How to curate an events programme: talks, performance and screenings

  • How To Curate Events, Friday 12 February

    Adventures of the Black Square; installation view at Whitechapel Gallery, 2015. Photo: Matthew Greer

Past Event

This event was on Friday 12 February 2016

Led by expert programme curators Gareth Evans and Antonia Blocker, this course explores the varied roles of the institutional and freelance programmer in creating platforms for curatorial discussion, producing and staging events and screenings. The day will focus on:

  • How to conceive, produce and stage talks and live events, film screenings, festivals and series
  • How to set the scene for performance and commissioning new work
  • How to work creatively across media both within institutions, site-specifically and off-site
  • How to establish and develop creative, funding and promotional networks and partners

The Art Fund supports this ‘How to: Inside the Gallery’ series by offering a number of fully funded places per course for curators and museum and gallery professionals. The deadline is 18 December 2015, to apply, head to the Art Fund Website.


10am – 5pm
Lunch and refreshments provided

Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans is a writer, curator, presenter and Film Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery. He programmes PLACE, the annual cross-platform festival at Aldeburgh Music in Suffolk and has curated numerous film and event seasons such as ‘Romany’ and ‘JG Ballard’, ‘John Berger: Here Is Where We Meet’ and ‘All Power to the Imagination! 1968 and Its Legacies’.

Antonia Blocker

Antonia Blocker is a curator predominantly concerned with how audiences engage with artistic practices beyond the exhibition format. She is currently Curator: Public Programmes at Whitechapel Gallery. Previous roles have included Associate Curator – Talks at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Assistant Curator at Serpentine Galleries