Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2018
DCAC is currently accepting applications for Apprentice Curators for their 2019 Curatorial Initiative.
The Curatorial Initiative reflects DCAC’s commitment to curatorial practice as an integral part of supporting emerging and under-recognized artists. Each year an apprentice curator is selected to gain experience in the process of planning and mounting an exhibition by working with an experienced mentor curator. The program results in two exhibitions each year: in the spring the mentor curator selects artists and plans the exhibition and accompanying catalog with the assistance of the apprentice; in the autumn, the roles are reversed and the apprentice plans and executes an exhibition with the assistance and advice of the mentor.
By nurturing new curators DCAC hopes to bring fresh perspectives into our own programming while assisting a new generation of curators who will take the knowledge they gain into our arts community and beyond.
Since the launch of the Curatorial Initiative in 2006, past mentor-mentee pairings have included: Lisa McCarty – Cara Ober, Laura Roulet – Landria Shack, Ellen Weiss & Sondra Arkin – Amanda Jirón-Murphy, Jarvis DuBois – Gia Harewood, Jefferson Pinder – Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, Tomas Drymon – Martina Dodd, and more!
For more information, visit https://dcartscenter.org/programs/curatorial-initiative/.