Latitudes CuratorLab Online Residency 2023 for Emerging Curators from Africa

Latitudes CuratorLab Online Residency 2023 for Emerging Curators from Africa is now open for applicants.
Latitudes Online presents Encounters – an online exhibition from the 2021 CuratorLab residency programme.

Encounters showcases eight online exhibitions by emerging South African curators. In partnership with the National Arts Council (NAC), Latitudes’ CuratorLab engaged with aspiring curators from all corners of the country to build a platform for new artistic voices.

Although diverse in location, heritage and experience, the stories that have emerged are woven together by the thread that makes us all human. Each project is strongly linked to journeying through life; to encounters with identity, memory, home, loss, activism and, ultimately, with oneself.

Each show engages with artists from the curator’s community, pulling ever so gently at the thread of what makes us human and how the encounters we have along the way shape us. We invite you to listen to their stories which, all in their own way, grapple with such tethers of life’s journey – with an intimacy and softness in their exploration.

Each CuratorLab participant was mentored by Latitudes In-House Curator, Nina Carew.

Latitudes CuratorLab Online Residency Scholarship opportunities

  • Plan and conceptualise your own show, centred on artists from your community, that will be hosted on Latitudes Online
  • 1-on-1 mentorship by a highly recognised curator in the industry as well as with Latitudes curators
  • A curator profile on Latitudes where you may promote, exhibit and sell your own selection of works
  • Networking and peer-review sessions with curators from the continent
  • Curatorial professional practice sessions and handbook
  • All of the above will be conducted in 7 online sessions hosted weekly

Professional skills

  • Understand the industry on the continent and the diaspora
  • Curatorial professional practice; including proposal writing, the conceptualisation of curatorial statements, catalogue and pricing structures and managing relationships
  • Getting out there, marketing yourself as a curator
  • Digital curation development
  • Key administrative skills


  • Free curators profile on Latitudes Online
  • Comprehensive marketing campaign and exposure to our database of over 15,000 newsletter readers
  • Commission on all artworks sold as well as logistic and administrative support
  • R1500 stipend to cover data costs
  • Plus you get to keep and update your profile as long as you like!

What Countries are Eligible?

South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria, Namibia and Mozambique

Who is Eligible?

  • Curators from South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria, Namibia and Mozambique.
  • No formal training is needed and practical curatorial experience is preferred.

Important Dates 

  • Applications close 12 January 2023
  • Mentorship and show planning will run from 26 January – 5 April
  • Shows on Latitudes launching 5 April and running for 6 weeks

We trust that we were able to give you all the information you required regarding this scholarship. Please leave any questions you may have in the space provided below.

How to Apply

Please complete and submit the application form by 12 January 2023.

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