The Curatorial Programme is the training program for talented international curators at De Appel. For the period 2024-2026, the institute selects one or two curatorial collectives to immerse themselves in the Amsterdam art scene, conduct research in collaboration with tutors and experts, and develop exhibitions and a public programme for De Appel.

From 2024 onwards, the Curatorial Programme is focused on the collective curatorial practice. In doing so, De Appel builds upon the concept of ‘Lumbung’ introduced by ruangrupa during documenta 15 in the Western art sector. Lumbung refers to an Indonesian communal rice barn, symbolising the principles of collectivity, sharing and fair distribution of (financial) resources.

Pictured: The Curatorial Programme 2022, Super Feelings Episode 2. Photo Sander van Wettum.