Call for Applications: Gallerist Master Course 2016

Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC)


September 21 – October 2, 2016


Application Deadline: September 12, 2016


Tallinn, Estonia



This fall the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) is presenting the third edition of its Gallerist Master Course in Tallinn, Estonia, offering training for both practicing and emerging gallerists.


The course is designed to introduce students to the dynamics of the art world infrastructure. Classes will discuss the various segments of today’s global art market (Juliette Premmereur, Sotheby’s); artist representation and the day-to-day operations of a commercial gallery (Sol Pochat, HILO Gallery); art journalism and writing for social media (Andrew M. Goldstein, Artspace, Phaidon); as well as more recent developments in exhibition-making and curating (Fatos Üstek, independent curator, fig2).


This eight-day intensive course will accept MA students with a demonstrated interest and/or experience in contemporary art as well as practicing gallerists, arts and culture managers, and artists. The entire course will be conducted in English.



September 21 – 22

Sol Pochat

Case Study of HILO Galeria


Established in 2015, HILO Galeria is an emerging gallery in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a special focus on site- and context-specific artistic and curatorial practices. The seminar will take the form of a case study on how to develop a sustainable gallery model for representing emerging artists.


September 23 – 24

Juliette Premmereur

Introduction to the International Art Market


The art market, like most major business sectors in the 21st century, operates in a global environment and is complex, dynamic, and often seemingly irrational. This seminar will give students an understanding of the various segments of today’s ever-evolving international art market.


September 29 – 30

Fatos Üstek

Introduction to Contemporary Curatorial Practices


The seminar will address curatorial positions and the significant role they play in today’s arts ecology. Visiting a plethora of voices that are shaping the practice of contemporary curating, it will concentrate on different modalities and sensitivities that a curator employs in order to engage with art, and, more significantly, to make art public.


October 1 – 2

Andrew Goldstein

How to Write About Art (and Actually Get People to Read It)


Beginning with the polemicists and publications of the postwar era and going through the rise of the October magazine style to today’s proliferation of TMZ-like art sites, the seminar will take the form of a discussion on how art writing has dramatically changed over the past 70-odd years.



Location: Estonian Academy of Arts, Institute of Art History


Tuition: Full program €500 / Single module €125

Participants will be responsible for their round-trip transport to and from Tallinn, accommodation, and living expenses during their stay.



The application form for Gallerist Master Course 2016 can be downloaded here. The deadline for applications is September 12, 2016.



Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center


The Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) is a nonprofit foundation focused both on fostering international exposure for artists from Estonia and on developing the contemporary art scene in Estonia.  Functioning as an umbrella organization for Estonian partner institutions, the center is creating strategic international partnerships in the field of contemporary art.  ECADC is supported by Enterprise Estonia from the European Regional Development Fund and its team members are based in New York and Tallinn, Estonia.





The Gallerist Master Course has been made possible with generous help from Enterprise Estonia through grants endowed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and the Ministry of Culture, Estonia.













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