Curatorial Residency


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 a letter of intent for the 2018–19 season of the SOMArts Curatorial Residency is Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Click here for more details and proposal guidelines. 

DOCUMENTATION OF PAST SOMArts CURATORIAL RESIDENCY EXHIBITIONS

March 9–April 6, 2017 FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE Photos

January 26–February 25, 2017 We’re Still Working: The Art of Sex Work Photos

December 1, 2016–January 12, 2017 Touch On Photos

February 18–March 23, 2016 Timeless Motion Photos

January 14–February 10, 2016 Visions into Infinite Archives Photos

November 19–December 11, 2015 A Place of Her Own Photos

March 24–April 23, 2015 DIS/PLAY Photos

February 12–March 14, 2015 Refuge in Refuse: Homesteading Art and Culture Project Photos 

January 8–February 4, 2015 Glamorgeddon: The Spectacle Photos

March 29–April 24, 2014 | Work MORE! #6  |  Photos

February 22–March 22, 2014 | Hidden Cities |  Photos

January 14–February 13, 2014 | All Possible Futures |  Photos

April 5–26, 2013 | Dial Collect |   Photos

March 8–29, 2013 | Overturn the Artifice Photos

February 1–28, 2013 | Mourning & Scars: 20 Years After the War | Photos

July 6–28, 2012 | Performing Community | Photos

February 3–29, 2012 | At War  | Photos

November 4–30, 2011 | Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze | Photos

July 1–July 29, 2011 | The Book | Photos

April 8–28, 2011  |  Spread: California Conceptualism Then and Now  |  Photos

March 5–31, 2011 | Breathed…Unsaid… | Photos

February 4–24, 2011 | A Sensory Feast | Photos

November 5–30, 2010 | I Live Here: SF  | Photos

Photo credit: Visions into Infinite Archives, Curated by Black Salt Collective, January 2016. Photo by Dan Fenstermacher.