Monday, February 03, 2014

TASTE 2015 Curatorial Proposals

Deadline: November 1, 2014 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Call for Curatorial Proposals
TASTE 2015

Root Division
San Francisco, CA

Root Division is visual arts nonprofit that connects arts education, exhibitions, and subsidized studios in a unique arts ecosystem. Part of our mission is to offer opportunities for emerging and professional artists to develop, which includes exhibiting work and curating exhibitions. We embrace artists and curators with no experience in these areas as well as those with extensive resumes. As we consider submissions, we intend to include a broad range of artistic practices.

Presented in April each year, TASTE, is one of Root Division’s largest fundraising events and unique exhibitions. The event features inspired local food, drink, art, & music all onsite in Root Division’s gallery & studios.

Each year, a guest curator presents an exhibition relating to the theme of food and drink. This exhibition has its own opening reception on the 2nd Saturday of the month and regular gallery hours, as well as being a prominent feature of the fundraising event.

Our gallery space serves many needs, and as such is a unique environment in which to curate a show. We strongly encourage that you visit our space and our website, familiarize yourself with our past & current exhibition program, and understand the mission of the organization before submitting a proposal. This is especially true for the TASTE exhibition, as there will be chefs and mixologists creating creative food and beverage in the exhibition space on the evening of the fundraiser. (For this reason, large-scale floor installations are not advised.) In order to promote as many artists as possible, we currently only accept proposals for group exhibitions. However, because of the multi-use of the space, we try to limit the amount of artists involved in TASTE to 15.

Strong proposals will be clear & concise, will present innovative & engaging ideas, and will intend to draw a diverse group of participants & visitors. While we do not exclude artists & curators from outside the Bay Area, our primary focus is presenting local emerging artists and local emerging curators.

Review Process:
Our Curatorial Committee of established Bay Area arts professionals meets in March, July & November to review submissions. We have an Initial Review & a Follow-Up Review Process.

Submissions accepted via mail or email.

Submission Fee: $10 fee (must be on file by 11/1/2014 for the email submission to be considered)


Curatorial Proposal Form

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Please call 415.863.7668 or email with any questions.

Root Division
3175 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110