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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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OPEN CALL 2019: World of Co Artist Residency in Bulgaria





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.

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

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).

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


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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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 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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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.



- 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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Santo Foundation Individual Artist Awards 2018



$20,000.00 Awarded to Visual Artists:  Three artists will be selected to each receive $5,000.00. Five additional awards of $1,000.00 each will also be awarded.  Applications accepted August 1 - October 31, 2018.
The Santo Foundation is pleased to announce our 2018 Distinguished Juror, Laura Copelin.

​LAURA COPELIN is Director & Curator at Ballroom Marfa, established in 2003 in a converted 1927 dancehall in Marfa, Texas, as a space for creative artistic expression. In Marfa, she has realized numerous exhibitions and public programs including the curr
ent group exhibition, Hyperobjects with philosopher Timothy Morton (2018), the group exhibition Tierra. Sangre. Oro. with artist Rafa Esparza (2017), and is facilitating the stone circle, a major public commission by Haroon Mirza. At Ballroom she has also organized and coordinated projects such as the exhibition After Effect (2016); Artists’ Film International exhibitions and programs (2015-2018); the Marfa Dialogues/Houston symposium with FotoFest (2016); and more.

Copelin’s pre-Marfa experience spans the spectrum of arts organizations from serving as Assistant Curator at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in Los Angeles to participating in artist-run schools and residencies including: Machine Project’s Curatorial Academy; Mountain School for Arts; Summer Forum for Inquiry and Exchange; and the Los Angeles Seminary for Civic and Embodied Arts. 

The Santo Foundation is thrilled to connect the earnest, relevant and inspired spirit that Laura brings to her past and current work in California and Texas, to the work of the talented and devoted emerging artists from the United States and abroad who enter the call to the annual Individual Artist Awards.

To apply:

Artists may submit online only through Call for (CaFÉ).

Graduate School candidates are eligible. Students at earlier levels are not eligible.

Emerging, mid-career and mature artists are eligible and encouraged to apply.

All mediums of visual art are eligible including images, audio, video and performance.

This is an International call and all artists are welcome to apply regardless of country, state or residency status.

Please submit (minimum and maximum) 6 files of original work and a current artist cv/resume.

No artist statements.

Limit video segments to 3 minutes.

Please do not submit other materials.

Application fee of $40.00 USD.

Call for Entry dates: August 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018.

Distinguished Juror will review work samples and exhibition proposals. Santo Foundation staff is NOT a part of this process.

Work samples and application materials are electronically reviewed, rated and selected.

Winning Artists will be announced on Facebook, Instagram and on in December 2018. The eight winning artists will be personally contacted upon selection.

Please note if you have questions regarding technical aspects of please contact their help desk. Please do not contact the juror.

If you have questions that do not involve Call for Entry technical issues contact information can be found on The Santo Foundation website.

Application Components & Things to Include or Consider:

Work Samples Upload 6 images (jpg) and/or video/sound files (mp3, mp4, wav, mov, mpg).

Artist CV/Resume: Upload 1 artist CV or resume (Should provide context for “where you are” in your art career. Should not be too long [no more than three pages] and should include art-career or other relevant info only)

Image Credits or Short Descriptions: If applicable, write a brief credit line or short description for each image, video, or sound file uploaded.

Select works that are no more than five years old, if possible.

Select works that show your best talents in one area (Depth over breadth).

“Clarity of Vision”: curate your work samples to create a cohesive identity for yourself as an artist to the Juror.

Three artists will be selected to each receive $5,000.00 USD.  Five additional awards of $1,000.00 USD each will also be awarded. 

Funds are to be used at the artist’s discretion with no follow up material required.

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First galleries and events manager reimagining DCAD spaces




Kelicia Pitts

When Kelicia Pitts became the first-ever galleries and events manager at the Delaware College of Art and Design this year, it was a kind of homecoming. Pitts had grown up in Claymont – she’s a member of the Mount Pleasant High School Class of 1996 – but wasn’t sure she’d ever live near home again after moving to Philadelphia.

Experience as a fine art model and as an abstract and street art gallery owner in the Rittenhouse Square area inspired her to pursue a degree that blended her two passions: art and business. She graduated from Philadelphia’s Moore College of Art & Design in 2016 with a degree in curatorial studies and a dual minor in business and fine art.

Now she’s back in Delaware and working in Downtown Wilmington. She’s also taking on a role she feels like she was meant to fill.

“My experience in managing a gallery space means I can really envision the possibilities here,” Pitts said. “I’m looking forward to reinventing and refining what already happens in our galleries and other event spaces.”

In recent years, DCAD’s main exhibition space – the Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery at 600 N. Market St. – has hosted five annual shows: a faculty and staff exhibition; an exhibition tied to one of the majors offered by DCAD and coordinated by the professor in charge of that major; an exhibition of degree-program student work; an exhibition of work by continuing education students and instructors; and brief exhibition of work by graduating students.

Pitts, however, envisions so much more.

“I plan to curate exhibitions of established and emerging artists that our student body can be inspired by and aspire to, exhibitions that will be educational for them as well as for those who live in, work in or visit Wilmington’s Creative District,” she said. “DCAD is a platform for art education – not just for our students but also for our community. And the point of entry for the community is our galleries.”

Pitts also will oversee DCAD’s student-run gallery to help students curate their own exhibitions of work that they and their peers have created, often outside the requirements of their degree studies. These shows fill the gallery walls of the Tatiana Copeland Student Center on the first floor of The Saville residence hall, also located on Market Street.

Another of her responsibilities is working with outside groups that want to rent campus spaces for events, a new venture for the College that will both enhance the bottom line and strengthen DCAD’s status as a community art hub and resource. Pitts said galleries are wonderful spaces for entertaining and provide a thoughtful and interesting backdrop for many kinds of events. She looks forward to working with brides, event planners and community organizations seeking fresh locations for their endeavors.

For gallery and event-planning information at DCAD, contact Pitts by telephone at (302) 622-8000, ext. 108, or via email at


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