Call for applications – Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP), he New Art Center, Newton, USA
The New Art Center in Newton, Massachusetts, supports the development of visual artists and cultivates a community that appreciates art. We are a Boston-adjacent non-profit corporation that serves over 2,500 students annually in hundreds of classes and workshops. We have one of the few mid-sized nonprofit exhibition spaces in New England, which attracts over 4,500 visitors annually. The New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program is well respected in New England’s visual arts community. This program is a unique vehicle for curators and artists to collaborate and present thoughtful, innovative concepts. It is the foundation of our Connections Program for gallery education.
The New Art Center has a 35-year tradition of using its Main Gallery for group exhibitions curated by an independent curator. Since May 1991, we have continued this tradition through our Curatorial Opportunity Program’s public call for proposals.
This open-call program investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts and makes diverse curatorial visions possible. It encourages emerging curators and artist-curators to realize experimental exhibitions within a large, non-profit exhibition space. We accept proposals involving two or more artists and at least one public presentation.