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).
Residency applications are no longer being accepted for the 2016-17 Commons Curatorial Residency season. The curatorial residency application process for 2017–18 will open in September 2016. Stay tuned for more details and sign up for SOMArts’ newsletter or visit the opportunities page to receive individual artist opportunities throughout the year.
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: Refuge in Refuse, 2015 Commons Curatorial Residency recipient.