Monday, December 29, 2008

Maryland Art Place 7th Annual Curators' Incubator Program

Deadline: January 9, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. (POSTMARK) & (Hand Delivery)

7th Annual Curators' Incubator Program

Maryland Art Place
Baltimore, Maryland
Exhibition Dates: September 15-October 24, 2009

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is proud to announce a call for curators to participate in its Seventh Annual Curators' Incubator exhibition competition. This program was developed to encourage diversity and mentor emerging curators, while offering a flash-point look at contemporary art in the community.

Curators' proposals will be juried by MAP's Programming Advisory Committee in the early spring of 2009. Selected curators will be chosen to fully develop their exhibition proposals for an exhibition scheduled September 15-October 24, 2009. All participants must be available to participate in a gallery talk and attend a reception on Friday, September 25, 2009 from 6-8pm.

MAP welcomes discussion with curators prior to the deadline to assist in developing strong proposals.

The call for entry requires that curators complete an application form and submit a proposal, outlining the curators' ideas and goals in a statement of intent, while including a short bio for each artist intended to be included in the exhibition. Curators may not include themselves in the exhibition. After the initial review of proposals, a small number of curators will be asked to advance to the second phase of the application process where they will submit additional information, including images of artists’ work being proposed for inclusion in the exhibition. Curators will be asked to come to MAP to present their proposals and if selected, will receive individual mentorship as they work to develop their exhibitions for debut in MAP’s galleries and to strengthen their curatorial writing in preparation for publication in a program catalogue.

Selected curators will be responsible for coordinating the delivery and both the installation and de-installation of artists’ work. They will also be responsible for unusual expenses regarding the installation and removal of their exhibitions, and must sign an agreement that their exhibition space will be returned to its original condition.

There is no fee to participate in the Curators’ Incubator program.

The deadline for submitting materials to be considered for the Seventh Annual Curators’ Incubator Program is 5pm, January 9, 2009. Materials can be either hand-delivered to MAP or post marked.

For more information about this and other programs, please visit or call to speak with a MAP staff member at (410) 962-8565.

7th Annual Curators' Incubator Prospectus (pdf)

7th Annual Curators' Incubator Application (pdf)

Maryland Art Place
8 Market Place, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21202