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.
Curator Workshop featuring Henriette Hildisch
Wednesday March 22, 6PM, $10
About the Presenter: Henriette Huldisch is curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts and recently organized Edgar Arceneaux: Written in Smoke and Fire (2016/17), Tala Madani: First Light (2015) and Rosa Barba: The Color Out of Space (2015/16). Previously, she worked at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Contemporary Art – Berlin and organized exhibitions with Harun Farocki, Anthony McCall, and others. From 2010-2014, Huldisch also served as Visiting Curator at Cornerhouse, Manchester, and from 2004-2008, she was assistant curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, where curated or co-curated shows such as the 2008 Whitney Biennial; Small: The Object in Film, Video, and Slide Installation; Full House: Views of Whitney's Collection at 75; and more.
Curator Workshop with Dan Byers
Mannion Family Senior Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Wednesday, April 26, 6PM, $10
More information on the Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP):