The New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) is currently accepting proposals.
This open-call program investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts and makes diverse curatorial visions possible. It encourages emerging curators and artist-curators to realize experimental exhibitions within a large, non-profit exhibition space. We accept proposals involving two or more artists and at least one public presentation.
Our 2,500 square-foot gallery is a converted church with a 25-foot vaulted ceiling. Curators of accepted proposals receive a 1,000 USD stipend as well as administrative, installation, marketing & P.R. support.
The New Art Center has a 35-year tradition of using its Main Gallery for group exhibitions curated by an independent curator. Since May 1991, we have continued this tradition through our Curatorial Opportunity Program’s public call for proposals.
- Use the links to the left to learn more about the program’s guidlines and how to apply.
- Click here to submit your proposal.
Far from Indochine, curated by Chuong-Ðài Võ, 2014. Image courtesy of Will Howcroft.
All of our COP workshops for this season have passed; however, we encourage interested parties to attend our COP “Office Hours” on Saturday, April 4, from 1-4PM. For this informal event, you are invited to bring your laptop and your crunch-time questions. We will provide the answers and the snacks.
More information on the Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP):
- Interview with Exhibitions Director covering the Curatorial Opportunity Program published in Massachusetts Cultural Council’s blog ArtSake