Curatorial practice as it emerged during the twentieth century is being extensively recast. Tremendous changes in the status of the object, culture, the various disciplines, information and education imply an inevitable transformation of the curator’s role and competences. A renewed interest in curatorial practice has recently emerged within the field of architecture.

Since 2011, the CCA has offered two curatorial opportunities annually: the Emerging Curator Program and the Curatorial Internships Program.

Emerging Curator Program

The Emerging Curator Program offers the opportunity to propose and curate a project at the CCA related to contemporary debates in architecture, urban issues, landscape design, and cultural and social dynamics. The project is to be developed during a residency of three months at the CCA.

Projects realized through the program:
Francesco Garutti, Talking about Devious Design
Carrie Smith, Best Supporting Actor
Dan Handel, First, the Forests

Emerging Curator Program Guidelines

Apply by 29 February 2016

Curatorial Internships

With the generous support of the Power Corporation of Canada, the Curatorial Internships are designed to share the CCA’s expertise with students and recent graduates of the design disciplines, arts and humanities. One or two selected candidates will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the CCA’s collection, exhibition and research programs through an internship of six to nine months.

Curatorial Internship Program Guidelines

Apply by 29 February 2016

If you have any questions, please email


Curatorial Interns
Irene Chin, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, United States
Anna Renken, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States
Stefan Sauter, Universidad VERITAS, San José, Costa Rica

Emerging Curator
Víctor Muñoz Sanz, ETSAM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
Project: “Off:Re:On-Shore,” a symposium about on-shoring, that is, architecture, urbanism, landscape and infrastructure as tangible and enduring ways to empower and improve the living standards of workers and communities in emerging markets.