CUE’s open call for curatorial projects is now accepting applications! The open call builds upon CUE’s mission to support emerging and underrecognized artists and arts workers. The selected curator is awarded an opportunity to gain experience in curatorial research and exhibition making by organizing a group exhibition at CUE’s gallery space during the 2024 calendar year.
Each awardee will be paired with a mentor, an established curator who will work with them throughout the process of planning the exhibition and associated programming. CUE provides a generous honorarium to each awardee, a budget for the curator to allocate amongst participating artists, and a budget for transport of artwork and materials for on-site installation of the works in the show. CUE staff also provides guidance on project conceptualization and exhibition design in our space, communication and outreach support, identity and graphic design development, photography and visual assets, professional development assistance, and more.
Additionally, for each show at our gallery space, CUE produces an accompanying exhibition catalogue with a long-form essay developed through our Art Critic Mentorship Program, written by an independent emerging writer. The catalogue also contains curator, artist, and mentor statements, bios, and images of the work.
For more information, including guidelines and eligibility, please visit https://cueartfoundation.org/curatorial-open-call.
How to apply
Applications can be submitted through CUE Art Foundation’s Submittable (https://tinyurl.com/23aea8m2). There is a $10 application fee, which helps support CUE’s programs and operating expenses. However, we want to make the open call as accessible as possible. We do not want this fee to be a barrier or burden to applicants. Please contact email@example.com to request a fee waiver if needed.
Please note all submitted applications will be considered final. Applicants will not be permitted to edit an application once it has been submitted. All incomplete or duplicate applications will not be considered for final review.