Curatorial Proposal Series

Application Instructions:

Please compile two pdf documents as per the instructions below. Then, navigate to the application form, linked via the button at the bottom of this page. You will be prompted to attach your documents using a link in the form. Upon completing the form, you will be redirected to complete the $40 application fee. All application materials must be received by the deadline.


The next jury session for Curatorial Proposals begins February 25, 2018. To be considered for exhibition between July and December 2018, please submit your proposal by that date.

Document #1: Text

Title your Text File: “LastName_FirstName_ExhibitionTitle_Proposal.pdf” and compile in the order of sections below.

Exhibition Narrative (Max One Page)

  • Describe the curatorial idea of the exhibit. We suggest including a clear thesis statement in the beginning of the narrative to show how the proposal presents a cohesive exhibition.
  • For Project Proposals (unfinished or installation): in addition to the narrative, describe the proposed work including a timeline. Note if any portion of the project will be created on-site, and remember that the install must be completed in under 3 days.

CV (One Page Max Per Person)

CV/resume of representative curator AND all participating artists

Document #2: Images

Title your Image File: “LastName_FirstName_ExhibitionTitle_Images.pdf”.

Total size of image file should be no more than 10MB.  Images should be high resolution (300 dpi) but no larger than 1500 pixels per largest dimension. It is helpful to size each image appropriately before loading them into one document.

You may include up to 15 Images total for a solo exhibition, or three images per person for a group exhibition (if more than three people).

  • Please place each image on its own page, size large
  • List information directly underneath each image: Artist, Title, medium, dimensions, year, and actual or representative
  • For video/audio work: please include links for online streaming instead of still images
  • If applying with all video or audio work, you do not need to include an images pdf, simply include all links in your text document

For Project Proposals

  • Include sketches and/or mockups of work that you plan on including in the exhibit
  • Include images of past work if relevant to this project, and elaborate

For Existing Artwork Proposals

  • At least 50% of included work must be from within the last two years; exceptions possible upon request
  • If applying with sculpture, providing a floor plan is highly suggested