The Curatorial Program for Research (CPR)

DEADLINE : 15th February, 2018


The Curatorial Program for Research (CPR) is pleased to announce its open call for curators to participate in CPR 2018: Dimming the Northern Lights. In this program curators will travel to the Nordic region, visiting Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. CPR’s sixth fully-funded research program will take place from August 2 – 27, 2018.

Hosted by local institutions and independent curators, the program gathers a cohort of up to eight international curators. The robust programming offers daily visits to artist studios and local arts institutions, and it is complemented by readings about local socio-political history, arts, and culture. Following the trip, each curator will submit a proposal to conduct a project in his/her home city, and, one winning proposal will be awarded a production grant.

For application guidelines and further information, please visit Both independent curators and those with institutional affiliations may apply; only applicants with 2+ years of professional experience will be considered.

Participants will be selected by a jury that will include: Carmen Ferreyra, CPR Director and Founder; Emily Crain, CPR Program Manager and Director of Development; Juha Huuskonen, Director, HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme, Finland; Nestori Syrjala, Board Member, The Mustarinda Association, Finland; Sandi Hilal, Director, Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency, Palestine/Sweden; Hanna Isaksson, Manager, ArtNorth – Norrbotten Contemporary Art Development Center, Sweden; Ina Otzko, Visual Artist and Independent Curator, Norway/Italy; and Johan Martin Christiansen, Visual Artist, Faroe Islands/Denmark.

Applications are due February 15, 2018
Applicants will be notified by March 1, 2018

For more information, please contact
Application form:

CPR 2018: DIMMING THE NORTHERN LIGHTS is possible thanks to the support and collaboration of the following institutions and individuals:
Nordic Culture Fond; HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme, Finland; Frame, Finland; The Mustarinda Association, Finland; IASPIS, Sweden; ArtNorth – Norrbotten Contemporary Art Development Center, Sweden.


The Curatorial Program for Research (CPR) is the core facilitator of an international network of curators, artists and institutions. Through open calls and full research scholarships, CPR has three goals: first, to enable a direct, in situ communication between international curators and local artists. Secondly, to promote equal access to knowledge. And third, to act as a platform for promotion and practice for the participating curators and hosts.
With a nomadic and intensive format, CPR promotes dialogue between international curators and local artistic scenes. The program was created by curators and for curators, and is a non-profit international organization based in the US, with satellite locations in more than 15 cities throughout the world.