May 3, 2016

Call for proposals: Curatorial Opportunity Program deadline extended

New Art Center
Terry Conrad and Danny Goodwin, Decoys and Devices, 2015–16. Curatorial Opportunity Program selection. Courtesy of Samara Pearlstein.

The New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) is currently accepting proposals for contemporary art exhibitions involving two or more artists and at least one public presentation.

This open-call program supports independent curators by making possible diverse visions in a non-profit and alternative exhibition space. The program investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts, exhibits strong curatorial voices, and encourages the timely examination of new ideas and perspectives.

Our 2,500-square-foot gallery is a converted church with a 25-foot vaulted ceiling. Curators of accepted proposals receive a 1,000 USD stipend as well as administrative, installation, marketing and PR support.

The New Art Center has a 35-year tradition of using its Main Gallery for group exhibitions curated by an independent curator. Since May 1991, we have continued this tradition through our Curatorial Opportunity Program’s public call for proposals.

The Curatorial Opportunity Program furthers the New Art Center’s mission to support the development of visual artists and cultivate a community that appreciates art. Selected exhibitions and associated public programs are the foundation of our gallery education and outreach programs and enhance the learning available in our studio classes and workshops, which educate over 2,500 students annually and sustain a faculty of 40 professional artists.

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Call for proposals: New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program deadline extended

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