging Curators Program is aimed at supporting outstanding young Chinese curators at both home and abroad, and providing them with the fairest platform, the most professional resources and the friendliest supporting services.
Given China’s fast-changing scenario for its contemporary art sector, the role of “curator” is now gradually coming back to the norm: from a dominator of channels and resources, to a discoverer, interpreter and practitioner of both academic researches and driving innovations. As a young institute of art, PSA expects emerging Chinese curators worldwide to actively respond to the current art trend and creations - to break existing boundaries, introduce and initiate new art events and contents, and explore new possibilities of structures and grammars for contemporary art.
2015 Emerging Curators Program will be launched in March, 2015, and 3 winners (each with a curatorial team of no more than 3) will be selected to implement 3 real exhibitions. The exhibitions will open in November 2015.
I. Requirements for Participants:
Participants, either curators or artists to take part in the program, shall be of Chinese nationality or ethnic Chinese origin, who were born after January 1st, 1970, and be engaged in research or practice of art, art critique, video, design, architecture and sound.
II. Requirements for Projects:
III. Technical Specifications:
IV. Judgment, Award and Emergency Withdrawal:
V. Details for Submissions:
1. Submission Period: April 2nd, 2015 – May 25th, 2015;
2. Email for Submission: firstname.lastname@example.org;
3. Inquiries: 0086-21-311 08550 ext. 8303 (Mr. Wang Fei).
By relevant laws and regulations in China, all “participants” who actively submit their projects to PSA are considered by the organizing committee to accept that the attribution of submitted projects’ copyrights have been irrevocably claimed as follows:
1. Statement of Originality
The participating project has to be the participant’s original work without infringement of any other’s copyrights, trademark rights and other intellectual property rights; this project has never been commercially involved in any way. Otherwise, the organizing committee shall invalidate the project’s qualifications to be included, selected and awarded, and reserve the rights to pursue further legal actions.
2. Attribution of Participating Projects’ Intellectual Property Rights
The attribution of all submitted projects’ rights belongs to the curator. PSA, however, owns the rights over display, promotion and other activities regarding all the awarded and selected projects. PSA’s official website is the only appointed online portal for registration and information release.
3. The participating projects must respect China’s national conditions without breaching any relevant laws and regulations.
* PSA reserves rights for final interpretation of this program.