Futurecity seeks visual arts festival curators


Futurecity seeks visual arts producer, senior and junior curators, project managers and administrator for a new interactive and digital arts festival in the Middle East on 9 month (approx.) Fixed Term Contracts. Positions to start as early as May/June 2019 based in London office and involves periods of travel to Middle East. As a member of the team, you’ll work in a creative, culturally enterprising and fast-moving environment. We are looking for problem-solvers, with strong interpersonal skills who can manage top-level artists on an intense timeframe.

Applicants need to demonstrate their level of ability in regard to:

The development and delivery of major, international art/cultural festivals, fairs, events or projects
Working with digital, technology-based or light-based artworks
Production, shipping and installation of artworks or cultural projects internationally
Artist liaison and working with blue chip artists / studios and galleries, internationally
Working with complex stakeholders (clients, artists, agents, partners) across various time zones
Working in the Middle East or direct involvement in delivery of cultural/art projects in the region
Immediate ability to work daily in London office and travel to the Middle East as required for up to 2 weeks at a time
Delivering complex art projects to time and to budget
Please send an expression of interest to Anna Haylock (@) with a CV and short cover statement outlining what you can offer Futurecity along with three referee names and contacts. Please point out any solo curation experience in your CV and also indicate any proficiency in Arabic.

Futurecity develops cultural visions for the urban realm, bringing creative people and urban space together to create great places. We work internationally – with multiple live projects in the UK, US, Australia, Middle East – to connect city makers with artists, curators, galleries and cultural institutions from commissioning ambitious public art works to producing strategies that unlock the cultural potential of entire districts. As an agency looking towards new models of arts commissioning, we hold a strong track record with working with blue-chip galleries. For example, Futurecity launched Future\Pace in 2016, as a collaboration with Pace Gallery, operating a global ‘gallery without walls’ that brings large-scale, digital and experimental art works into the public realm.

Unfortunately, volume of interest means we cannot RSVP or provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.