Visual Arts Curation:
- Online Application
- Letter of Recommendation
(from an educator or professional with direct knowledge and experience of the applicant
and their work)
- Resume or CV
- A chronological list of curated shows, exhibitions,
etc. (including collaborators, organizational hosts, and artists if applicable,
- A 750-word (maximum) statement identifying the
applicant’s approach to visual arts curation, innovation within the field, the
applicant’s stage of professional and artistic development (what skills or
professional development opportunities are you seeking and why?), and how the
Fellowship will enable them to move to the next stage of artistic achievement.
- A 250-word (maximum) statement articulating how the applicant hopes
to make an impact on the Asian American artistic community (within the cultural
community, the field of visual arts, or as a part of society-at-large) through
- A 500-word (maximum) statement describing the applicant’s annual
income and expenses and how the funds would be utilized if chosen as a Fellow.
- Up to 3 curatorial projects (past, current, or upcoming) that best
represent the curator’s artistic point of view (limit: 15 images/videos per
project). Images should be formatted in tiff or jpeg format (for videos, mp4, mov, or m4v). In addition, please provide the following information
for each of the projects: a) title of project, b) date, c) presenting/exhibition
location, d) participating artists, and e) a curatorial statement. Additional supporting materials, such as
wall texts and brochures are recommended, but optional. Samples should show
breadth and ability of the curator. The strongest applicants will be able to
demonstrate clarity of voice, creative drive, and unique positioning through
Applications must be submitted
electronically by 11:59pm EST on Thursday, March 15 2018.
The applicant MUST:
Wednesday, February 28: Case Studies: Socially Engaged Arts
- Be 30 years of age or younger
(born July 15, 1988 or later)
- Not be currently enrolled as a full-time or
part-time student in a degree-granting program during the fellowship period
(July 2018 – March 2019)
- Be a resident of New York City
(Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, or Staten Island)
- Be available to participate in
the fellowship orientation and career coaching sessions in summer 2018 (exact
- All applicants must attend at
least one of two Alliance panel events in February/March 2018 focusing on
visual arts practice and visual arts curation:
March 6: Case Studies: Behind-the-Scenes
more information on these events, please visit: http://aaartsalliance.org/van-lier-2018
- Artistic Merit: Clarity of
voice, creative drive, and unique positioning based upon body of work and work samples
submitted. Demonstrated ability to innovate within their practice.
- Community Impact: Articulation
of interest to make a significant impact on the Asian American arts community. This can be within the
cultural community, within the field of visual arts, or society-at-large.
Direct narrative addressing this criteria is recommended.
- Potential for Growth: Extent
to which the Fellowship will have a positive impact on the applicant’s goals
- Financial Need: Demonstrated
need for financial support based upon applicant’s explanation
of annual income and expenses. Finalists may be asked to provide further
Current Alliance staff, board members, and review panelists are not eligible. Immediate family of board members and review panelists are not eligible.
The Fellow will be announced
in May 2018.