Call for applications – 2015-16 Curatorial Residents, 221A, Vancouver, Canada
221A is a non-profit artist-run centre that presents exhibitions, talks, publications and special projects that explore the role of design in the shaping of contemporary societies. 221A is seeking proposals from practicing artists, designers, architects, academics and/or curators, including curatorial collectives, for the 2015-16 Curatorial Residency Program. Started in 2010, the Curatorial Residencies program was implemented to diversify our curatorial approach. Residents take on the critical function of working both inside and outside of the organization, offering their experience and ideas towards the continued development of the organization.
3-5 selected residents conduct independent research and develop a curatorial project plan over the course of 2015, and execute a project during 2016. Curatorial residents are expected to develop a work plan that reflects their individual practice, while meeting presentation deliverables established by the organization.
Proposals must discuss a viewpoint, theory or approach that the project hopes to foster in relation to the organization’s mandate. Additionally, selected curatorial residents are expected to participate in the Curatorial Committee, meeting monthly, to offer feedback to other curatorial residents and the overall program. The committee offers a space for reflection on the wider program at 221A and a connection between curatorial residents, staff and community.
Deadline, Saturday, January 31, 2015 no later than 11:59pm PST