Project Curator (Going Public)

Going Public launched in 2015 with four internationally prominent art collectors (Nicolas Cattelain, Dominique & Sylvain Levy, Egidio & Daniel Marzona and Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo) displaying works from their collections across five venues in Sheffield as well as a major summit with politicians, policy makers, funders, museum directors and private collectors. Going Publicaimed to highlight the issues and context for the relationship between philanthropy and regional art collections in the twenty-first century and move the discussion forward to achieve more effective relationships. The project attracted great interest and continued in 2016 with collector Valeria Napoleone. Going Publiccontinues to develop with the aspiration of strengthening relationships between regional civic collections and private collectors.  The project seeks to reposition Sheffield as an important centre for excellent art and current debate and as a vibrant, innovative place to live, work, study and invest.

This role has been created to support Going Public through researching and sharing the stories behind the works in Sheffield’s visual art collection that demonstrate acts of philanthropy – big and small.  The successful candidate will work directly with individuals, communities and organisations in the city and beyond to increase and share knowledge about the role philanthropy has in regional civic art collections.  They will be a passionate advocate for interpretation and audience access and will plan and deliver excellent exhibitions as part of the project.

This post is funded by the John Ellerman Foundation.

The closing date for applications is 29thMay 2017

Interviews will take place on 21st June 2017

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Contact Name

Sue Wheeler

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Start Date

12th May 2017

Closing Date

29th May 2017