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A Transformative Support For The Arts 

The Art Outreach Summit is an annual visual arts workshop for artists and curators. Selected based on merit, participants will gain exclusive access to impactful presentations and critical portfolio reviews, guided by experts from renowned global art institutions.

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Art Outreach Summit engagement session. January 2024.

Eligibility

You are committed to elevating your professional competency and impact.

Your portfolio demonstrates a sustained engagement with the art ecosystem.

You are based in Asia.

Key Dates

21 June 2024

Call for applications open

12 August 2024

Call for applications close

October 2024

Successful applicants will be notified

20–21 January 2025

Art Outreach Summit

Open Call

Please fill in the form to receive the application form and guidelines via email.

Summit Faculty 

Our dedicated faculty who will be providing guidance and support to ensure your artistic growth

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Alessio Antoniolli

Director, Triangle Network London

Alessio Antoniolli oversees exhibitions, international residencies, and participatory events. Simultaneously, he leads Triangle Network, fostering global collaborations and knowledge sharing among visual art organizations. Stepping down from Gasworks in March 2024, he will persist as Triangle's Director, enhancing collaborative opportunities. Mr. Antoniolli, a Fondazione Memmo curator, will maintain consulting roles. Renowned for lectures and jury positions, he notably contributed to the Turner Prize in 2019. 

Dr. Zoe Butt 

Director, In-Tangible Institute 

Lead Advisor, Kadist Art Foundation 

A curator and writer, Dr. Zoe Butt cultivates critical and historically aware artistic communities, fostering cross-cultural dialogue in globalising southern regions. Founder of the 'in-tangible institute' in 2022, she aims to establish a responsive curatorial talent ecology in Southeast Asia. With a global exhibition, publishing, and public-speaking background, Dr. Butt holds a PhD from the University of Westminster and currently serves as Lead Advisor (Southeast Asia and Oceania) at Kadist Art Foundation. Past roles include Artistic Director at Factory Contemporary Arts Centre (2017-2021) and Executive Director at Sàn Art (2009–2016). Living across Chiang Mai, Ho Chi Minh City, and Sydney, she engages in influential international initiatives and publications. 

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Patricia Chen 

Independent Art Writer & Filmmaker  

A film producer and independent art writer, Patricia Chen has devoted the past decade to cinematic explorations of influential figures in the art world, focusing on art collectors such as Dr. Uli Sigg and Dr. Oei Hong Djien. Her documentary films, including Uli Sigg: China’s Art Missionary and The 24-Hour Art Practice, have garnered international acclaim with screenings at prestigious venues like Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Hague. Ms. Chen, also an accomplished writer, has contributed to prominent publications and authored Collecting Chinese Contemporary Art: Uli Sigg in Conversation with Patricia Chen (2014). Her involvement in the Southeast Asian art scene spans various roles since the nineties, ranging from Founding General Manager to researcher, journalist, filmmaker, and art consultant. 

Honor Harger 

Vice President, ArtScience Museum and Vice President, Attractions, Marina Bay Sands

Honor Harger has led groundbreaking exhibitions exploring the intersections of art, science, and technology. With over 15 years of experience, this New Zealand curator's work delves into diverse scientific realms, from big data and particle physics to marine biology and space exploration. Formerly Artistic Director of Lighthouse in Brighton, she curated international events like Transmediale in Berlin and the AV Festival in the UK. Ms. Harger, the first webcasting curator for Tate Modern, has lectured globally, including at TED and LIFT conferences, the European Space Agency, Centre Pompidou, California Institute of the Arts, and the American Film Institute. 

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Dr. Sook-Kyung Lee  

Director, The Whitworth, Manchester; Curator, Japan Pavilion, 60th Venice Biennale 2024 

Dr. Sook-Kyung Lee recently held the role of Artistic Director for the 14th Gwangju Biennale in 2023. Themed soft and weak like water, the biennale explored resistance, indigeneity, decoloniality, and ecology. Previously Senior Curator, International Art at Tate Modern, Dr. Lee curated significant exhibitions, including Nam June Paik's, which toured internationally. She led the Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational initiative, shaping its vision and programming. As Commissioner and Curator, she represented Korea at the 56th Venice Biennale, and currently, she is the curator for the Japan Pavilion at the upcoming 60th Venice Biennale, featuring artist Yuko Mohri in 2024. 

Dr. Adele Tan  

Senior Curator, National Gallery Singapore 

A PhD holder from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, Dr. Adele Tan serves as the Senior Curator at National Gallery Singapore. Specialising in modern and contemporary art in Southeast Asia and China, she also lectures in Art History at the National University of Singapore. Notable among her recent curatorial projects are Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia, 1960s to 1990s, a monographic exhibition on Lin Hsin Hsin, and commissions with artists like Charles Lim Yi Yong and Shilpa Gupta. Currently working on a retrospective exhibition for Kim Lim in 2024, Dr. Tan is also leading the curatorial overhaul of the DBS Singapore Gallery, set to launch in 2025. 

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Dr. Zoé Whitley 

Director, Chisenhale Gallery 

An American art historian and curator, Dr. Zoé Whitley has been serving as director of Chisenhale Gallery since 2020 and her research focuses on contemporary artists and art practices from Africa and the African diaspora. Based in London, she has previously held curatorial roles at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate galleries, and the Hayward Gallery. At the Tate galleries, Dr. Whitley co-curated the 2017 exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power which ARTnews hailed as one of the most significant art exhibitions of the 2010s. Soon after, she was selected to organise the British pavilion for the 2019 Venice Biennale. 

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