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Center for Book Arts Curatorial Proposals

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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.
Deadline: 
03/15/2021

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Kunstraum Curator-in-Residence 2020-2021

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OPEN CALL FOR 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. 

Qualifications: 

- 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. 

Deadline: 
05/15/2020
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Preparatorial Practicum | Walter Phillips Gallery

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Overview

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

Deadline: 
05/29/2019
Fee Detail: 
65
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OPEN CALL 2019: World of Co Artist Residency in Bulgaria

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World of Co is a multidisciplinary artist residency located in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Residents can develop ideas and experiment with different techniques while focusing on a personal project or collaborating with local and international creatives.

The aim of the Residency is multileveled - from one side, bringing together international artists and creative people to Bulgaria to exhibit, collaborate, learn and share. From another side, to unveil a different perspective of one not-so-well-known country and its’ art potential.

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES
Accommodation & Shared studio in one

Traditional craft workshops (carpet weaving and wood carving)

Introduction to Bulgarian art & culture: From traditional to contemporary art (series of lectures)

Bulgarian Chit-Chat language lessons

Weekly group meetings

Support with research and project execution

Artist's studio/Museum or gallery visit

Artists' talk – present your art to the local audience

Collective exhibition and the end of the stay

Sofia City Guide - a curated collection of contemporary galleries and museums, art stores, print shops and etc.

Monthly list of art and culture events in Sofia

Bulgarian SIM card

ACCOMMODATION & SHARED STUDIO SPACE
The residency apartment & studio are located in 140m² large space in the city center of Sofia. It has three individual bedrooms. The artists are accommodated in a private fully furnished room, around 15 sqm. The apartment has a fully equipped shared kitchen with oven, fridge, laundry machine, a shared bathroom, extra restroom, and Wi-Fi connection. There is also a shared living room to eat, talk and have fun together. The shared studio space is large open space, part of the same apartment. Equiped with desks, chairs, lamps, easels, including Wi-Fi and all utilities (water, heating, electricity).

ELIGIBILITY
Open for all kind of creatives, emerging and established artists, from all around the world.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
3/4

RESIDENCY FEE
Residency program with provided accommodation: 650€ per month

If you share the room with another artist the price is 500€ per month for each

 

 

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KUNSTRAUM 2019 EXHIBITION OPEN CALL

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OPEN CALL FOR KUNSTRAUM EXHIBITION PROGRAM 2019 - 2020

Application deadline: February 14, 2019 | Notifications: February 28, 2019

KUNSTRAUM is excited to open up submissions for our Exhibition Program from March 2019 to March 2020. Kunstraum is a community for artists by artists that aims to redefine the way that artists and curators collaborate. Our program seeks to explore the relationships between artists and curators by opening up our gallery space to those interested in exploring unconventional and engaging ideas and taking risks. We look for relevant projects and we will assist you in actualizing them.

If you are interested in curating an exhibition, please submit a 250-word proposal in PDF format with the subject line “KUNSTRAUM Exhibition Program 2019 - 2020” to genevieve@kunstraumllc.com. The proposal should detail your concept and include 5-10 JPEG images as well as links to videos and artists websites. All submissions should be no larger than 5 MB and specify a preferred time of the year (March to May 2019, June to August 2019, September to December 2019, January to March 2020). Proposals that involve a mix of local and international artists are given preference. The proposal deadline is February 14, 2019 by midnight. Our team will give notice on the selected proposal by February 28, 2019.

Our current gallery space is a 250 square ft. area inside a 1,000 square ft. co-working loft. It is located at 20 Grand Avenue, a beautifully renovated factory building in Clinton Hill/Brooklyn Navy Yard. The exhibition duration is four weeks and we provide assistance in administrating, press and sales. We do not offer any production budget and/or payment of shipping expenses. Curators receive 25% commission.

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KUNSTRAUM 2019 CURATOR-IN-RESIDENCE

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OPEN CALL FOR CURATOR-IN-RESIDENCE 2019 - 2020
Application deadline: February 1, 2019 | Notification: February 15, 2019

KUNSTRAUM is excited to announce our Curator-in-Residence (CIR) program.

The CIR will direct KUNSTRAUM’s gallery program for 12 months and will have the opportunity 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.

 

Responsibilities of the CIR:

- Curating one independent exhibition, as well as the member summer show

- Being part of the selection jury for three additional shows
- Organize one event per exhibition (performance, discussion, walkthrough)

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

- With the support of KUNSTRAUM’s team: press and social media work, installation, and showings
- 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 for innovative and ambitious minds that thrive with creative freedom. The CIR should be able to work within an established artist-run gallery space’s mission while also 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) through foundations and organizations in KUNSTRAUM’s network, as well as to benefit from pre-existing relationships to press, foundations, art fairs, curators, and collectors.

 

Qualifications:

- Experience curating, organizing and installing visual art exhibitions
- 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

 

Application Requirements: (Follow the link provided to apply)

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

- Work samples (website or portfolio of 10-20 pages)
- Professional resume or CV
- Curatorial Statement (~200 words)

Tell us about you. What issues are you seeking to address through your work?
What is your vision for 12 months as the CIR? How do you plan to engage the public?

- Exhibition Proposal (~200 words)
Describe one specific project that is ready to be shown and/or you plan on developing further. Be specific about the stage of the project. Include images, links, web sites.
- Writing sample, one published article or other writing sample (250-500 words)
- Name, email, and telephone number of two professional references

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