Creative Arts Workshop (CAW) seeks a guest curator for its fall 2019 exhibition, currently titled Safe Haven: Sanctuary Cities. The exhibition will bring immigrant artists practicing in New Haven and around the country together to explore issues of place, cultural identity, and dislocation. It will draw from a national, open, no-fee call for work in any medium. The exhibition is a vital part of a larger project, which includes workshops and demonstrations, free round table talks and public events. The exhibition and related programs will take place in and around CAW’s galleries, classrooms and professional studio facilities on Audubon Street in New Haven, October 3 – November 9, 2019.
Working closely with CAW staff curator, Robin Green, the guest curator will help design and execute the exhibition and related public programming, including the following:
– craft the call for entry, to be released on June 1, 2019
– develop public programming related to the exhibition
– select artworks for the exhibition and images for publicity use (postcard, website, etc.)
– prepare a curatorial statement that will be incorporated into the press release
– assist with installation design and wall text/label content
– attend opening reception and other public events
– participate in round table discussion.
Immigrant artists with curatorial experience are strongly encouraged to apply. An honorarium of $3,500 will be provided. Please submit a letter of interest and a resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted through April 12, 2019.
ABOUT CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP
Creative Arts Workshop is a nonprofit regional center for the visual arts that has served the Greater New Haven area since 1961. As an arts anchor institution located in the heart of the award-winning Audubon Arts District, CAW offers a wide range of visual arts classes in its own three-story building with fully-equipped studios in eight disciplines, and an active exhibition and public programming schedule. CAW is supported by its membership, tuition fees, sponsorship, contributions from individuals, charitable foundations, public funding, and from special events and art sales.