A Graduate Curatorial Program - Kunstverein das weisse haus Vienna

Educational 5-months-program for young curators, enabled by Phileas - a Fund of Contemporary Art.

A Graduate Curatorial Program
das weisse haus sees in the education and application of relevant content and practical skills an important task and has therefore launched a program, which encourages the education of young curators and exhibition producers. This can be realised for the first time with the generous support of Phileas – A Fund for Contemporary Art.

This is a paid program with duration of five months. You are involved in the exhibition program as well as in the studio and residency program. In addition to that, a curatorial project has to be realized within that period, in form of lectures, a symposium, talks or an innovative exhibition project outside the premises of das weisse haus in public space, the internet...) with a budget of approximately EUR 500.

Due the small team of das weisse haus, it is possible to gain insight into all domains. In spite of a curatorial task it is more a curatorial work program. As well as organization and administrative tasks and press relations, supervision of social media channels and website, support of the setting up and art education constitute an essential part  – a hands-on experience.

As a bonus, the participation to all events that are organized for the Artists in Residence (such as trips to Linz, Graz, Bratislava or Krems – with guided exhibition visits by curators) will be organized. Thereby the participant is given the chance to increase his network. 

The participation in das weisse haus for Graduates provides an extensive insight into the various tasks and structures of a young cultural institution.

The cooperation enables an intercultural exchanges with local and international artists and curators.

The grant receives a Scholarship of 5,000 Euros. Insurance, travel and accommodation costs must be paid by the participant.

Target group 
The five-month program adresses students, who are about to or have completed their studies within the past three years. Part of the program is to realize a curatorial project at. For this reason, we are looking for people who have already curatorial experiences or see their future in this domain.

We are looking for applicants with excellent German and English knowledge, spoken and written. We are especially looking forward to applicants with a high level of personal commitment, responsible behaviour and who enjoy to work in a small team and in direct contact with young artists.)

time period 
In 2017The Graduate Curatorial Program takes place within 2 time periods.

The second period will be announced in April 2017.

Please carefully read the program of das weisse haus resp. studio das weisse haus and all information about the das weisse haus for Graduates Program.

Necessary documents for the application are:

1. A fully completed application form (download here: Application)
2. Motivation letter (max. 1 Din A4)
3. CV
4. project proposal, which is to be developed and realized during the 5 months-period in collaboration with the team of das weisse haus. (max. 1 Din A4)
5. Please indicate at least one reference: name, email address, phone number.

Submit your complete application (max. 5 MB) to buero@dasweissehaus.at by 11.12.2016

Too late submitted and incomplete applications will not be included in the selection process.

The interviews for the first period of the program (01.02.2017-30.06.2017) will be January 2017, 16th -18th and the trial-week January 23th - 29th. The participants of the trial-week will be announced on January 20th, 2017.

Thanks to
das weisse haus for Graduates has been made possible by the generous support of Phileas – A Fund of Contemporary Art.

Phileas is an independent philanthropic organisation based in Vienna that raises private funding to support contemporary art. Phileas brings together artists, collectors, galleries and museums, collaborating with them to enable the production, exhibition and acquisition of art for public institutions. In addition to that Phileas participates in current debates regarding cultural philanthropy and the future of public funding.  . It is an independent, non-profit organisation, committed to long-term relationships with its partners.