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Opportunity: Truman Curatorial Fellowship

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Wednesday, September 17. 2008 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Application Deadline - postmark by Friday, October 31, 2008

The Truman Curatorial Fellowship aims to cultivate new curatorial talent while generating innovative contemporary art programming in our community.

The Truman State University Art Gallery (USA) will name a new Curatorial Fellow each year and spend approximately one year collaborating with that person on two exhibitions in our facility, bringing them in for two campus visits, learning from them, and supporting their curatorial efforts. Fellows receive an honorarium, access to a beautiful exhibition space, a modest exhibition budget, technical support, and an engaged community to address, provoke, and learn from. Most importantly, Fellows gain valuable experience and national exposure as curators of great scholarly impact.

The 2009 Curatorial Fellow will be required to participate in a number of activities:

· Lengthy correspondence in the winter of 2008/2009 regarding upcoming campus visit and collaboration.

· Visit to campus March 2-5, 2009 to collaborate on a new exhibition, jury student work, and give a public lecture or other presentation.

· Ongoing correspondence and planning during 2009 regarding second curated exhibition.

· Attendance at the public reception for the second curated exhibition.

The 2009 Curatorial Fellow will receive the following support:

· An honorarium of $2000.

· Travel expenses.

· Technical assistance from, and creative dialogue with, Gallery staff and friends.

· A modest exhibition budget.

· Recognition and publicity for their curatorial work.

As a means of inspiring the best possible Fellowship applications we include this open-ended list of possible curatorial directions. This list is meant to provoke thought, but not constrain it:

Curating as a creative art form.

Curating as a patriarchal practice.

Curating as a means of communication.

Curating as a means of social justice.

Curating as a means of asking questions.

Curating as a means of commodification.

Exhibition as spectacle.

Exhibition as mortuary.

Exhibition as public forum.

Exhibition as ivory tower.

Exhibition as social setting.

For information on how to apply contact Aaron Fine, Gallery Director at afine -at-
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