Call for Applications: IA Current Curator
Application Deadline: Friday, June 7th 2019 (6pm)
Send Applications To: firstname.lastname@example.org
InterAccess currently seeks a bold and engaged 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 practices. The IA Current Curator will use their unique vision and critical perspective to research, develop, and execute the 18th annual IA Current Exhibition. This exhibition will be mounted in the main gallery for four weeks beginning in November 2019 and will feature the work of emerging artists.
The IA Current Curator will be paid a curatorial fee upon successful installation of the exhibition.
+ InterAccess welcomes applications from 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 be available for key dates between October 30th - November 6th 2019 and December 8th - 11th 2019.
+ Cover letter
+ Brief statement outlining your curatorial interests (250 words maximum)
+ Brief exhibition proposal including the name of at least one artist you would like to work with (250 words maximum)
+ Current CV
+ One reference
Only email submissions will be considered. Please send a single PDF file to email@example.com 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.
InterAccess's programming is determined 12-18 months in advance. Exhibitions and events are developed through curatorial research, which includes submissions we receive. A proposal submission does not guarantee an invitation to exhibit.
Interaccess exhibits original projects from artists, curators, and collectives. Keeping with our mission to expand the cultural space of technology, we support electronic, interactive, and new media works in sculpture, installation, video, software, sound/music, and performance.
Presently, our curatorial focus is on:
InterAccess takes practice-based inquiry as an entry point into not only understanding more closely the way technology inhabits our everyday lives, but also serves as a hub, from which hybrid forms and experimental research encourages innovation both in-studio and in-gallery.
Our commitment to interdisciplinary dialogue and transdisciplinary methods encourages an approach that sees the value of heterogeneity and transformation.
Our collaborations with local partners allow us to exchange ideas, cultivate new perspectives and further expand the range of media art practice.
Our collaborations with international partners make InterAccess an important node in the global rhizome of media art outlets.
Applications for exhibition and platform programming are accepted on an ongoing basis. The programming committee is comprised of a staff member, board members who are practicing artists, and an invited artist or curator. Consideration is given to collaboration with local organizations. InterAccess strives for its programming to reflect the diversity of its communities.
Proposals for exhibitions, curatorial projects and special programmes are reviewed on an ongoing basis. InterAccess pays artist fees in accordance with CARFAC and IMAA standards. Please enquire for a gallery floorplan or to receive information about the venue's technical capabilities.
All submissions must be sent digitally.
1. Project Documents
The following should be combined into a single PDF file:
- A project description
- A CV
- A list of support materials (e.g. images, video, audio) with description of content
- Optional - Maximum 2 samples of press written on your work
- Optional - Including your support materials inside the PDF
- You MUST include the title of the project in the PDF as well as the year of submission. (Example "2014_ProjectName.pdf").
2. Support material
You may submit up to 10 items of support material, including jpegs, urls, videos, and software. InterAccess has only a limited amount of time to review each submission. Please limit video selections to 5 minutes in length (include directions and time-codes in the support materials list) and jpegs to 72 dpi. Please limit total size of support materials to no larger than 100 MB.
Be sure to name each parts of your support material with the submission date and title of your project (for example, "YEAR_ProjectName_jpeg1.pdf) and have them correspond with your list of materials.
3. Sending your submission
You can send your proposal to us in one of the following ways:
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org (recommended for submissions of supporting materials under 10MB)
- Wetransfer.com (or other file share) to email@example.com
Be sure to name the subject line of your email or file transfer with the submission date and project name, (Example "YEAR MONTH_ProjectName_submission").
Please allow up to 3 months for the complete review of your proposal.