Open Call: three new team members in 2018

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Open Call: three new team members in 2018,

Open call

Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons is an institution for art and the commons based in Utrecht, the Netherlands and operating internationally. Casco supports, develops, and presents artistic research and experiments that engage with the commons. By working for the commons, we are working towards Casco becoming an institution not only about the commons but also of the commons, whereby our modus operandi and ethics of working together are consciously practiced and continuously self-examined.

Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons has renamed itself again after more than twenty-five years. In that time it was first “Casco or Casco Projects” (1990–2003) and subsequently “Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory” (2003–2017). Casco is run by a self-organizing team of committed members from diverse backgrounds and is sustained by an evolving ecosystem of financial, emotional and intellectual supports.

Open Call

Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons is looking for three new team members to fulfill the following functions and positions:

1. Head of Diverse Economies

2. Coordinator of Curatorial Logistics

3. Curator of Language & Dissemination

Detailed descriptions for each follow on their respective pages.

The Casco team is a flexible group of around seven members who collaborate closely and practice a set of work ethics that involve intersectionality; openness and playfulness; feminism and decolonization; and care and accessibility as informed by disability justice and study. The team is invested in the “institutional” in that they ensure the institution can function for the work, values and practices it supports.

The three new members will join the present team, made up of a director, deputy director, curator, and two project-based coordinators. Hierarchy in terms of experience and knowledge is respected but no authority is automatically or permanently assigned to anyone within the collective. As such, functions, positions, and objectives remain open to adjustment according to the passions and abilities of individual members, and the dynamics of collaboration and institutional development. Interdependence among us is highly valued as it fosters conditions in which we may grow together. Once formed, the new team will give itself the task of bringing the first phase of Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons to maturity in whatever ways it collectively deems suitable. The main working languages are Dutch and English.

Please send your application (a letter of motivation and max. one page of self-presentation) to Marianna Takou ( by Monday, 5 February 2018. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified by Monday, 12 February 2018. Interviews will take place in the third week of February. The newly recruited team members will officially start their positions at Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons from early March.