Worthless Studios Curatorial Fellowship

1-800 HAPPY BIRTHDAY CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: February 15, 2024

WORTHLESSSTUDIOS, in partnership with Even/Odd, is pleased to announce its 1-800 Happy Birthday Curatorial Fellowship.

1-800 Happy Birthday is a multimedia, experiential public art project and exhibition honoring Black and Brown victims of police killings and systematic racism by allowing loved ones and the public to leave and listen to voicemails left on the birthdays of those unjustly killed by police – the celebrants.

First launched in 2020 as a digital voicemail project created by Even/Odd Artistic Director Mohammad Gorjestani, 1-800 Happy Birthday joined forces with WORTHLESSSTUDIOS in 2022 to bring the digital platform into the physical realm. In partnership with the family members of the twelve original celebrants – Dujuan Armstrong, Sandra Bland, Philando Castile, Stephon Clark, Fred Cox, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Xzavier Hill, Donovon Lynch, Sean Monterrosa, Tony Robinson and Mario Woods – WORTHLESSSTUDIOS evolved their 10,000 square foot warehouse into a community-accessible exhibition centered around twelve upcycled New York City payphones, where visitors could listen to the voicemails left for each celebrant. 

WORTHLESSSTUDIOS and Even/Odd are now looking ahead to the third phase of the project: a second public exhibition to take place in 2025, in which the families of the twelve original honorees will bring their loved ones’ stories to a national audience. To usher in this next phase, we’re collaboratively partnering with Campaign Zero to search for a Curatorial Fellow to create and implement the long-term strategic and artistic plans for this new iteration of the project, working closely and collaboratively with the families, Gorjestani, and WORTHLESSSTUDIOS.

The 1-800 Happy Birthday Curatorial Fellowship is generously funded by the Mellon Foundation and graciously supported by Campaign Zero.

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POSITION DETAILS 

  • Position Type: 1099 Contractor 
  • Start Date: March 1, 2024 
  • Contract Term: December 31st, 2024
  • Time Commitment: ~ 20 hours per week (Hybrid work model, New York or San Francisco based preferable) 
  • Compensation Range: $34,000 – $42,000

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-3 years of community organizing experience
  • Experience working with museums, cultural institutions or grassroots social justice organizations focused on abolition and the harms of policing
  • Experience in facilitation, transformative justice, and/or healing justice work

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Art installation and/or public art project management experience 
  • 1-2 years of project management experience 
  • Experience with adapting or scaling a project 
  • Capacity to work closely with families who have lost loved ones to policing or who are otherwise directly impacted by grief 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills 
  • Available to travel domestically

Website link: https://www.worthlessstudios.org/1800-happy-birthday-curatorial-fellowship/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=linktree&utm_campaign=1-800+happy+birthday+curatorial+fellowship

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    January 30, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    February 15, 2024 12:00 am
  • Status
    Expired
  • Location
  • Address
    7 KNICKERBOCKER AVENUE, BROOKLYN NY 11237
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Event Details
  • Start Date
    January 30, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    February 15, 2024 12:00 am
  • Status
    Expired
  • Location
  • Address
    7 KNICKERBOCKER AVENUE, BROOKLYN NY 11237
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