This program provides one deserving curator the necessary time and resources to realize an innovative project, with the aim of encouraging curatorial research in tandem with exhibition planning. CUE will provide institutional guidance and resources to the curator, who will produce a group exhibition with related public programming and an accompanying exhibition catalogue in July 2014. Selected applicant will receive a $1000 honorarium and an exhibition/production budget of up to $3500. CUE will contribute up to $1500 toward shipping expenses and up to $4000 for catalogue production.
Proposals will be evaluated on merit of project, singularity of concept, and adherence to the guidelines below. Please note: proposed artists must live or work in the United States. All applications submitted will be considered final and treated as such. You will not, under any circumstances, be permitted to add to or edit your application once it has been submitted. All incomplete or duplicate applications will be immediately disqualified.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
- group show proposals that are conceptually rigorous and focus on artists, projects, and themes that are innovative, challenging, and engaging
- a clearly demonstrated, unique, and creative approach to both curatorial research methods and the exhibition plan
- ideas that are not well represented in the commercial sector
THE FINE PRINT:
- proposals must include four or more artists, half of whom must qualify as under-recognized
- curators may not include their own work in the exhibition
- extra consideration will be given to those who are in the beginning stages of their curatorial careers
- applicant must reside in NYC, or be capable of making arrangements in the area. Selected applicant will be required to attend meetings with the CUE staff throughout the year
- we strongly encourage proposals that contribute to our ongoing commitment to diversity
- an exhibition proposal of up to 1000 words, outlining both the background and plan for the exhibition
- a list of at least four participating artists
- one representative image per artist with image list
- a line-item budget, including any foreseeable production and shipping costs
- curator’s CV
Exhibiting artists must live or work in the United States.
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please visit cueartfoundation.org/open_call.html. For questions regarding the application requirements, please contact Jessica Gildea, Associate Director of Programs: 212-206-3583.