The Curators Academy is concerned with the curation of performance but intends to move beyond the skills of curation, unlike conventional training programmes in European universities.
Its emphasis is on developing a context when there is little or none, for ‘growing’ performance which engages and interrogates the politics of the local, the site. The first recognition of the Academy is that very often, curators need to cultivate a scene of processes between their public intellectuals, artists, audiences and civil society, to construct a scene and its own specifics.
The Academy is concerned with bringing aspiring curators together in South East Asia. These will primarily be independent artists and producers with strong networks. It is the Academy’s belief that programmers buy, artists make and curators nurture porous contexts, conversations, continuities through interrogating archives, legacies and bridging potentialities.