Center for Craft Curatorial Fellowship Grants Now Open

Job details:
Center for Craft
Expiring Date: 11 February 2019
Date: 13 December 2018
Sector: Visual Arts
Function: Curator/Assistant Curator
Contract: Grant
Salary: To be defined
Place of work: United States (New York)
Center for Craft

Job Description

The Curatorial Fellowship is a yearlong program created to give emerging craft curators a platform to explore and test new ideas about craft. Three Curatorial Fellows will be selected to fully develop and mount their proposed exhibition in the Center for Craft’s gallery, located in Asheville, North Carolina, during the 2020 exhibition season. The Curatorial Fellows will work with the Center for Craft staff to produce the exhibition, develop didactic material and an exhibitions catalog, and deliver a curatorial talk.

Since 2010, the Center for Craft has supported the careers of emerging curators with an interest in contemporary craft through its Windgate Museum Internship Program. In 2016, the Center for Craft announced the inaugural Curatorial Fellowship to expand it’s support for emerging curators beyond the scope of the Windgate Museum Internship Program.

Selected curators will receive:

  • $5,000 honorarium (50% in advance, 50% upon completion of project)
  • $8,000 exhibition budget
  • Summer/Fall 2019 site visit to the Center for Craft in Asheville, NC
  • Marketing of exhibition through print and web material
  • Production of an exhibition publication
  • Professional exhibition photography
  • Curator’s talk/tour at the Center for Craft
  • 1 year, individual membership to Association of Art Museum Curators

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The Curatorial Fellowship Program is administered by the Center for Craft and supported by the Windgate Fund at the Community Foundation of WNC.

For questions regarding the Curatorial Fellowship program or your application, please contact at 828-785-1357 or [email protected]org.

About Center for Craft
Founded in 1996, the Center for Craft is a national 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the field of craft through fostering new ideas, funding craft scholarship, and backing the next generation of makers, curators, and critics. The Center has developed a strong national reputation as a significant resource for artists, museums, academic researchers, university students, and arts organizations. Each year, the Center for Craft administers over a quarter million dollars in grants to those working in the craft field.


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