The Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship FAQs

How can I make a donation? 

Donations can be made by credit card by purchasing a limited-edition Idris Khan face mask or a John Akomfrah artist edition. 

How much will go towards the Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship? 

If you purchase a limited-edition Idris Khan face mask 100% of sales proceeds (less shipping costs and taxes)  will go to the Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship.

If you purchase a John Akomfrah artist edition 60% of sales proceeds (less shipping costs and taxes) will go the Fellowship. 

All proceeds from sales of the face masks and 60% of the proceeds from sales of the editions (excluding shipping and taxes) made up to a total of £45,000 will be donated to Chisenhale Gallery Limited, a registered charity (number 1026175). The following £42,500 will be donated to BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, a registered charity (number 1076251). Any proceeds and donations collected thereafter will go towards the Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship.

How does my purchase make a difference? 

The Fellowship will create opportunities for individuals traditionally excluded from the curatorial field in the arts. 

Your donation will help place the chosen curatorial fellow into a partner gallery, five days per week for a period of 12 - 18 months, during which they will gain significant experience across a range of different areas, including: programme planning and research, installation / de-installation of exhibitions, communications, audience development, fundraising and event management. The inaugural 2020 Fellowship will be realised in partnership Chisenhale Gallery and the second Fellowship with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, who both have a well-established track record of providing high-quality training and professional development to emerging curators. 

Your purchase will help address racial disparities in the UK visual arts sector and provides structured mentoring for young people looking to develop a career in curating, through 12-18 months paid placements within prestigious UK-based arts organisation. 

How is the Curatorial Fellow chosen? 

The recruitment process for each curatorial fellow will be implemented with thoroughness and transparency. Shortlisting will occur with name-blind recruitment in place. The partner gallery will invite applicants to share a personal written reflection on challenges they may have encountered or have had to overcome, along with change they wish to see implemented in the UK visual arts sector. These insights will form the basis of the decision made by the partner gallery and allow an understanding of each candidate’s professional journey and ambitions, beyond their standard curatorial competencies.  

How are Frieze and Deutsche Bank supporting the Fellowship? 

Frieze and Deutsche Bank wish to support the annual fellowship and cover the fellow’s salary, travel, research and professional development. The Fellowship will be supported by 100% of sales proceeds (less shipping costs and taxes) from protective face masks, designed by celebrated British artist Idris Khanas well as 60% of sales proceeds (less shipping costs and taxes) from a limited edition, created by British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah. Frieze and Deutsche Bank have funded the costs of producing the face masks.  

Why is Deutsche Bank supporting this cause? 

Deutsche Bank is committed to building social cohesion and supporting marginalised communities. Deutsche Bank are supporting the Fellowship to help improve social mobility within the art world, increasing access for passionate Black and POC curators to gain the experience necessary to secure employment within the sector. 

Gift Aid and Tax 

Unfortunately, we cannot offer Gift Aid to our UK donations at this time.  

If you are purchasing a face mask or artist edition to be delivered within the UK VAT is chargeable. If you are purchasing a face mask or artist edition outside the EU, zero rated VAT will apply. For deliveries of the face mask or artist edition within EU, EU VAT registered businesses will have zero rated VAT (subject to obtaining relevant documentation, e.g. valid EU VAT number). For private individuals if the sales in the recipients country are less than “distance sales” threshold UK VAT applies.  

Artist Edition Shipping 

If your delivery address is not within the United Kingdom, you may be subject to import duties, taxes and delivery service charges, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Any such additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you. You should note that customs policies vary widely from country to country; Frieze Publishing Limited refers each customer to contact their local customs office for further information. Please be aware that cross-border shipments are subject to opening and inspection by customs authorities.

Purchase rates in $ and Euro  

All credit cards will be debited in Pounds Sterling by your bank or building society on behalf of Frieze Publishing Limited, at the rate of exchange given on at the time of processing. Your bank or building society may apply a different exchange rate to that applied by Frieze Publishing Limited, to convert the Pounds Sterling into your local currency and / or charge an additional fee for the transaction. 

Can my purchase be refunded? 

For hygiene reasons we cannot offer returns or refunds on face masks if the original seal has been removed. Please contact if you are requesting a refund.