The Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) is an open-call curatorial platform that investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts. It makes possible diverse curatorial visions in a collaborative, non-profit and alternative exhibition space. Curators of selected group exhibitions receive a $1,000 stipend and administrative, promotional and technical support.
We host exhibitions involving two or more artists and incorporating at least one public presentation in our 2,500 square-foot gallery.
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.
Far from Indochine, curated by Chuong-Ðài Võ, 2014. Image courtesy of Will Howcroft.
Interested parties are encouraged to attend our hands-on workshop & information session at the New Art Center. COP workshops feature presentations by curators about their projects and approaches to curating contemporary art, and invite participants to engage in dialogue about curatorial ideas while learning more about the Curatorial Opportunity Program.
More information on the Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP):