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 kristin@affirmationarts.com 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.

For further information, please visit www.affirmationarts.com