Curator In Residence


In partnership with Art Fund, we are pleased to invite curators, in particular, those from underrepresented backgrounds, to present proposals for our forthcoming Autumn/Winter Season. FACT’s 2019 programme explores issues of gender and representation, and we are excited to work closely with a curator in residence in the development of our last season of the year. Opening in October, Autumn/Winter will look at themes of intersectionality through an exhibition as well as associated public and learning programmes.


The Curator will operate both from within and outside of the organisation to research and shape the narratives around the Autumn/Winter season, translating them into two key outputs: a major gallery exhibition and an associated programme of events.

The main aim of the season is to foreground gender politics and their intersection with issues of race, class and sexuality. We will consider how experimentation, exploration and adaptability might better shape our sense of self and the world around us - particularly in a moment of unprecedented political, social and technological change. Some keywords which might help guide proposals are: Intersectionality; World creation; Sub- and Countercultures; Construction of identities; Blurred Boundaries; Speculative Futures; Posthumanism; Queer Theory; Genderjamming; Transition.

Within a window of six months (based at FACT for approximately six weeks, exact days to be jointly defined), the Curator will be responsible for drafting curatorial texts, selecting and working with artists, building partnerships, contributing to the audience development plan, and designing a public programme that expands the main curatorial ideas and provides multiple entry points to the wider season.

The Curator will work collaboratively across FACT’s programme strands (Exhibitions and Public Programmes, Learning, Research, and Marketing) to stimulate meaningful exchange and ensure that the resulting season is embedded within the organisation and its context.


For more information on the role and eligibility, please download the job description document from the apply link.

How to Apply

● Candidates should submit a 500-word proposal, which can also include images, links and digital content, alongside a CV and completed Equalities Monitoring Form to

● An internal selection panel will be responsible for shortlisting a maximum of five applications, which will then be invited to interview.

● Candidates will be selected based on the strength of their proposal as well as their ability to deliver, and a demonstration that the residency will be beneficial for both parties.

● We particularly want to address the imbalances in representation within the sector and will prioritise applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people and practitioners whose work is intersectional in approach.

If you have any support requirements or would like to discuss access, please do get in touch with:, or call us on 0151 707 4444


Open call published: 26 March 2019

Deadline: 22 April 2019

Selection panel: 24 April 2019

Interviews (where appropriate): w/c 29 April 2019

Residency time frame (six weeks, exact dates TBC): May - November 2019 Autumn/Winter exhibition: 31 October 2019 - 3 March 2020

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Posted on April 5