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CURATOR
RESIDENCY

Applications open August 15th

MUCE RESIDENT CURATORS 21-22

General Info

MUCE Resident Curators 2022 Program offers Gallery space at the MUCE Campus for exceptional emerging and professional curators to enhance their creative and curatorial skills at the MUCE Campus Gallery. Resident Curators will direct the MUCE gallery, by producing (1) independent exhibit and managing (1) Group Exhibition.   This 1-year residency is dedicated to curators whose work/themes/research explore or are influenced by cultural concepts within the African Diaspora.   MUCE Resident Curators are provided space to develop their practice, collaborate with other artist and participate in exhibitions, public programming, business development courses, and community outreach initiatives.

Program Benefits

  • Access to the MUCE Campus and gallery to create new works

  • Free Residential street parking

  • Curation of (2) exhibitions; 1 independent + 1 Resident Artist Group Exhibition

  • Opportunity to engage with local, national, and international curators, artists, as well as participate in studio visits, exhibitions, public programs, and community outreach initiatives.

  • Access to MUCE special pricing with print, frame, and paint vendors

  • Wi-Fi access

  • 40 hours weekly access to MUCE Campus to work

  • At the completion of the program, priority review for show submissions, first-access to paid gigs,

  • ​$450/ month stipend (Lead Curator | 6 months) $200 (Curatorial Assistant | 6 months)

Eligibility and Requirements

Please apply only if you are a practicing curator who:

  • needs space and time to develop new works and can actively engage in The MUCE Resident Curator program

  • able to commit to 4 hours weekly to volunteer for MUCE Campus projects/ Needs

  • able to commit to 12-15 hours per week developing new works, planning, and completing gallery hours

  •  curate (1) independent exhibit, and oversee the planning of (1) Group Show with MUCE Resident Artist

  • Organize (1) event per exhibit in collaboration with unique community partners

  • Attend openings and assist with set up/takedown, greet visitors, communicate about the artworks, and offer them for sale

  • With the support of MUCE’s team, coordinate the press, promotion, and social media work, installation/de-installation, networking, member onboarding, community events, artwork sales;

  • wants to grow their craft as a professional curator and contribute to Miami’s cultural scene

  • is a cultural member of or with heritage from the African Diaspora that influences the context of your work

  • Eligible to work in the US

  • Will assist and support another curatorial fellow in their development of work

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications Open: August 15th 

Submission Deadline: September 1

Notification Date: September 15

Residency begins: October 1

Click here to submit online.

 

Prepare the items below for your submission:

  1. Full contact information

  2. A short statement of why you want to join MUCE Resident Curator Program and what you hope to accomplish over the course of 6 months (max 250 words)

  3. A brief description of your practice/style/research and how it explores or is influenced by the African Diaspora (max 200 words)

  4. Describe one project with 2-6 artist that is ready to be shown or you plan on developing further if granted residency (max 300 words)

  5. Headshot, Resume, Curatorial Bio

  6. Work Samples Provide a link to work samples (Up to 10 images or 10 video links of recent works)

  7. Two References