Young Curators


ACProject’s Young Curators are Visionaries program is one the cornerstones of the organisation. We recognise that the next generation of curators need financial, technical and conceptual support through training and mentorship.

The Young Curators are Visionarie program provides an ‘on the job’ experience and aims to assist young curators through an important period of their development. The program offers participants a critical environment in which to develop an idea while also supporting the curated project financially through a curator fee, artist fees, project costs and venue hire.

The program aims to provide the pedagogical scaffolding needed to produce a positive experience that has the power to confirm curation as a worthwhile career path. The flow-on effect of this program is that each curatorial project will support 4-6 young artists.

These young curators (under 35) will be mentored through the process of concept development through to the exhibition realisation. We recognise that curating in the 21st century includes both conventional and unconventional venues and modes of display. Applicants may curate as individuals or in collaboration.

NOTE: This program is contingent on financial support. Currently the program is closed. Please subscribe to our newsletter through the homepage to receive updates as we are actively seeking support for this program.

Applications must include:

  • 1 page exhibition proposal – including exhibition concept, list of artists and accompanying public program.
  • An exhibition budget not exceeding $3000 [including artist fees, facility hire, installation costs, any public program and catalogue costs]
  • A sample of critical writing by the applicant.
  • Up-to-date CV (maximum 2 pages).
  • Image list.
  • Images relevant to the proposed exhibition (8 maximum)
  • Images representing past curatorial projects (8 maximum)

Application Deadline: TBA

Application material must be submitted as a single PDF no larger than 10MB via email to [].

Subject line must follow this structure: youngcurators_name_ACProjects_2014

For additional information please contact:

Matthew Perkins
Jan Duffy

The Young Curators are Visionaries program is currently seeking financial support. ACProjects also gratefully acknowledges the continuing support of Monash University.

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