Founded in 2011 by Sam Miller ’75 and Pamela Tatge ’84, MALS ’10, P ’16, The ICPP Program encourages students to enrich their understanding of intellectually rigorous and artist-centered curatorial models. The mix of instructors—artists, scholars, curators, cultural leaders, writers and theorists—is intended to spark new possibilities and connections both intellectually and professionally. Instructors provide theoretical and practical tools for students to deepen their research methodologies through reading, writing, viewings and discussions.

The ICPP program is firmly rooted in Wesleyan University's commitment to the liberal arts and embodied learning practices. Through a low-residency model, ICPP asks its students to not only engage with ideas but also to simultaneously put those ideas into practice in their professional lives, developing responsive curatorial practices that address the inter-disciplinary nature of performance work today.

ICPP has received leadership support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation through ICPP's partnership with Danspace Project. ICPP also acknowledges American Express, the New England Foundation for the Arts, The Surdna Foundation, and the Ford Foundation for their generous contributions.

Image above: Ralph Lemon (photo by Dan Merlo)
Image on welcome page: Eiko Otake performing during the ICPP July Intensive, 2017 (photo Brendan Plake)