In 2014 Arlington Arts Center launched an initiative to provide a platform for curators looking for opportunities to workshop unrealized ideas for exhibitions, and now we’re bringing it back to AAC in 2016!
This program supports curators by helping develop exhibitions from conception to realization and providing critical professional development over a nine-month period.
The program creates a unique opportunity to support curators with new and inventive ideas as well as the creation and presentation of new work by emerging artists.
Three to four curators will be invited to each create a distinct group exhibition employing the curatorial themes of their choice. Curators will write a curatorial essay that will be available as part of each exhibition and in an accompanying catalog. Additionally, curators will attend three to four workshops in preparation for their shows.
These working meetings will include a kick-off event; a session with established curators to workshop ideas; a session with established writers to get feedback and advice on curatorial essays; and an opportunity to discuss exhibition design and logistics with our staff.
Finally, AAC will host an event for this exhibition during which each curator will be required to give a gallery talk.