Thursday, February 04, 2010

New Art Center: Curatorial Opportunity Program

Deadline: April 12, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Curatorial Opportunity Program

New Art Center
Newtonville, MA
September 2010 – May 2011

We are currently accepting proposals for exhibitions for the 2010-2011 exhibition cycle (September 2010 – May 2011) to be installed in the Main Gallery of the New Art Center in Newton (NAC). The Center has a 31-year tradition of using the Main Gallery for group exhibitions (two persons or more) curated by an exhibiting artist or independent curator. Since May, 1991 we have continued this tradition through a public call for proposals.

Proposals can involve works in a single medium, embrace several mediums, or combine visual arts with poetry, music, film, dance, or other performance. They can be organized around aesthetics or technique; or have social, cultural, historical, intellectual, or political concepts behind them. Proposals that focus on cultural diversity or include artists of diverse backgrounds are encouraged. Proposals that include one or more educational components are strongly encouraged. Curators who are artists themselves may include work in the exhibition, but it should not be the central focus.

All artists are eligible regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, belief, national origin, sexual orientation or physical abilities. While artists and curators from the greater Boston area are encouraged to participate, there are no geographic restrictions. Please keep in mind that NAC does not pay for travel expenses.

Gallery Space
The Gallery is the main hall of a former church, with 25-foot vaulted ceilings, substantial natural light, and 10’ x 6’ movable modular wall panels. The space is approximately 2,000 square feet, with an average width of 39 feet and length of 50+ feet. A maximum of 320 linear feet of wall can be set up. A visit to the gallery prior to application is advised and encouraged.

For each exhibition, the Center provides a curator's stipend to be applied to exhibition related expenses at the curator's discretion. The stipend is awarded after the opening reception. Curators and artists are welcome and encouraged to consult with the New Art Center to seek outside funding to enhance their exhibition presentation or invitation, or to provide for additional advertising. The Center receives a commission on all sales.

COP Guidelines & Application [pdf]

Visit Website for complete details including additional forms and gallery layout:

Questions? Please contact: or at (617) 964-3424

Ceci Mendez
Director of Exhibitions & Community Partnerships
New Art Center
61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA 02460