InterAccess Current Emerging Curator

Date Posted: May 15, 2018
Application Deadline: Jun 01, 2018
Start Date: Jun 19, 2018

Salary: $500.00
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Contract
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

InterAccess

Founded in 1983, InterAccess is a non-profit gallery, educational facility, production studio, and festival dedicated to emerging practices in art and technology. Our programs support art forms that integrate technology, fostering and supporting the full cycle of art and artistic practice through education, production, and exhibition. InterAccess is regarded as a preeminent Canadian arts and technology centre.



Job Description

InterAccess currently seeks a bold and engaged emerging curator to join the organization under the auspices of the IA Current Program which supports the professional development of emerging curators and artists interested in new media and electronic practices.

The IA Current Curator will use their unique vision and critical perspective to research, develop, and execute the 17th Annual IA Current Exhibition. This exhibition will be mounted in the main gallery for four weeks beginning in November 2018 and will feature the work of emerging artists. 
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The IA Current Curator will be paid a curatorial fee upon successful installation of the exhibition.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • In collaboration with the Programming Coordinator, establish a flexible schedule for in-gallery and offsite research between June and September 2018
  • Develop a coherent and relevant exhibition theme from an open call for submissions, select a maximum of five works by emerging new media artists based in Canada
  • Assist in drafting an exhibition budget, artist contracts, and other materials in accordance with InterAccess standards and practices
  • Write a short curatorial statement for marketing purposes and an extended exhibition essay
  • Lead a curator’s tour of the exhibition
  • Coordinate and manage installation and strike with the support of technical staff at InterAccess


Requirements:

  • InterAccess welcomes applications from undergraduate and graduate students in a related field of study, recent graduates, and emerging professionals with fewer than four consecutive years of related professional experience
  • The IA Current Curator must be available for key dates between October 23rd - November 7th 2018 and December 8th - 11th 2018.


How to Apply:

  • Cover letter
  • Brief statement outlining your curatorial interests (250 words maximum)
  • Brief exhibition proposal including the name of at least one artist you would like to work with (250 words maximum)
  • Current CV
  • One reference
Only email submissions will be considered. Please send a single PDF file to art@interaccess.org with the subject line “IA Current Curator Application.”

We thank all those who apply, however we will only contact those selected for an interview.

Contact Info:

Email: art@interaccess.org
Website: http://interaccess.org/

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