English, Dutch
10 months (from September until June)
Paid by host 

The tutorials, workshops, guest lectures, and all costs for the excursions (like travel and stay) are covered by de Appel arts centre. De Appel also provides a budget for a project / programming.

Paid by artist 

The cost for the 10-months training is 7.000 euros. De Appel can not offer grants or scholarships. They strongly advise candidates to consider and investigate all possible ways of financing their stay in Amsterdam and their attendance of the programme, even before they are admitted.

Application guidelines 

The Curatorial Programme 2018-19 will run from September 2018 until June 2019. Based upon the submitted documents twelve candidates will be shortlisted. An international jury will interview the candidates in the second half of March 2018 and will select the final six participants.

Application requirements
1. The application form, completed and signed (see ‘Downloads’ at the webpage)
2. Motivation letter, max. 500 words
3. Response of max. 300 words each, to the following questions: What is the relationship between art and universal values? Why is the history of exhibition making almost told exclusively from the point of view of group exhibitions? Motivate the one project you would most eagerly like to realise in the next two years.
4. CV, max. 2 pages
5. Two written references of (former) tutors, colleagues or employers, in English

The application should be submitted in one single Pdf-document with items in the above order. Completed applications should be sent digitally to: [email protected]
For questions, contact the Curatorial Programme’s coordinator Saskia van der Kroef: [email protected]



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de Appel

de Appel

Curatorial program


Initiated in 1994 the Curatorial Programme of Arts Centre de Appel wishes to offer young curators a condensed package of experiences and skills that can be used as tools and instruments during the further development of their professional career. De Appel is an internationally oriented arts centre located in Amsterdam that functions as a site for research and presentation of contemporary visual arts through a series of exhibitions, performances publications and discoursive events.Under the directorship of Niels Van Tomme the programme will continue to pursue these ambitions but will simultaneously also shift towards a more pragmatic and research oriented approach. Six emerging curators with various academic and experiential backgrounds will be asked to develop projects within the framework of De Appel’s newly established theme: modes of de-universalization.


The programme culminates in a final project to be curated collectively by the participants. In past years final projects have taken shape as festivals, radio broadcasts, performance programmes and exhibitions.

Accommodation Information 

Not provided. Participants of the Curatorial Programme are required to find housing in Amsterdam during their course year. To find housing in Amsterdam can be particularly difficult. Participants should calculate between 400 and 800 euros for expenses in rent. De Appel offers advice and support in regard to housing.


De Appel programme is nomadic and partners with various organisations in the Netherlands and abroad. The current location is in Broedplaats Lely, in Amsterdam Nieuw West.

Schipluidenlaan 12D4
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+31 20 6225215

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