SOMArts Cultural Center requests proposals for exhibitions in the Main Gallery for the November 2012 – August 2013 season. This request is open to artists, independent curators and arts organizations presenting contemporary work in any medium. Full information about the submission process and requirements can be found here.
Financial support provided by The Commons Curatorial Residency enables artists to continue their professional development, form new collaborative partnerships, and engage community residents through programming that serves the mission of SOMArts: to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures.
Artists/curators selected for exhibition funding receive project grants up to $1500, exhibition space in the SOMArts Main Gallery, installation, technical and event production support, and community engagement/public relations support valued at $23,000. Four residencies are awarded each season and are designed to support emerging and mid‐career artists, as well as artists exploring new and challenging ideas.
There are multiple opportunities to learn about the Commons Curatorial Residency program and to tour the gallery space before the Letter of Intent is due on Thursday, November 3, 2011.
Monday, October 17 at noon and Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30PM
Two virtual opportunities to talk directly to The Commons program organizers and ask any questions you might have about the application process. RSVP to receive a link to join the online Q&A session.
Thursday, October 20, 2011, 6:30PM to 7:30PM
Visit the facilities at SOMArts, get a sense of the gallery space, meet the program staff, and ask questions about the application process.
Photos from past exhibitions curated by The Commons Curatorial Residency recipients.