Outset Professionals

‘Louise Shelley, Cubitt Curatorial Fellowship’, 2018–2019

Supported by Outset since 2010, the Cubitt Curatorial Fellowship is a unique opportunity for research and curatorial experimentation in the field of visual arts, based on an 18-month residency, the only such scheme in the UK and one of very few in the world. This includes initial 3-month research and fundraising period, followed by 15 months of programming. It gives emerging curators the opportunity to curate one of the UK’s most established artist-run spaces.

Louise Shelley has been appointed as the Curatorial Fellow for 2018-19, joining Cubitt from The Showroom, where she had been running the Communal Knowledge programme since 2010. Her programme launches on the 25th Oct 2018 with works from Clemence Seilles, Adelita Husni-Bey and Serena Lee.

The Fellowship is an ambitious platform that welcomes experimentation, critical discourse and comment while offering full creative independence. Since its inception in 2000, it has pioneered an individual, new model and developed into a major platform for curatorial development. This Fellowship has launched the careers for some of the most significant curators across the UK and the rest of Europe, many of whom now direct some of the most compelling exhibition spaces internationally.

Outset’s ongoing support for Cubitt’s Curatorial Fellowship has enabled the gallery to maintain its commitment to supporting and facilitating contemporary art at its most exciting, challenging and innovative best.

Morgan Quaintance, Curator