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The Programme for Cultural & Curatorial Practitioners (PCCP) is a bursary scheme for cultural operators and activists to attend the Arts & Patronage Summit. PCCP has been established as a philanthropic agent, in an of itself, and as an extension of the summit’s core ethos. Rather than bringing cultural and curatorial practitioners to the host city exclusively for the two-day summit, PCCP funds:
10 week-long visits during the week of the summit to initiate new relationships that might grow into international partnerships. A programme enables opportunities for engagement with colleagues and institutions in the summit's host city.
4 month-long residencies during the month of the summit to enable longer and in-depth opportunities for critical research, engagement and professional development. A bespoke, independent study programme developed with the support of leading institutions in the host city with outcomes specific to each participant.
For the 2012 edition of the Art & Patronage Summit, ten participants undertaking pioneering work in relation to the Middle East – the geographical focus of the summit – were nominated by members of the Art & Patronage curatorial committee. In turn, this group nominated individuals for month-long residencies. The curatorial committee narrowed these nominations down to four.
The ten participants were selected based several factors including:
Proven experience in supporting or developing pioneering ideas, from literary initiatives to alternative models of arts education, that has been recognized on an international level through partnerships.
Their ability to influence and activate a cultural agenda from a grassroots or regional perspective.
Their ability to advocate on behalf of arts and culture at large.
Travel bursaries for the week-long visits cover local and international travel, per diems, and hotel accommodation for six nights. For the month-long residencies, the bursary includes local and international travel, per diems, and basic materials. Accommodation is provided at Delfina Foundation in London for the 2012 edition of the summit.
In 2012, PCCP is made possible through the generosity of the Maryam & Edward Eisler Foundation. It is organised and hosted by the Delfina Foundation in London.
Collaborating institutions the Whitechapel, Delfina Foundation, British Museum, Southbank Centre, Tate, V&A, Serpentine Gallery, Institute for Contemporary Arts, Gasworks, Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art.
For more information, please contact Delfina Foundation directly on firstname.lastname@example.org