Monday, June 25, 2012

Arlington Center for the Arts Call for Proposals

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE) OR (EMAIL)

July 15, 2012
January 15, 2013

Call for Proposals
Gibbs Gallery Guest Curator Program

Arlington Center for the Arts
Arlington, MA

The Gibbs Gallery of the Arlington Center for the Arts accepts proposals for six-week, group exhibitions. Proposals may include work in any visual media and may be organized around any theme or technique. The Gibbs Gallery seeks proposals by both established and emerging artists. The ideas, values, and vision expressed by the curatorial proposal need to be clear and explicit. Experimental work, multimedia work and installations are encouraged but must fit the available space. Curators may include their own work in the exhibit, but it should illuminate or develop the exhibition's concept.

Proposals must include at least two artists, and proposals for 3 or more artists are preferred.

Applications are reviewed twice annually. Submission Deadlines are January 15 and July 15

Application Procedure (truncated)

Submissions may be sent either via mail or electronically. Please submit:
  1. A brief curator's statement describing your exhibit concept. Include an explanation of how the pieces fit into your vision of the exhibit. In your proposal, translate your idea for the exhibition layout as concretely as possible, particularly if there are 3-D pieces.
  2. A resume for each artist included in the exhibit proposal.
  3. An artist's statement from each artist.
  4. Submit a maximum of 20 slides total showing either actual or representative work.

Full details (including Curator Responsibilities and Gallery Support from Arlington Center for the Arts) are outlined on the website:

Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA 02474
Ph: 781-648-6220