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OPEN CALL: Emerging Curators Residency in Turku, Finland in September 2023

The Performing Arts Centre Finland (ESKUS) and New Performance Turku Biennale are looking for international curators for Emerging Curators Residency in Turku on September 3-10th, 2023.

3–5 curators from the field of live and performance art will be selected for the residency. The residency will take place from September 3-10th, 2023. Curators will be offered per diems as well as travel and accommodation costs in Turku, Finland during the festival. 

The focus for the residency is to offer emerging curators, with less than approximately 5 years of  working experience, a chance to attend the festival, learn from other curators and to grow one’s own professional networks. The curators are also expected to attend pitch sessions, panel discussions and workshops organised by Eskus and NPT during the festival, as well as preparatory Zoom meetings before the residency. Finnish and Finland based curators are also eligible to apply for the residency.

New Performance Turku Biennale (NPT) is a unique event showcasing the current streams and phenomena in performance art. The Biennale will continue the work done through the 10-year history of the renowned NPT Festival (2012-2021), developing means of production and audience in the field of performance art. The program accommodates both residencies and process-based collaborations amongst practitioners with local venues and agencies. The festival will include site specific, participatory, solo and group performances.

The Performing Arts Centre – Eskus is a meeting place and cooperation platform for performance artists, founded in 2009. It is a nationwide cultural community of 21 member groups with over two hundred member artists. Eskus promotes the conspicuousness and internationalization of live and performance art. 

Application deadline February 22nd, 2023
Decisions by March 30, 2023

Please send your applications with a title “Application: Emerging Curators residency” to by February 22nd 2023.

The format of the application letter is free. Please simply just introduce yourself, explain how you are an emerging curator and if you have a specific focus or interest in the field. 

More info and inquiries: 
Laura Kangasniemi, producer, Eskus,, +358400736896
Anni Sundbacka, managing director, New Performance Turku Biennale,