Applications are now closed. Selected curators will be announced soon.

Exhibition concept: ‘In Between’:

In today’s highly globalised world, characterised by a constant exchange of information due to the Internet breaking down national barriers and driving a high level of mobility among individuals who become members of multicultural societies, the definition of ‘national’ is itself being challenged. To work within this internationalism, a shared purpose to increasing knowledge and experience is to find ways in order to make a leading contribution to aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion.

The exhibition will focus on themes of dislocation, displacement, degrees of separation, cultural identity and moments captured in between spaces. Curators are asked to think on ideas of transience, migration, journeys, shifting identity to collaboratively curate a digital exhibition from the British Council Collection as well as local artists from their own contexts. 

Curators will make individual proposals based on a draft list of works from the preselected list of works or their own take from the Collection as well as local artists. Please keep in mind that these work lists will be subject to change and evolve, but curators will be expected to work on one, cohesive digital exhibition together. 


  • Deadline for applications: 13 June 2019
  • Selection jury to review applications: 14-20 June
  • Winning applicants announced: w/c of 24 June
  • Research trip to London: July 2019
  • Research trip to Ukraine: September 2019
  • Research trip to Turkey: November 2019
  • Digital Exhibition Launched: mid-February 2020.

The final schedule and travel will be confirmed by the British Council team. 

All applications will be reviewed by the jury which will consist of the following people:

  • Gemma Hollington, Director Exhibitions, British Council
  • Ying Tan, Curator, British Council
  • Esra A Aysun, Head of Arts, British Council, Turkey
  • Maya Darchia, Arts Manager, British Council Georgia
  • Ilya Zabolotnyi, Visual Arts Programme Manager, British Council, Ukraine 


The British Council to cover:

  • Travel costs and per diem for all the international trips taken by curator for the project
  • Curator fee, equivalent of £1,000 payable in local currency

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