Trends in Curatorial Practice: The Value and Values of Performing Arts Curators

On Monday, October 29, 6:30-8pm at the ODC Theater Building (3153 17th Street) Wesleyan University’s Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance hosts an information session and panel discussion considering:

How can curators of performance learn from curatorial practices in the visual art field and what can visual art curators learn from performance based strategies? How can and should curatorial practice in performance provide context for the many different kinds of performance happening in the U.S. today?

Come hear about the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance and its professional certificate program at Wesleyan University where students consider the role and definition of a curator today through discussions with faculty and guest artists, written assignments, group projects and more.

David Milch, ICPP Program Coordinator, will speak about the program and moderate a discussion about trends in curatorial practice between current ICPP students and recent graduates of the program, including Sarah Curran, Programming Director at Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts, Christine Bolingbroke, Theater Director at ODC Theater, Megan Brian, Education and Public Programs Coordinator at SFMOMA, and Julie Potter, Community Engagement Program Assistant at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

6:30-7:00pm — mingle and enjoy light refreshments

7:00-8:00pm — brief info session; panel discussion; Q&A

For more information and to RSVP, please email with “SF” in the subject line.

Now in its third year, the ICPP will offer a 2013-2014 professional certificate program in Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Students will complete courses in artistic and curatorial practice, social and cultural context, and entrepreneurial strategies and create an independent project in consultation with an advisor. Through a close examination of the practical and theoretical concerns of the performing arts, graduates of the ICPP certificate program will deepen their knowledge of diverse curatorial practices, improve critical thinking and writing skills, and enhance their professional relationships. For more information, please visit or send an e-mail to

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