PLATFORM centre curatorial Residency

PLATFORM centre is now accepting curatorial research proposals for a Curator in Residence

The curator will conceptualize and organize a group exhibition to be presented during our 2024-2025 exhibition year. This open call aims to support and foster independent curatorial research and seeks proposals that activate and challenge PLATFORM’s mandate and mission.

PLATFORM is an artist-run centre dedicated to considering the expanded role of photography in contemporary art. We are a multidisciplinary centre that supports and showcases local, national and international artists and are committed to supporting marginalized and BIPOC voices. To gain a greater understanding of the centre and it’s programming please review our past programming – on our website.

A finalized exhibition is not required for your application. Proposals should describe in detail an original concept for a group exhibition. Proposals should not include specific artists – the focus should be on the concept of the exhibition and it’s importance for the organization and audience.

The successful candidate will receive $3000 CAD curatorial fee, travel and research stipend and administrative, installation, marketing and PR support. Proposals will be adjudicated by the strength of the exhibition concept and the curator’s ability to both communicate and realize it. Applications will be reviewed by a jury including PLATFORM staff, board members and community members. For any questions about submitting to this open call please contact PLATFORM staff directly.

develop a group exhibition in consultation with PLATFORM
write a exhibition statement for press release (500 words max)
write a curatorial text for exhibition (1000 words max)
work with selected artists to realize their vision and coordinate with PLATFORM staff
title the exhibition
design exhibition layout
give curatorial tour of the exhibition

Cover letter (1 page max)
Exhibition / curatorial description (1 page max)
CV with relevant and related experience (3 pages max)
10-15 images of related curatorial work and image descriptions
2-3 curatorial writing samples

PLATFORM is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest in this call; however, only the successful applicant will be contacted.

Applications are due 30 April 2024 at midnight CST and must be submitted through the Google Form.


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