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Thursday, May 28, 2015

CUE announces two Open Calls for Artists and Curators

 

Deadline: June 30, 2015. 11:59pm (EST)

CUE Art Foundation is currently seeking Curatorial Project and Solo Exhibition proposals for the 2016 exhibition season. CUE’s Open Calls provide one deserving curator and one emerging artist the necessary resources to realize an innovative project/exhibition at CUE's storefront location in 2016.
A panel of established curators will select the winners of both Open Calls and serve as mentors to the finalists throughout the exhibition planning process. CUE provides institutional guidance, a stipend, shipping budget, and an accompanying exhibition catalogue featuring an essay written by a participant in CUE’s Young Art Critic Mentoring Program.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION PROGRAM
CUE is pleased to announce the launch of a new artist selection process consisting of a nomination and open call hybrid, with three types of opportunities for artists. This includes four Nominated Solo Exhibitions, one Solo Exhibition Open Call, and one Curatorial Project Open Call. Through the exhibition program, CUE aims to present new and exceptionally strong work by under-recognized and emerging artists based in the United States, and is committed to exhibiting work of all media, genres, and styles from artists of all ages.
The inaugural Solo Exhibition Open Call provides one emerging or under-recognized artist the necessary time and resources to present an exhibition at CUE in 2016. The selected artist will receive valuable mentor support from one established curator on the selection panel including a studio visit and installation guidance in preparation for the exhibition, in addition to a $5,000 stipend and travel allowance, and an accompanying exhibition catalogue with an essay written by a participant in CUE’s Young Art Critic Mentoring Program.

All applications submitted will be considered final and treated as such. Applicants will not, under any circumstances, be permitted to add or edit an application once it has been submitted. All incomplete or duplicate applications will be immediately disqualified.

For questions regarding application requirements, please review the Frequently Asked Questions and check out our list of tips for crafting a strong proposal. For additional information, please contact Shona Masarin-Hurst, Programs Manager: shona@cueartfoundation.org.

ELIGIBILITY FOR UNDER-RECOGNIZED ARTISTS
CUE solo exhibition opportunities are for artists who:
  • Have not had a solo show in a commercial NYC gallery in ten years
  • Do not have current, consistent commercial representation in the United States
  • Are not currently enrolled in a degree program
  • Have a demonstrated, consistent studio practice for three or more years
  • Can be of any nationality, but must currently reside in the United States
GUIDELINES
  • The exhibition program is open to artists working in any discipline
  • Extra consideration will be given to artists who present ideas or topics that are not well-represented in the commercial sector
  • CUE strongly encourages applications that contribute to our ongoing commitment to diversity
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • Resume and Narrative bio 
  • Artist statement – up to 500 words
  • Exhibition proposal that outlines both the background and plan for the exhibition, and the relationship of the support materials to your proposal – up to 1000 words
  • A completed Budget Worksheet form (download here)
  • Detailed work sample list
  •  Work samples:
    • Up to 10 images. Images must be submitted as JPEGs, with filenames formatted as such: ARTISTLASTNAME_1.jpeg.  Images should be optimized for web/screen preview and no larger than 2MB each.
    • And/or 2-4 short video/audio excerpts for video and time-based work Video samples may be .mov or .mp4 with filenames formatted as above. All video/audio excerpts must not exceed 4 minutes each and be accompanied by a link to the full piece online (vimeo is preferred), to be included in the work sample list.
To view a floor plan of the gallery, click here.

CUE Art Foundation is a dynamic visual arts center dedicated to creating essential career and educational opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists of all ages. Through exhibitions, arts education, and public programs, CUE provides artists and audiences with sustaining and meaningful experiences and resources.

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