Curatorial Internships

The Curatorial Internship Program is designed to share the CCA’s expertise with students and young professionals in architecture, the design disciplines, the arts, the humanities, and cultural studies who are interested in exploring editorial and curatorial work in architecture. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the CCA’s curatorial approach—in particular its collection, exhibitions, editorial projects, and research programs—through a nine-month internship in Montréal beginning in the fall of 2020.

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2020.

Eligibility and terms

Students and young professionals born on or after 1 January 1990 are eligible for the annual curatorial internship program, regardless of citizenship and place of residence.

The program provides a monthly stipend of CAD 2,500 CAD over a period of nine months, calculated to defray costs of living in Montreal (subject to the income tax laws of Canada and Quebec if applicable). The languages in use at the CCA are English and French. The internship is non-renewable.

Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Chief Curator, the interns will collaborate in the research for and preparation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, public programs, and communications and collection activities.

Application requirements

Applications should be submitted through the CCA online application portal and consist of the 2 following documents, in English or in French, in PDF format (5MB maximum for each file):

1) A critical analysis of 750 to 1,000 words of a CCA collection object, event or exhibition;

2) A curriculum vitae detailing education, professional experience, working languages, and any other relevant information.

Contact information for two academics or professionals who are familiar with the candidate and his or her work will also need to be provided.

Only applications through the CCA online application portal will be accepted. Only complete applications will be considered.

Selection

The CCA will select the interns and will notify all applicants by the end of April 2020. The CCA will select the candidates according to their curricula, the relevance of their critical thinking about architecture, and their intended trajectory in the fields of curating and publishing.

The internship will be effective only after the recipient has obtained all authorizations from the immigration authorities of both Quebec and Canada required in order to be legally entitled to conduct the internship in Canada.

For more information, please send an email to curatorialopportunities@cca.qc.ca.

This program is generously supported by the Power Corporation of Canada.

Recipients

2019–2020
Laura Aparicio, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
Jann Wiegand, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany

2018–2019
Hannah M. Strothmann, University of Arts Berlin, Germany
Keren Kuenberg, Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
Melania Grozdanoska, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, United States

2017–2018
Corinna Anderson, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, United Kingdom
Federico Ortiz, Architectural Association, London, United Kingdom
Yuma Shinohara, Columbia University, New York, United States

2016–2017
Ariana Revilla, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Ushma Thakrar, Architectural Association, London, United Kingdom
Tania Tovar Torres, Columbia University, New York, United States

2015–2016
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

2014–2015
Gregory W. Barton, Columbia University, New York, United States
Alice Haddad, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Josephine Minhinnett, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

2013–2014
Jayne Kelley, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Jesse Seegers, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States

2012–2013
Victoria Bugge Øye, Columbia University, New York, United States
Alexandra Courcoulas, Institute of Fine Arts, New York, United States

2011–2012
Marta Masferrer, Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona, Spain
Cerys Wilson, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

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