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Opportunity: New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation: Emerging Curator Program

Posted by Mikhel Proulx • Wednesday, February 6. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation: Emerging Curator Program

Deadline: Friday, March 1 2013

The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to announce its third annual
Emerging Curator Open Call. The Emerging Curator Program offers an opportunity for an individual to
organize a conceptually cohesive group show at the NARS Foundation Gallery. The aim of the program is
to encourage new dialogue and to create a platform for emerging curators and artists to experiment and
exchange ideas. No prior curatorial experience is necessary. Two-person collaborations are welcome.

NARS Foundation will provide the gallery/exhibition space, insurance for the artwork during the term of
the exhibition, administrative support including marketing, postcard invitations, and email invites.
Additionally, NARS will organize an opening reception and a Curator’s Talk. An experienced curator on
staff will be available to provide guidance and support during the program.

The curator is responsible for organizing and installing/de-installing the exhibition in a timely manner
including arranging all artwork delivery to and from the gallery and writing a short essay to accompany the
exhibition. The exhibition will be scheduled between the months of June and July, 2013. The curator
is required to attend the opening reception and present a Curator Talk as part of the program. A stipend of
$200 will be awarded to the selected applicant to help subsidize the cost of organizing the exhibition.
There will be no other financial support towards production of artwork, installation cost, or
shipping/transportation of artwork.

The NARS Foundation Gallery is located on the third floor of an industrial building surrounded by artists’
studios. Please review photographs of previous exhibitions as well as the gallery floor plan,
enclosed, before submitting your proposal.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Online applications must be submitted by Friday, March 1 2013 before

APPLICATION FEE: A non-refundable application fee of $10 (US) is required with each application.
Payment must be submitted via credit card or PayPal account through the online application form. Once
you complete and submit your application, you will be directed to a link to pay your application fee. DO
NOT mail checks, cash or send money via Western Union, Money Gram, Postal Money Gram to the
NARS Foundation office.

NOTIFICATION: Notifications of the results will be sent via e-mail within six weeks of the March 1
deadline. The e-mail address listed on the application form will be used to send out notifications. Please
be sure that it is a valid account that you check regularly.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must apply using the online application form,
available through the NARS website. Please review the application requirements listed below before
beginning your application.

It is advised that all applicants create a log-in to be able partially complete the form and return to finish
it at a later date. Before submitting your application, you will be directed to a confirmation page where you
will be able to review your form and return to edit or delete your uploaded files as needed. Once you
submit your application, you will not be able to access your form again. Applicants will receive a
confirmation email once the application form has been successfully submitted.

I. NAME OF APPLICANT & CONTACT INFORMATION: Applicants must provide a current
address and a valid e-mail address. The e-mail address provided will be used to send out the final
notification letter. Collaboration: Applicants who wish to apply as collaborators need only
submit one application form and application fee. One member of the collaborative team must be
selected as the main
applicant; their contact information will be used for all preliminary correspondence and notification.

II. CURATOR’S C.V.: A copy of your most up to date CV should be uploaded in either Word or
PDF format. Name your CV file “Curator’s Last Name_First Name.doc/docx/pdf”, i.e.
“” The collaborating partner’s information and CV must also be submitted.

III. PROPOSED ARTISTS’ C.V./BIO: A copy of each artists’ CV or Bio should be uploaded in
either Word or PDF format. Name your CV file “Curators’s Last Name_Artist’s Last
name.doc/docx/pdf.”, i.e. “”

IV. CURATORIAL PROPOSAL: Applicants are required to write a brief essay which outlines the
curatorial project idea. Please include the names of the proposed artists and artworks, as well as
your estimated budget and how you propose to fund the exhibition. (800 words max)

IV. WORK SAMPLE: Curator’s may upload up to 20 samples of the proposed artists’ work .
Curators have the option of uploading any combination of images or video links (from video
hosting sites such as vimeo, flickr or youtube.) The selection committee will view only the first 2
minutes of each video sample so please edit your materials accordingly. Images should be in
JPEG format no larger than 1000 pixels on any side @ 72 dpi. Name each jpeg file with
“Curator’s Last Name_Artist’s Last Name_Number.jpg,” i.e. “Smith_ Jones_1.jpg”,
“Smith_Adams_2.jpg” etc.

V. WORK SAMPLE DESCRIPTION LIST: Each uploaded image or video link must be
accompanied by
a corresponding Work Sample Description which lists the Artist Name, Title, Medium,
Dimensions, Year of the artwork.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications containing images and documents that are not
labeled or uploaded according to the guidelines above will NOT be reviewed.
Images will not be accepted by email.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT MATERIAL: Support materials such as reviews or catalogues are optional.
Curators may upload up to three scanned copies of support documents.

NON-DISCRIMINATION: The program encourages and welcomes the participation of curators from all
backgrounds and does not discriminate with regard to age, race, sex, sexual orientation, disability,
religion, marital status, or nation of origin.

For more information, and to apply, visit

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