Cambridge Art Galleries: Call for Emerging Curators
We are seeking expressions of interest from emerging Ontario based curators to develop an exhibition or project (solo...

We are seeking expressions of interest from emerging Ontario based curators to develop an exhibition or project (solo or group) for our Preston gallery space. The call is open to those who wish to have an opportunity to develop their curatorial skills and vision supported by a professional public art gallery team. The selected Emerging Curator will be responsible for all aspects of exhibition development including preparing a short-written statement, coordinating with artists, designing the exhibition, and developing content for all promotional materials. We will provide mentorship, staff support, curatorial fee, artist fees, budget for installation, installation team, promotion and documentation of the exhibition.

We are seeking ideas for exhibitions/projects that are timely, experimental, and cross disciplinary in any medium or format. Alternative design and writing methodologies are also encouraged. For the purposes of this call, emerging is defined by those practicing 5 years or less in curatorial roles.

The selected exhibition/project will be developed over time and the final installation/presentation will take place in winter 2020/21.

Cambridge Art Galleries is committed to the inclusion of diverse voices and encourages applications from emerging curators of all backgrounds.

Submission Requirements:

  • Project working title
  • Brief bio of the curator(s)
  • Brief statement outlining your curatorial interests (500 words max)
  • Brief exhibition proposal including the name of at least one artist you would like to work with (500 words maximum)
  • Support images if available (up to 10)

Please apply on or before December 1, 2019 by fillable form found here.

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Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange presents contemporary art, architecture and design from three galleries in the City of Cambridge: Design at Riverside, Preston, and Queen’s Square.

Cambridge Art Galleries acknowledges that the place on which we gather is the traditional land of Indigenous peoples dating back countless generations. We recognize that it is part of the Haldimand Tract, the traditional land of the Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.