The Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) accepts applications for group show proposals.
Next Deadline: April 1, 2013 at 11:59pm EST
NEW this year! Applications must be submitted via the CallForEntry.org website. No paper applications will be accepted. The new 2013-2014 submission guidelines are posted here as a pdf.
The Curatorial Opportunity Program investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts. It makes possible diverse curatorial visions in a non-profit and alternative exhibition space.
The COP enables first-time or established curators, including artist-curators, to explore experimental approaches in the presentation of contemporary art. Curators of selected group exhibitions receive a $1,000 stipend and administrative, promotional and technical support.
The NAC has a 35-year tradition of using its Main Gallery for group exhibitions curated by an exhibiting artist or independent curator. Since May 1991 we have continued this tradition through a public call for proposals.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012, 7–9PM
@ host venue Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02188
Pat Falco and Elliott Anderson, co-founders, co-directors and co-curators of the Lincoln Arts Project, Waltham, MA
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013, 7–9PM
@ New Art Center in Newton
61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA 02460
Lexi Lee Sullivan, Assistant Curator, deCordova Sculpture Park + Museum and curator of second nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now
$10.00 admission fee for each workshop.
Please register at www.newartcenter.org or email Kathleen@newartcenter.org.
Selected previous COP exhibitions include:
Out of the Ruins: Reimagining the Romantic Tradition, Fall 2012, curated by Elizabeth Thach (Artists include: Christopher Carroll, Clare Grill , Jane Fox Hipple, Fred H. C. Liang, Ryan McLennan, Gina Ruggeri, Marisa Tesauro and Elizabeth Thach); M(i)(A)cro: A Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, Spring 2012, curated by David Mazure (Artists include: Barbara Blacharczyk, Basil El Halwagy, Greg Fuqua, David Mazure, Doug Russell and Sara Schneckloth; spatial process/social form, Fall 2011, curated by Walker Waugh (Artists include: Eric Ayotte, Yamini Nayar and Ryan O' Connor); We Still See the Black, Fall 2011, curated by Owen Rundquist and Alexander DeMaria (Artists include: Vincent Como, Matthew Hickey, Karlynn Holland, Seldon Hunt, Nader Sadek, Joe Wardwell, Jack Wesley Schneider, Todd White and artist collaborations Deep Slumber Lake and Under the Same Shadow; Concepts in Glass, Spring 2011, curated by Hillary Faccio (Artists include: Hillary Faccio, Alan Klein, James MacLeod and Christopher G. Watts); Artistic Mediums II, Winter 2011, curated by Andrew Sempere and Mary Lucking (Push Buttons First); Beyond Purview, Fall 2010, curated by Ashley Billingsley (Artists include: Ashley Billingsley, Andrea Evans, James Horgan, Liz Nofziger, Daniel Phillips, Daniela Rivera and Gina Siepel); Decidedly Ambivalent, Fall 2009, curated by Lisa di Donato (Artists include: Anna Mogilevsky, Rob Carter, Carin Mincemoyer, Steve Millar, Lisa di Donato, Sonjie Feliciano Solomon, Patrick J. Campbell and Leah Beeferman); Opening Lines, Winter 2009, curated by Susan Goldwitz (Artists include: Michael Beatty, John Bisbee, Catherine Carter, Christine Hiebert, Masako Kamiya, Sol LeWitt, Anne Lilly, Agnes Martin, David Moore, Jennifer Perry, Tina ManWarren Roche-Kelly, Richard Serra and Jill Weber); Material Meditation, Fall 2008, curated by Denise Driscoll (Artists include Jodi Colella, Linc Cornell, Denise Driscoll, Michael Frassinelli, Lisa Kellner and Yuya Shiratori); Spothunters, Spring 2006, curated by Caleb Neelon (Artists include Shepard Fairey, Greg “SP.ONE” Lamarche, Monster Project and Caleb “SONIK” Neelon).
For more information, please contact Kathleen Smith, Exhibitions Director at 617-964-3424.
VIDEOS from Catherine D'Ignazio, Fall 2011 Curator Workshop