Center for Craft accepts Curatorial Fellowship program applications

Press release from Center for Craft:

2020 Curatorial Fellowship
Deadline: February 8, 2019 at 5pm

The Curatorial Fellowship is a yearlong program created to give emerging craft curators a platform to explore and test new ideas about craft. Three Curatorial Fellows will be selected to fully develop and mount their proposed exhibition in the Center for Craft’s gallery, located in Asheville, North Carolina, during the 2020 exhibition season. The Curatorial Fellows will work with the Center for Craft staff to produce the exhibition, develop didactic material and an exhibition catalog, and deliver a curatorial talk.

Selected curators will receive:

• $5,000 honorarium (50% in advance, 50% upon completion of project)

• $8,000 exhibition budget

• Summer/Fall 2019 site visit to the Center for Craft in Asheville, NC

• Marketing of exhibition through print and web material

• Production of an exhibition publication

• Professional exhibition photography

• Curator’s talk/tour at the Center for Craft

• 1 year, individual membership to Association of Art Museum Curators

Grant Goals

To provide visibility and professional development opportunities for emerging makers

To financially support the careers of emerging makers

To recognize and affirm emerging talent


Proposals are sought from individuals, two-person teams, and collectives for exhibitions to be considered in the Center for Craft’s 2020 exhibition season. No prior curatorial experience is necessary. An experienced curator on staff will be available to provide guidance and support during the program. Extra consideration will be given to applicants beginning their career as a curator. The Center for Craft welcomes proposals that contribute to our on-going commitment to diversity.

Applicants must be able to receive taxable income for the duration of the Fellowship and report this grant as income.

Applicants must be must 21 years of age or older.

Center for Craft employees, contractors, board members or one of their immediate family members ineligible to apply.

Previous recipients of the Curatorial Fellowship are ineligible to apply.

Learn more here.

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