16.09 — 30.09.2023

Open Call: Curating Lab at Ultima 2022

Ultima (NO)

Are you interested in music or curious about experimental approaches across all genres? Ultima Festival is looking for people to take part in the Curating Lab: a course for people aged between 20–35 where you can learn how to create great experiences and events involving music and sound art.

Deadline for application: June 12

Curating Lab Ultima
©Sigurd Ytre-Arne

The Curating Lab will provide a thorough introduction to the curatorial process, from ideas and concept development to communication, practical implementation, inclusivity and social responsibility. You will meet and learn from experienced curators and mentors. Participants will also be involved in projects relating to the curation of Ultima 2023.

The Curating Lab consists of meet-ups which will take place in afternoons/evenings in Oslo in autumn 2022 and spring 2023, run by Ultima Festival. The Lab will last for one year, beginning in September 2022 and ending after the festival in September 2023. The first meeting is on Tuesday 13 September from 16-20. The remaining Lab dates will be confirmed in consultation with participants.

What we want from you:

  • You have some experience working in the arts and culture, e.g. as promoter, curator, artist, musician, composer or songwriter.
  • You are aged between 20 and 35
  • You live in Norway

Ultima aims to encourage social diversity – both in terms of audiences and the people working behind the scenes. We encourage applications from people of different ages, gender, sexual orientation, religion and ethnic backgrounds. The purpose of the Curating Lab is to introduce new voices and different artistic styles into the curation of projects within the field of experimental music. With this in mind, we want to put together a group in which different experiences, artistic fields and genres are represented.

As a participant in Curating Lab, you will receive:

  • Free admission to the Lab
  • Solid knowledge and experience of curating and developing artistic and cultural events.
  • A place on Ultima’s delegate programme – the festival’s guest programme for Norwegian and international curators, artistic directors and press
  • New contacts and an expanded network in the world of sound art and contemporary music
  • Exciting musical and artistic experiences and tickets to concerts and performances at Ultima Festival
  • A certificate

Want to apply? Click here.

Curating Lab Ultima
© Signe Fuglesteg Luksengard

Take a look at the Curating Lab hosted by SN partner Musica Impulse Centre in 2021