Published May 14, 2021

Call for Applications: IA Current Curator

Application Deadline: June 7, 2021

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InterAccess currently seeks an emerging curator to join the organization under the auspices of the IA Current Program, which supports the professional development of emerging curators and artists interested in new media and electronic arts practices. The IA Current Curator will use their unique vision and critical perspective to research, develop, and execute the 20th annual IA Current Exhibition. 

The exhibition will be presented as an online exhibition. The virtual exhibition will be hosted on a website created in collaboration with the selected curator for seven weeks beginning in November 2021.

The IA Current Curator will receive a total fee of $1500 upon the public launch of the exhibition.

Eligibility Criteria

+ InterAccess welcomes applications from Canadian undergraduate and graduate students in a related field of study, recent graduates, and emerging professionals with fewer than four consecutive years of related professional experience.
+ The IA Current Curator must demonstrate an interest in web-based arts practices. Please note any relevant experience with web design, coding, and/or graphic design in your application.
+ The IA Current Curator must be available remotely for key dates between August 25, 2021 – January 22, 2022.

InterAccess is committed to equity and strongly encourages applications from equity-seeking communities, including individuals who are Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQ-identified, Gender Diverse, Two-Spirit, and Persons with Disabilities. 

Submission Requirements

+ Statement outlining your curatorial interests (250 words maximum)
+ Exhibition proposal including the name of at least one emerging artist you would like to work with (250 words maximum)
+ CV
+ One reference

Only email submissions will be considered. Please send a single PDF file to with the subject line “IA Current Curator Application.” We thank all those who apply, however we will only contact those selected for an interview.


The InterAccess Current (IA Current) program supports the professional development of emerging curators and artists interested in new media and electronic practices. Each year, InterAccess selects an emerging curator, who works closely with InterAccess staff to conceptualize and execute an exhibition of works by emerging artists. “Current” refers to the now, of course, but it is also an energetic charge that causes light, heat, and all manner of electronic life; an apt metaphor for emergent creative practices within the ever-expanding field of new media. 

Image: Marissa Sean Cruz, PLAY(ing in my) PEN(ding doom), 2020. Exhibited in the 19th annual IA Current exhibition, QUEERSPHERE, curated by Sean Sandusky and Dana Snow.

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