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Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts and the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) announce the 2012-2013 Professional Certificate Program in Curatorial Practice in Performance

Friday, November 18, 2011 - Friday, November 18, 2011

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts and the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) announce the 2012-2013 Professional Certificate Program in Curatorial Practice in Performance

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts and the
Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP)
announcethe 2012-2013 Professional Certificate Program
in Curatorial Practice in Performance

Now Accepting Applications for the second year of groundbreaking Certificate Program for Artists and Cultural Leaders

Middletown, Conn., November 18, 2011The Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Professional Certificate Program at Wesleyan University. The certificate is an intensive, nine-month, low-residency academic program designed to encourage emerging curators to enrich their understanding of intellectually rigorous, innovative and artist-centered curatorial models. Students will complete work at home and online in between on-campus intensives at Wesleyan. The dates for the 2012–2013 on-campus intensives are: July 6-22, 2012; November 15-18, 2012; and March 8-11, 2013. Applications are due on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
 
The Institute’s mix of world-renowned instructors—artists, scholars, curators, cultural leaders, writers and theorists—is intended to spark new possibilities and connections. Instructors will provide theoretical and practical tools for students to deepen their research methodologies through reading, writing, viewings and discussion.
 
Current instructors include ICPP Director Samuel A. Miller; Wesleyan University Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio, Associate Professor of Theater Cláudia Tatinge Nacimento and Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Stanton; field professionals Philip Bither, Senior Curator of Performing Arts at the Walker Art Center; Doryun Chong, Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art; Kristy Edmunds, Executive and Artistic Director of UCLA Live; Judy Hussie-Taylor, Executive Director of Danspace Project; and ethnomusicologist Steven Taylor.
 
Past guest artists and speakers have included dancer/choreographer Kyle Abraham; 9/11 Memorial Museum Advisor Clifford Chanin; sculptor Ellen Driscoll; art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg; writer, curator, performer and choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones; choreographer Trey McIntyre; dancer/choreographer Ralph Lemon, Artistic Director of Cross Performance; choreographer Annie-B Parson; and producer Mark Russell.

About the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance
The Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance was founded in 2010 by Wesleyan graduates Samuel A.Miller and Pamela Tatge, Director of the Center for the Arts, in partnership with Judy Hussie-Taylor, in response to the co-existence and cross-pollination of idea- and technique-based performance practice. The Certificate Program considers performance in its broadest sense and the curriculum addresses time-based art practices of artists, curators and cultural leaders working in dance, performance art, experimental theater and traditional/culturally specific programs and various combinations of these and other disciplines

The ICPP’s curriculum is designed to deepen the professional student’s knowledge of diverse curatorial practices and improve critical thinking and writing skills. ICPP students are required to take six courses in Artistic and Curatorial Practice, Social and Cultural Context, Entrepreneurial Strategies, and a Final Independent Project overseen by an advisor from the program or another field professional.

Currently there is no post-graduate program in the United States that addresses curatorial practice in performance. The Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance fills this gap, as an interest in contemporary performance continues to thrive even as the recent economic recession has hit arts organizations particularly hard. The ICPP is committed to training arts professionals who will build on the momentum of contemporary performance by using new information and resources as creatively as possible, while also understanding how historical practices have shaped where we are today.

For more information about the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance, please call (860) 685-3283, or visit www.wesleyan.edu/icpp

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