SOMArts Curatorial Residency Program is a unique opportunity for emerging artists and curators to execute their bold vision for our Main Gallery space. The support provided by the Curatorial Residency enables artists to continue their professional development, form new creative 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 and curators selected for the program receive project grants up to $5,000, exhibition space in the SOMArts Main Gallery, installation, technical and event production support, and community engagement and public relations support from SOMArts’ experienced staff. Three residencies are awarded each season and are designed to support emerging and mid‐career artists, as well as artists exploring new and challenging ideas. This 9-month incubator has supported a wide range of artists, curators and cultural communities ranging from Visions into Infinite Archives (Black Salt Collective, 2016), WorkMORE! #6 (Mica Sigourney, 2014) to Mourning & Scars: 20 Years After The War (Roxana Leiva, 2013).
The deadline to submit residency applications for the 2017–18 season of the SOMArts Curatorial Residency has passed. Please check back in the Fall of 2017 for more information on submitting an application for the 2018–2019 season.
If you submitted an LOI for the 2017–2018 season, you will receive notification of your status by November 11, 2016.
Application Key dates:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 by 5pm: Letter of Intent (LOI) due
Thursday, November 11, 2016: Applicants notified of their application status
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by 5pm: Full applications due
2017–2018 SOMArts Curatorial Residency dates:
Residency 1: December 2017–January 2018
Residency 2: January 2018–February 2018
Residency 3: February 2018–March 2018
DOCUMENTATION OF PAST COMMONS CURATORIAL RESIDENCY AWARDED EXHIBITIONS
February 18–March 23, 2016 | Timeless Motion
January 14–February 10, 2016 | Visions into Infinite Archives
November 19–December 11, 2015 | A Place of Her Own
February 12–March 14, 2015 | Refuge in Refuse: Homesteading Art and Culture Project | Photos
Photo credit: Visions into Infinite Archives, Curated by Black Salt Collective, January 2016. Photo by Dan Fenstermacher.