Careers in the Visual Arts: Film and Events Programming

24 Apr 2015

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11:00 – 18:00

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Whitechapel Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Bus: 25, 205, 254
  • Aldgate East / Aldgate
  • Liverpool Street
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From curating film programmes to organising festivals, producing films and developing residencies, this day explores the varied role of the institutional and freelance programmer, specialising in artist film and new media.


Curators Gareth Evans and Karen Alexander explore a range of areas including:

• Initial research approaches
• How to develop networks and partners
• How to curate events – both within institutions and off-site
• Critical writing
• Film production

Gareth Evans is a writer, curator, presenter and Film Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery. He programmes PLACE, the annual cross-platform festival at Aldeburgh Music in Suffolk and has curated numerous film and event seasons such as ‘Romany’ and ‘JG Ballard’, ‘John Berger: Here Is Where We Meet’ and ‘All Power to the Imagination! 1968 and Its Legacies’.

Karen Alexander is former senior tutor in the Royal College of Art’s Curating Contemporary Art department. She has worked as a freelance curator and consultant on film exhibition and distribution and has contributed to several books including Women and Film: Sight & Sound Reader (1999), and If Looks Could Kill (2008) amongst others.

The Art Fund is supporting the series by offering a number of fully funded places per course for curators and museum and gallery professionals.

For any queries or for more information on the course, please contact

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