Sam Miller, Director of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council will speak about a new graduate program, the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP), which he has developed in partnership with Wesleyan University.
The ICPP brings artists, presenters, academics, and other performing arts professionals together to develop a responsive curatorial practice that takes the best from the fields of visual arts and performance. Starting in summer 2011, the ICPP will offer a professional certificate program in Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University. The certificate program will last nine months and consist of three semesters anchored by three on-campus residency periods.
Curriculum is designed to enhance the professional student’s skills as a presenter, manager, producer, or curator, allowing them to advance in the field, or, if the student is new to the field, enable them to pursue a position at a presenting institution or as an independent curator. Study is centered on three core themes: Artistic and Curatorial Practice, Social and Cultural Context, and Entrepreneurial Strategies.