Affirmation Arts call for curatorial proposals

Affirmation Arts
(New York NY)
The Curatorial Project: Summer 2009
Affirmation Arts seeks proposals for innovative curatorial projects in non-profit art space. The curatorial project provides an independent emerging curator the opportunity to show in a professional gallery setting. The chosen curator will exhibit in the main gallery of Affirmation Arts for 5 weeks and be offered a small stipend. Exhibiting artists may not be represented by a commercial gallery and must reside in New York City. A small exhibition budget will be provided. This exhibition is scheduled for June 19-July 24th 2009.
The selected curator is the primary coordinator of the exhibition and is expected to execute the following responsibilities:
o Handling all arrangements with artists – securing artwork, contracts and delivery and installation of artwork
o Overseeing the timely installation of the exhibition
o Providing necessary information to Affirmation Arts staff for development and promotional materials
o Budgeting exhibition expenses
o Communicating with Affirmation Arts on a biweekly basis either via phone or face to face meeting

To apply, please submit the following information via email to with The Curatorial Project as the subject line. Do not mail applications. Application deadline is April 24th, 2009 at 5pm. A curator will be selected and notified by May 1st. No phone calls please.

1. General Information
o Name
o Address
o Phone Number
o Email

2. CV

3. Project Details
o Title of project/exhibition
o Curatorial Statement (no more than 1 page)
o Proposed timeline
o Estimated exhibition budget (max $2500- cannot be applied to stipend)
o List of proposed artists, including bios and exhibition history (no more than 5 artists)
o Sample images no larger than 72DPI (no more than 5 images per artist,) with list of corresponding information

Affirmation Arts is a new arts complex comprised of a gallery space, offices, studios, and an artist-in-residence quarter. The facilities’ offices provide workspaces for support staff for the studios and gallery. Additionally, the building will house a foundation for the arts, which will begin operation in the summer of 2009. The new premises, on the far west side of Manhattan, provide a fresh space for the arts to thrive.

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