About the Ship

The Curator Ship is a collection of useful articles and materials on contemporary photography and visual arts. It is a personal and subjective choice of the editors. As the project is open for collaboration to everyone, we encourage you to contribute information that you find useful!

Navigation and star maps: Have a look at the menu to the left: The posts are ordered by deadlines (open and closed), by languages, and also by categories.

Your feedback is important to me: If you have any ideas to make the Ship bigger, faster, slimmer, shinier or just more fun, please tell me how.

The idea for the Curator Ship was born in 2008, but it was not much more than a funny Logo for a while. The current haul was built and launched in August of 2010.In the beginning, it had only a few visitors a day. This has changed quite a bit. So, have a walk on the deck and open each and every door, hatch, or bull’s eye.


The Crew:


Captain (and cleaning lady): Moritz Neumüller (moritzbarcelona/at/gmail.com)


Mates: Javier Fernández, Jessica López

Ilustraciones: Lara Á. Bosch

Retired Mates (who have left us in order to live on tropical islands, until they decide to join us again onboard, where they are always welcome): Claudi Nir, Arcangela Regis, Eufália Cristina Paz de Almeida, Cristina Gomis, Alba Bru, Rita Gutiérrez, Carlos García, Katharina Hauswaldt.

There are still some jobs in the galley and the machine room available, so do not hesitate to let us know if you are interested in the experience. Ex-Pirates welcome.

Please contact us to get your Call published, or leave a comment here, for internal affairs and signing on.

25 thoughts on “About the Ship”

  1. MORITZ I love THE CONCEPT IS SO CLEAN and its has such of good content …my friends from The Lunch Box Gallery Miami told me about the blog -AMAZING- I am the founder of an art magazine IRREVERSIBLE and art projects (www.irreversiblemagazine.com) I would love for us to partner and exchange info and links to our sites, blogs and everything we could think of…I taget the world and we do huge cultural exchanges…please visit http://www.giantsinthecity.com

    I am sending out a CALL FOR ARTISTS for our COVER DEC 2012 Limited Edition
    how can I post this info?

    thank you and what an excellent idea…congrats FROM Miami!

    1. Thank you for the flowers!!

      Just send me the information to moritzbarcelona(at)gmail and we will post it … if it’s worth it 😉
      Seriously: Please provide the information (and the proposal for collaboration) and we will evaluate it, and then get back to you. And, again, thank you for your kind words! Moritz

  2. Hi, Moritz. Thanks for an informative and useful blog…:)

    I am Co-Director of Goddard College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program, which was the first low-residency program of its kind when established in the mid-90s. Our program and its activities appeal to anyone interested in interdisciplinary arts praxis and/or education, whether visual, performative or otherwise. Could we somehow get the occasional notice on application deadlines or events posted on your blog? Would be much appreciated.



  3. I’d like tobe considered for a galley position. I think I can cook up some pretty interesting dishes.
    Congratulations and good luck.

    1. Welcome aboard, Rosalind. I cleaned up the galley, as much as I could. Still a lot of empty bottles in the recycling bin (left behind by my cousin, Captain Morgan, the other night) and some dirty dishes in the sink, but a lot better than it used to be. So, when shall we start?

  4. Portraits by Blank Wall Gallery

    Calling for submissions
    Deadline: Thursday June 18, 2015
    Everybody has photographed a beloved person at a moment or another. Photographs that depict what we see in the other person. Our personal projection of feelings and thoughts on the other. Photographs which are full of unspoken emotions.
    These portraits of family people, relatives or even unknown people, taken in the street, can take part in the contest “Portraits”.
    Choices Announced: Saturday June 20, 2015
    Exhibition: Sunday July 5 – Thursday July 23, 2015
    20 photographs will be selected for an exhibition that will take place at “Blank Wall Gallery” space.

    All photographers, amateurs and professionals who are over 18, are eligible to participate to the contest.

    Entry Fee: From €7

    The Artists declare that they are the owners of the Works that will be exhibited and they have their copyrights.

    Any photograph used by Blank Wall Gallery will have a photographer’s credit.

    The royalties of the Works are not bestowed to Blank Wall Gallery at any time. The copyright of the Works remains in the creators and in them alone.

    The copyright of the Works during and after the exhibition remains with the Artist.

    Contest link:http://www.blankwallgallery.com/calls-for-entry/

  5. Hello Everyone,

    I would like to share this great opportunity with your community. As a part of Residency Unlimited annual benefit we organize a raffle that awards the winning artist with a fully funded 5 week residency in Croatia. The ticket cost is $25 for one and $20 for more then two tickets. Last year we send an artist to Taipei, every year is a different location.. All the proceeds are used to cover residency costs. You can read more on this link and also purchase the ticket(s) if interested!


    Thanks and all the best,
    RU Team

  6. Dear Moritz,

    I am representative of International Festival Odesa Photo Days which is happening every April in Odesa, Ukraine.

    Here is our web: http://www.thephotodays.org and video report from last edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3KwGNnhHGQ .

    Odesa Photo Days is quite young, but still the only one international photography festival in Ukraine and just begins to gain popularity in the international arena. It was founded in 2015 and arose as a reflection of the war in eastern Ukraine, political events and social media manipulation.

    Three years in a row our festival tried to create educational platform for the international photographers, that to share knowledge, opportunities, ideas and spread the information about ukrainian photography. This year we also would like to see hidden stories from different continents, that’s why we announce Open Call for the main exhibition of the Festival, with theme “Off Limits”.

    Here is the link: http://thephotodays.org/en/open-call-2018-2/

    We would be very grateful if you help us to spread this information to the international photography community and made an announce on your site about our Open Call 2018 so more artists could use the chance to show their works and became part of the Festival Odesa Photo Days.

    Please, if you have any questions – contact us.

    In attachment is the web banner if needed.

    Looking forward and hope for the collaboration!

    Best, Svitlana

  7. Dear Moritz, I would be delighted if you could share this call for a photography commission working with and for the people of Sunderland, North East England. Many thanks, Amanda Ritson

    Dark Skies Blue Skies Commission – Call for Proposals for Sunderland, UK

    Deadline for proposals: Monday 26 March, 5pm.

    The Cultural Spring and NEPN (Sunderland, UK) invite proposals from a lead artist, collective or arts organisation for an innovative participatory photography project with and for the people of Sunderland.
    The commission is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

    The project will see high-quality photographic artists working with community members to imagine and give creative form to future-facing aspirations through publicly sited artworks and/or publications. The project aims to create confident cultural activists who recognise their own creative potential.

    The project is inspired by the creative and scientific desire to explore the world and understand our place in it, and by the wish to imaginatively explore the future. We are particularly keen to receive innovative proposals that fuse currents of creativity shared by science, technology and photography. Proposals could incorporate a journey through early traditional photographic process as a means to record and imagine the world (photo-grams, cyanotypes, stereo-grams) as well as contemporary photographic technologies such as mobile phones with which we share and communicate our lived experiences.

    This commission will be developed through community consultation, using a collaborative methodology and shared sense of ownership of the project. We will commission an artist(s) for whom social engagement is integral to their approach.

    Project outcomes should be:

    Innovative and ambitious in scope
    of the highest artistic quality
    Relevant, diverse and inclusive for the communities of Sunderland
    Additionally, they should:

    Raise aspiration and represent the experiences and future hopes of Sunderland residents
    Increase the profile of culture, specifically photography, locally, nationally and internationally.
    Commission Details

    May 2018 – November 2018 (7 months), with the final public event/s in November 2018

    Commission Fee: The Lead Artist/Organisation fee for this commission is up to £25,000 (expected to be at least 70 days, inclusive of VAT and all expenses (travel/accommodation)).

    More information: http://www.northeastphoto.net

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