For over a decade, the Curatorial Residency provides curators with production support to execute a large-scale visual arts exhibition in SOMArts’ Main Gallery. The residency is designed to offer curators tools to further their curatorial practice and explore timely social issues.
ARTISTS/CURATORS SELECTED RECEIVE access and support from SOMArts’ staff and local artists and curators to mount a large scale exhibition and community engagement activities in SOMArts’ Main Gallery during one of the following exhibition dates:
Community engagement activities may include work–in–progress events, workshops, performances, panel discussions, talkback sessions, artist talks, gallery tours, educational forums, or other activities to highlight an artist’s work and engage audiences.
Selected projects will receive :
- A $6000 project grant
- Virtual Gallery production
- Installation/deinstallation support
- Technical & event production support
- Promotional support
- Monthly check-ins
Curatorial Residents must be available to attend an advocacy or donor cultivation event and must submit a final report within 60 days of project completion.
The strongest proposals are those who serve SOMArts’ mission of leveraging the power of art as a tool for social change. Proposals will not be considered for one-person exhibitions, or exhibitions that are largely dependent on a general call to artists, or inappropriately scaled for the 31,000 square foot gallery.