Curatorial Studies

Young Curators Programme

Open Call

About YCP

The Young Curators Programme (YCP) is designed for emerging Belgium-based curators. Beyond encouraging the interaction between Dutch and French-speaking professionals, the YCP aims to promote curatorial practice and investigation, offering exposure opportunities for young professionals in the frame of the Venice Biennale, a major and prestigious international art event. The eight participants selected for the YCP's 2023/2024 edition will partake in bilingual duos for one of the four one-month-long terms offered during the 60th Venice Biennale. They will actively participate in the preparation and the life of the "Petticoat Government" (Denicolai & Provoost Antoinette Jattiot Nord * Spec uloos), a multidisciplinary project at the crossroads of art, architecture, design and curation, commissioned to represent Belgium in the national pavilion in the Biennale's Giardini.

How to apply

Download the full open call here: ycp-2024-open-call.pdf

Submit your application in a single PDF no later than 10 October 2023.

  • Your application must include:
  • CV (max. two pages)
  • Motivation letter in English with your views on curating and mediation and the work of Denicolai & Provoost. (max. one page)
  • Indication of your availability and session of preference (check key dates for term options)
  • Copy of your ID
  • For non-Belgian nationals, a certificate from the commune/gemeente stating that you have lived in Brussels, Wallonia or Flanders for at least two years.

Email your applications to with the subject line “YCP 2024 Application + your name"

For more information about the "Petticoat Government" (Denicolai & Provoost Antoinette Jattiot Nord * Spec uloos):

If you have questions about the programme and application procedure, send an email to Laila Melchior at

The Young Curators Programme is an initiative of Curatorial Studies, KASK & Conservatorium, Master en Pratiques de l'Exposition (CARE), ARBA-ESA, Direction des Arts plastiques contemporains de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Vlaamse Overheid and Bureau International de la Jeunesse (BIJ).