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Apply for Accentuate’s 18-month Curating for Change Curatorial Fellowships

Application Deadline: Monday 10th January 2022,10 am

Do you love museums and have a passion to research collections, and to cocreate and share
stories that are often overlooked or not represented? Do you want to be part of a new cohort of D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent Curators who will drive positive change within museums across England?
Curating for Change is an exciting new initiative funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, providing work placements over 18 months for Curatorial Fellows within our host museums. We are looking for four Fellows who will develop skills relating to museum curation in its broadest. sense through ‘on the job’ activities such as collections management, undertaking their own research, developing audiences in partnership with local communities, and working towards a final exhibition or series of public events. We’ll provide support every step of the way through a bespoke professional development programme, access support and mentoring.
We will challenge the invisibility of D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people in our museums, and show the vibrancy that they can bring. Now is the time for change; Fellows will lead the process of looking at history through a new lens, using a lived experience of disability to explore and share disability history stories. Although disability history will be foregrounded, Fellows will be free to approach this from any angle, using their lived experience to bring nuance and new perspectives to previously hidden histories. Fellows could, for example, explore broader themes relating to their host museum, such as war or women’s rights, but put it in the context of a disabled person’s experience.


We know that your career path might not have followed the traditional route; we don’t require any specific qualifications, and will instead be looking to see if you have transferable skills appropriate for the role. There are also no age restrictions. There will be opportunities for you to gain qualifications whilst on placement if you wish.

Application Procedure

You can apply in the following ways:
• Create a film or speech recording:
o These should have a maximum length of 7 minutes.
o They can be recorded on mobile phones or Zoom – we’re more interested in the
content than the quality of the recording.
o If recording film on a mobile phone, please shoot in landscape mode.
o The film or audio recording should be sent via WeTransfer to the email below.
• Submit a written application of no more than 1000 words.
• Create a visual collage as a PDF or JPEG – this could include, for example,
photographs, illustrations or text. Please use no more than 100 words per collage. We
would like to see one collage per question.

Applicants are required to send their application by email to Jane Sparkes, Curating for Change Project Manager, at

Official Website: Apply for Accentuate’s 18-month Curating for Change Curatorial Fellowships



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