The Application Period for CPR 2017: THE BALTIC SEA is now closed.
Please check after April 17, 2017 for the final list of curators-in-residence.



Four capitals connected by salt deprived cold seas. On the one hand a geographic region that could be described as a corner of Europe, and on the other hand a history of political and cultural extremes. Today, wealthy, less remote and with more crossbred cultures, Scandinavian and Baltic countries are in no way exempt from the global changes and conflicts of our time. Can one speak of a people who romanticize nature and believe in governmental politics while also addressing the contradictions beneath the polished surface of the welfare state? Curatorial residents will be equipped with unique knowledge about this scarcely populated region where one can gaze far into the distance and where the sun has a protean relation to the skyline. With CPR 2017: The Baltic Sea we will also introduce critical artistic approaches in a region with a plethora of artistic practices and influential art centers. We will see how the possibilities to produce art are linked to the political system and participants will become acquainted with the impact of cultural policies on artists, institutions and other artistic agents including governmental bodies, independent curators and self-organized initiatives.


Independent curators and those with institutional affiliations may apply. Applications from established and emerging curators (2+ years of professional experience) will be considered. A jury including Carmen Ferreyra, CPR Director and Founder; Karin Laansoo, Director, Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center and Director Outset Estonia; Susanne Ewerlöf Director, Curator and Founder Verkstad Konsthall, Sweden; and Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Independent Curator and Founding Director Curatorial Residency in Stockholm (CRIS), will select the participants.

To be considered a candidate for our Core Programs, applicants must submit a full application that includes the following:
• A completed application form (2 pages).
• A statement of up to 400 words. This statement should address your knowledge of the area to be visited as well as your expectations about how the Program will expand your existing body of work and/or enhance your professional development.
• A Curriculum Vitae (abridged to no more than 2 pages).
• US$ 50 application fee. Please, note that no application will be considered until the application fee is paid.


1. Each curator-in-residence is expected to read, prior to travel, the complete reading list provided by local hosts, and attend to the complete itinerary for the duration of the Program.
2. On completion of travel, curators are asked to submit an analysis report including a written statement of about 500 words and photo documentation (10 photos). This material will be used to contribute towards the catalogue, as well as the online journal resource on CPR’s website.
3. Twelve weeks after the end of the Program, each curator is asked to submit a proposal for an exhibit in his or her city of origin. See award details here.