Visual Gallery Curatorial Resident
Elastic Arts is looking for our next Visual Arts Curator. This one-year residency is designed for someone looking to start, grow, or refresh their curatorial practice. Elastic Arts is a 2,500 sq.-ft. space devoted to adventurous music, performance, and art. We present roughly five public performances each week that range from jazz to electronic experimental music, EDM, post-punk, noise, puppetry, poetry, performance art... at an all-ages, low-cost venue. The space offers artists a unique opportunity to present work to hundreds of people each week, many of whom do not attend other galleries or museums, and to present work that responds to a very diverse range of audiences.
The Visual Gallery Curator at Elastic Arts will be responsible for planning, programming, and coordinating visual art for the gallery area at Elastic Arts from September 2021 through August 2022. The Visual Gallery program presents exhibitions on a quarterly basis. Each exhibition runs for approximately eight to ten weeks, leaving a two-week window for other, shorter event programs that include visual components (not covered by this residency). Beyond selecting the artists, the Visual Gallery Curator is responsible for ensuring artists sign necessary contracts, install and de-install shows, create/gather support materials for promoting events, producing opening receptions, and various other tasks as needed to fulfill their residency requirements. In addition the Visual Arts Curator writes a critical essay/review/interview for their shows to be included in the quarterly Graphic Notes publication produced by Elastic Arts. There is an annual stipend of $1,000 divided quarterly at each opening.
Elastic Arts is a 501c(3) non-profit organization fostering artistic exploration from a versatile Chicago venue by programming and presenting multifaceted performance and exhibition. Elastic Arts fosters a community of music, art and performance in the Avondale/Logan Square neighborhoods of Chicago and beyond through developing, hosting, producing, and promoting creative, independent, and local music concerts, exhibitions, and multi-arts performances. www.elasticarts.org.
Should you have any additional questions regarding the residency, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
July 21, 2021 - Applications Due
August 2-6 - 2021 - Selected Candidate Interviews
August 11 - 2021 - Curator Confirmed
September 18, 2021 - Curator Announced at Elastic grand opening event
October 2021 - New Curator's First Opening
Please answer the application below to be considered for the 2021-2022 Visual Arts Curatorial Residency at Elastic Arts.
All candidates must be 21 years of age or older.
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