OPEN CALL: Montreal - Foundry Darling

The Darling Foundry, a center for visual arts in Montreal, in partnership with FUTURA, center for contemporary art in Prague, launches a pilot program aiming to engage a dialogue between Canadian and Czech artistic scenes, and to foster mobility between Montreal and Prague. A call for applications is open for curators in visual arts who wish to do a 1-month research and prospection residency, in Prague for Canadians, and in Montreal for Czechs. The participants in this exchange are offered a unique opportunity to extend their knowledge of exceptionally dynamic art scenes, to promote artists from their country in return, and to further develop their professional network.

The residency takes place in October 2019, in the context of the bustling fall cultural season, in Prague and in Montreal. Residents are provided with a personalized program of support and networking in order to make the most of their time in residency.



1 curator operating on a longer term on the Czech art scene with good knowledge of English



October 1 2019 - October 31 2019



Darling Foundry will provide:

  • A studio-room at the Darling Foundry, from October 1 to 31, 2019
  • Access to communal spaces (kitchen, shower and bathrooms, laundry, living-room)
  • A weekly perdiem of $400 CAD
  • A personalized support, promotion and networking program
  • High speed wireless internet connection


FUTURA will provide:

  • Roundtrip airfare between Prague and Canada up to $1,000 CAD (cca 17. 000 kc)


Where to apply?

please send portfolio, a current CV and a brief statement describing  your curatorial practice to


Deadline: May 21th 2019



Thank you: The Montreal-Prague 2019 Pilot Exchange is made possible thanks to the generous support of Tom and Dana Velan.