Open Call for Curator-in-Residence 2022-2023






Kunstraum is a community for artists by artists, aiming to redefine the way artists and curators collaborate. For the Curator-in-Residence 2022-23 we seek a self-starter with an innovative and ambitious mind who thrives from creative freedom, will assume a leadership role, and has an interest in working within an established artist-run gallery.  The CIR’s mission is to bring a unique curatorial vision to the program - designed to spotlight their curatorial practice within New York’s art world by facilitating engaging exhibitions and events.

The CIR is responsible for directing the gallery programming at Kunstraum for 10 months. During the residency, they will have the opportunity to present their position through two curated exhibitions - Kunstraum’s annual members’ show, followed by an independent exhibition of their own.   In addition, the CIR will lend their support to two guest curator projects with the help of Kunstraum’s team. Kunstraum will provide $5000 in exhibition funding for the CIR’s independent exhibition show.   The CIR is expected to tap pre-existing relationships to press, foundations, art fairs, curators, and collectors to provide additional support and resources to the independent show.  The Kunstaum annual members’ show will be at Kunstraum’s gallery space in Brooklyn.  It is hoped that the CIR’s independent show could be located at a venue in Manhattan, and that the CIR will devote energy and resources to locating a venue for the show.

Responsibilities of the CIR:  

Curate one independent exhibition and KR’s annual members’ show  

Supervise the production of 2 exhibitions by guest curators 

Organize one event per show as a walkthrough, interview, panel

Manage openings from set-up to curatorial tours and sales  

Facilitate studio visits and communal events

Participate in the jury process for Kunstraum’s open calls

With the support of Kunstraum’s team, work on newsletter, press, social media, installation/de-installation, member onboarding, community events, art sales, invite visiting arts professionals 


Experience in curating and producing exhibitions and public programs  

Knowledge of art history and contemporary art topics

Experience writing, and proofreading copy for art audiences 

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team  

Hands-on organizer, meet deadlines, oversee with foresight 

Excellent communication, follow-up skills and attention to detail 

Ability to lift and handle artwork  

Self-driven, highly organized, smart time and resource management 

Must have work authorization in the United States by Apr 22, 2022

Ability to commit 16 hrs per week 

Responsible for your own housing, commute, and travel expenses 

Compensation & Benefits: 

Monthly stipend of $1000  

Commissions on art sales  

24/7 access to the space 

Application Requirements:  

Contact information (first and last name, email, address, telephone) 

Work samples (curatorial website or portfolio of 10 pages) 

Professional resume or CV 

Curatorial Statement (200 words): What is your vision for 10 months as the CIR of Kunstraum? How do you plan to engage with our community and audiences?  What issues you are seeking to address through your practice?

Exhibition Proposal (250-500 words): Describe one specific project with 3-6 artists, ready to be shown or a curatorial project idea. Specify the stage of the project. Do you have a partnering venue in Manhattan in mind or confirmed? Include images, links to artists’ websites, and an LOI of the venue (optional).  

Writing sample, one published article or another writing sample

(250-500 words)

Name, email, and telephone number of two professional references  

To Apply:  Please submit all materials through the Google Form on our website. A selection of candidates will be contacted for interviews at the end of March 2022.  

KUNSTRAUM is born out of a necessity to create community and foster collaboration between artists, architects, curators, designers, filmmakers, and writers. Our model features communal studio locations, networking, research opportunities, and discourse for creative production. Our identity is designed to offer and promote an international community, mobility, and visibility in the visual arts. Recent press coverage includes Huffington Post, Artnet News, Interview Magazine, Art F City, Artnet News, and Musée Magazine. With "Video Shop" at NADA New York, Kunstraum won the Artfair Goers Award for the best booth.  Support for the CIR program is generously provided by Art in General.  Please visit Kunstraum’s website and Instagram. For questions, please contact Marie,  

Prize Summary: 
Monthly stipend of $1000  
Prizes Details: 

Monthly stipend of $1000  

Commissions on art sales  

24/7 access to the space 

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Rise: Call For Art Exhibition Curated By Erika B Hess, Painter, Curator And Host Of The Podcast I Like Your Work





Call For Art Juried Virtual Exhibition

Theme: Rise

After a series of setbacks or a difficult season as artists, we often use our work to rise again. Art can be a form of healing, processing current events, or overcoming a personal struggle. What does it mean for you to rise again and again? What role does art play in your resiliency?

We are thrilled to invite you to participate in our juried virtual exhibition exploring this topic. We welcome all media, and the theme is open to the artist's interpretation.

About Our Guest Curator

Erika b Hess 

Erika b Hess is a painter, curator and host of the podcast I Like Your Work. Hess’s work includes paintings and drawings about gender, motherhood and the environment. She is represented by Contemporary Art Matters in Columbus, OH. Recent exhibitions include “Summer in the City” curated by Contemporary Art Matters and an upcoming solo exhibition at Marietta College. Hess’s work has been exhibited nationally including NYC, Brooklyn, Detroit, L.A., Boston and Philadelphia.

Her work has been featured in various publications and she has served on panels such as Cleveland Institute of Art’s, “Feminism Now: Exposing the Truth”, Boston University, “Building Collaborative Art Spaces”, and is frequently lectures at colleges such as Wellesley University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Missouri State University, Eastern Michigan University, and many others.

In addition to her artwork, Hess is an active juror and curator for various publications and institutions. Hess was a co-founder of Musa Collective, an artist collective in Boston and is the creator and host of I Like Your Work podcast, a podcast dedicated to interviewing artists, curators and collectors. She currently writes an art column for Art SHE Makes Magazine.  

Hess received her MFA from Boston University.

This open call is an opportunity to submit your work for consideration for a curated virtual group show. If chosen, your work will be included in a virtual exhibition through Create! Magazine and promoted to our broad audience of international readers, collectors, and followers.

About Create! Magazine

Create! Magazine was originally published in 2013 out of the need for emerging artists to showcase their work. Through collaborations with leading galleries, art fairs, curators, and art world professionals, we have grown into a powerful platform that is deeply committed to supporting emerging artists on their path to success and helping them achieve greater visibility in the art world. 

This professionally curated exhibition will be made available to viewers and collectors virtually through our website. We will highlight individual selected works by each artist from the show on our social media profiles: Instagram 182k+ followers and Facebook 54k+ followers. 

Create! Magazine has previously partnered with Colossal, Superfine Art Fairs, Art Miami Fairs, Affordable Art Fair, The Jealous Curator, Showfields, and more. We have curated exhibitions in national universities and galleries such as Hastings College and Paradigm Gallery and are now excited to extend this opportunity to our international community of artists online. 

Please note that there is a curatorial fee that goes towards supporting our community and helping provide opportunities for artists, writers, and curators. If you are unable to pay at this time, we understand and urge you to apply to our blog instead. Remember that you may always submit to our blog for free, and we will be happy to review your work. Send 3-5 images, your artist biography, statement, and website. Please use the free blog form on Submittable. 


APPLICATION: You must complete the application via Submittable to be eligible for this opportunity. Please read the format requirements carefully to avoid errors with the form. Send any questions or concerns you may have via email to

ELIGIBILITY: Artists from any country are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation, and more. The broad theme, “Rise” is open to the artist’s interpretation.


  • Artists may submit up to 10 individual (different artworks) pieces of work for consideration.
  • Artists must ensure high quality of images, and we recommend 300 dpi jpeg.
  • Artwork images and bio must be uploaded directly to the form below.
  • Bio and statement must be under 300 words each.
  • Artwork does not have to be for sale.



Entry Deadline: October 30, 2021

All artists will be notified of the curator’s final decisions by December 30, 2021. If your work is selected, you will receive further information at that time. All selected work will be on display online in the winter 2022, details TBA. Artists will receive a permanent post on Create! Magazine’s website along with a spot in the virtual exhibition (dates TBA).


  • Submission fee is $30 (non-refundable)
  • The limit of submitted artworks is 10
  • Bio word limit 300 Statement word limit 300

AGREEMENT: Create! Magazine reserves the right to use images of the artwork on their website and social media. By submitting artwork via this call, the artist agrees to the terms outlined above. Artist retains full copyright of the work. Images will not be used by Create! Magazine aside from the exhibition, interviews, and social media posts without the artists consent.


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Open Call for Artists, Curators & Researchers Trio





1a space is pleased to announce an open call for trio group(s) composed of an artist, a curator and a researcher to participate in the Mid-Career Artist Exhibition & Publication Series. In response to the shortage of mid-career retrospectives in Hong Kong and the need of documenting and researching the local art ecology, we aim to initiate a long-term commitment to a series of comprehensive solo exhibitions and high-quality publications dedicated to mid-career artists. Through demonstrating an artist’s creative process in a thorough and inclusive manner to the general public, the project serves to acknowledge and encourage prolonged artistic practices. In addition, by facilitating dynamic collaborations between leading Hong Kong artists, curators, and researchers, we hope to invite reflections upon different roles and possibilities in exhibition-making.

We seek to support a trio consisted of an artist, a curator, and a researcher, to realise a solo exhibition at the 1a space gallery in early 2022, coupled with an artist monograph publication. Pairing a deserving curatorial talent with a mid-career artist, the survey exhibition is expected to make visible the progression of an artist’s journey, demonstrating how an artist reflects, reconfigures and rejects idea. The project also sees curatorial research as a core component in tandem with exhibition planning. We intend to develop cohesive and well-contextualized retrospectives that fill in the gap between larger public institutions and commercial galleries. In accompany with the exhibition, public programmes such as artist talks and guided tours will be organized, inviting the local community to interact with the artist, curator and researcher, and to expand related discussions.

To further anchor the exhibition in the wider local art discourse, the selected researcher will be responsible to conduct research and produce essay(s) focused on the artist. The publication shall include, but is not limited to, introductory essay(s), biographical information on the artist, analyses of works of art, artwork illustrations and installation images of the exhibition. While the exhibition and related programmes are temporal events, the academic monograph produced will continue to contribute to the research of local art as a helpful and permanent resource.


Successful applicants will receive:

- Administration and venue support

- Publication support (including book designing, artwork and exhibition photography support, ISBN registration, collecting and sorting out cataloguing details, etc.)

- Production fee for each participating artist, curator and researcher

- Press materials and PR support



- Applicants must be living and working in Hong Kong, or Hong Kong artists/curators/researchers living and working abroad. Please note that the project will not be able to cover travelling and accommodation costs for successful applicants coming from abroad.

- We acknowledge that the careers of artists, curators and researchers progress in various ways. Thus, we broadly define the eligibility of each role through listing different milestones. Interested parties should show in the application that they have reached most of the milestones below or should demonstrate their accomplishment of other experiences that they see equivalent.

o The open call is aimed at mid-career artists with at least 10 years of experience working as artists; participation in solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally; participation in local or international residencies; and an accumulated sizable quantity of works that showcases a linear development of the artist’s style and creative language.

o We are looking for curators who has actively engaged in curatorial practices locally or internationally in the recent 10 years.

o Applying researchers should have previous professional publishing experiences, or should possess relevant academic qualifications.

Application guidelines:

- Interested trios consisted of an artist, a curator and a researcher should submit ONE shared application pack. The pack should be in PDF format, and should include the following items in no more than 20 pages:

1. CV of the artist – Please note that the list of exhibitions should include maximum 10 selected items from 2016 onwards.

2. Artist’s portfolio - With images and captions of selected artworks and exhibitions

3. CV of the curator

4. CV of the researcher

5. A shared application statement – The statement should explain how your participation in the project can benefit your current states of career, and how your group visualize the upcoming collaboration. Some related questions include why this particular trio was formed, and how the trio can offer a comprehensive review on the artist’s career and deepen the understanding of the Hong Kong art scene.

6. Curator’s portfolio – with at least 2 exhibitions

7. Researcher’s writing sample – with at least 2 writing samples

- Considering the limited number of pages, applicants are encouraged to include website links in replacement of long texts.

- Each applicant can be involved in one application only.

- One representative of the trio shall submit the application pack via email to (Subject: Application for Mid-Career Artist Exhibition & Publication Series) on or before 7pm on 28 November 2021 (Sunday) .


Selection Process:

Submissions will be evaluated by a committee that includes representatives and the curatorial panel of 1a space. Applications will be evaluated based on the applicants’ artistic and academic merit, and the exhibition’s benefit to the applicants’ development. Results of the open call will be announced in late December 2021.

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Center for Book Arts Curatorial Proposals





Center for Book Arts invites curators and artists to submit Main Gallery exhibition proposals at The Center for Book Arts. We are seeking proposals that elaborate, challenge and contribute to the artistic, theoretical, historical, and contemporary aspects of Book Arts.

This exhibition series is intended to provide contemporary interpretations of the book as an art object and/or related media, as well as to challenge traditional notions of the book arts. Exhibitions that feature a broad representation of media, site-specific installations, and performances are encouraged. 

The Exhibitions Committee is especially interested in proposals for:

  1. Exhibitions that will further and/or challenge the discourse of book arts within a contemporary artistic criticism, particularly theme based explorations.
  2. Exhibitions that will advance the field of traditional bookmaking practices, particularly by showing a wide range of artists.
  3. Focused exhibitions of multiple artists demonstrating a cohesive artistic trend or subject matter.

Round 1 Application Deadline: March 15, 2021

We accept submissions on a rolling basis. The review process will take place each year in March. Applications can not be edited once submitted.

Prizes Details: 

Selected curatorial projects will receive:

  1. A curatorial honorarium of between $3000-$6000 (depending on funding)
  2. Catalogue production budget of $5000-8000 (depending on funding)
  3. The support of CBA’s programs staff for production of the exhibition
  4. A budget for the production of 1-2 accompanying public programs 
  5. The support of CBA’s marketing staff in support of the exhibition, catalogue and accompanying programs.

Entry Fee:

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Kunstraum Curator-in-Residence 2020-2021







Application deadline: May 15, 2020 | Notifications: May 29, 2020 

KUNSTRAUM is excited to announce our Curator-in-Residence (CIR) program. 
The CIR will be directing KUNSTRAUM’s gallery program for 12 months – be able to develop and present their vision, and to expand and spotlight their curatorial practice in the New York art world. The goal of the CIR program is to facilitate exhibitions and events to engage our community while also encouraging invited curators, artists, and other guests to collaborate, think critically, and take risks in their practices. The CIR residency starts June 2020.

Responsibilities of the CIR: 

- Curating of one independent exhibition in addition to the member summer show
- Organize one event per exhibition, e.g. performance, discussion, walkthrough 

- Oversee the planning, collection of key information and media materials 

- Attend all openings, e.g. greet visitors, communicate artwork, assist with set up/ take down

- With the support of KUNSTRAUM’s team: press and social media work, installations, and showings, open studios, networking, advertisement, member onboarding, community events
- 10 hrs of commitment per week, 24/7 access to the space, no stipend or housing 

- Commission on art sales and artist memberships 

This program is a self-starter for innovative and ambitious minds that thrive from creative freedom, take leadership and are interested in working within an established artist-run gallery space’s mission while bringing a new and unique curatorial vision to the program. KUNSTRAUM offers team support and encourages the CIR to apply for additional exhibition funding (if desired) of foundations and organizations of KUNSTRAUM’s network as well as to benefit from pre-existing relationships to press, foundations, art fairs, curators, collectors. 


- Experience curating, organizing and installing visual art exhibitions and events
- Knowledge of art history and contemporary art issues, exhibitions, and artists 

- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Ability to comply with deadlines, budgets and timely communication
- Excellent communication skills, attention to detail and overall precision
- Self-driven, highly organized, smart time and resource management 

KUNSTRAUM is born out of a necessity to foster collaboration between artists, architects, curators, designers, filmmakers and writers and features excellent studio locations, networking, research opportunities and discourse for creative production. After successfully inaugurating our first space in New York as of February 2015, we seek to expand to Berlin in 2021. KUNSTRAUM’s global identity is designed to offer and promote international community, mobility and visibility in the visual arts. Recent press coverage includes Communication Arts, Creator’s Project, Huffington Post, Artnet News, Interview Magazine, Art F City and Artnet News. With Video Shop a project at NADA New York, Kunstraum won 2016's Artspace Fairgoers Award and best booth, and also participated in Untitled, Art Miami. 

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Preparatorial Practicum | Walter Phillips Gallery






The Walter Phillips Gallery Preparatorial Practicum program offers the participant hands-on opportunities working alongside the gallery’s preparator and curator. Direct mentorship and support is provided to develop the participant’s skills in preventative conservation, art handling, installation techniques, and museum standards in environmental conditions (including appropriate humidity, temperature, and lighting levels).

The practicum participant will also have the opportunity to gain expertise in crate building, art packing, and framing of artwork, and will assist in storage, packing, and unpacking of artworks relating to Walter Phillips Gallery exhibitions and the permanent collection. 

Learning opportunities will also arise through attendance at formal and informal lectures and discussion groups. Practical experience will primarily focus on activities that complement the program’s learning objectives through various ongoing activities of Walter Phillips Gallery.

What does the program offer?

Benefits to the participant include practical experience installing exhibitions within a public institution, technical problem-solving skills, enhanced communication skills, and teamwork. 

The participant will further hone their building and carpentry skills, attention to detail, and strategies in exhibition layout and design. They will also have the opportunity to work in Sketchup and Past Perfect collections management software. 

In addition to the work component of the program, outside of exhibition installation periods participants have one day each week dedicated to personal research activities as outlined in their individual learning objectives.

Who should apply?

This practicum placement is appropriate for recent graduates of studio-based programs interested in pursuing a career in gallery installation to gain professional experience and develop their careers and capabilities. Candidates for the Preparatorial Practicum must possess a foundation in studio art, art history, or museum studies with some previous experience working with tools and building materials. This program requires a full-time commitment. 

Practitioners from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with a special invitation to individuals of Indigenous descent.

Application Deadline:May 29, 2019
Program Dates: August 05, 2019 - September 07, 2020

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