New career for the curator
After the panel discussions and conclusions summarized in the document “Definition and functions of the independent curator in Spain and recommendations for practice”, which is already posted on the website of the IAC, a new working group is going to start debating on the issue of curatorship. Because of the cuts being suffered by the arts sector, the professional difficulties of freelance curators will be discussed during this second stage.
To do this, the relations between independent curators and cultural institutions will be reviewed and operational models will be designed that ensure future curatorial team building in the organization of such institutions, thus providing new job opportunities for the curatorial sector.
In view of the great changes taking place in today’s society, another current and crucial topic of reflection would be the study of new exhibition formats and new funding systems much more in line with initiatives that are beginning to work in other areas, such as the new media (audio, video, etc.) music or theater.