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Sustainable Exhibition Management Short Course

Sustainable Exhibition Management Short Course

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Alice Bonnot


This course provides the tools to become a responsible practitioner of curation and to curate contemporary art exhibitions with environmental impact awareness. The focus of the course is to challenge the conditions in which contemporary art operates in regards to the environmental crisis.

Topics Covered

Every step of the exhibition making process:

  • Exhibition contextualisation and conceptualisation
  • Exhibition location and partnerships
  • Artist liaison
  • Production, budgeting, funding, insurance and contracts
  • Communication and promotion strategies
  • Installation and opening
  • Exhibition follow-up and evaluation

To confront today’s challenges around the ecological breakdown will be central to the discussion focus of the course. This will cover:

  • Introduction to the environmental crisis,
  • How to achieve the lowest carbon footprint,
  • How to raise environmental awareness among different audiences.

Who should take this course?

This course is for anyone who wants to pursue a career as a curator, exhibition manager, or other exhibition-related positions. Also appropriate for existing curators with the desire to research and develop a sustainable and ecologically sensitive curatorial practice.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the week students will be able to understand the environmental challenges associated with curation. They will be equipped with the knowledge of how to plan, organise and deliver ecologically sensitive exhibitions.

Entry requirements: None – but strong interest in curating, exhibiting art, and sustainability

Level: All Levels


Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Alice Bonnot is an independent curator and art consultant interested in the development of sustainable contemporary practices. She is the co-founding director of Picnic Gallery, London, and the founding director of the Zone d’Utopie Temporaire (Z.U.T.) residency programme. She has curated exhibitions and events in Paris, London, Athens and Lisbon. She holds an MA in Arts Management from Paris-Dauphine University and has previously worked as gallery manager, curator and exhibition manager.


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