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NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2018-2019 FELLOWSHIPS

NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR 2018-2019 FELLOWSHIPS

New Fellows Welcomed for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

New York, NY, November 13, 2017 – The New-York Historical Society is now accepting applications for its prestigious fellowship program for the 2018–2019 academic year. Leveraging its rich  collections of documents, artifacts, and works of art detailing American history from the perspective of New York City, New-York Historical’s fellowships—open to scholars at various times during their academic careers—provide scholars with material resources and an intellectual community to develop new research and publications that illuminate complex issues of the past.

Visit nyhistory.org/library/fellowships for instructions and application checklists for each fellowship. The application deadline for all fellowships is January 8, 2018. The available fellowships include:

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships in Women’s History
The two recipients of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History should have a strong interest in the fields of women’s and public history. This unique part-time fellowship introduces young scholars to work outside the academy in public history and may not directly correspond with their dissertation research. They must be currently enrolled students in good standing in a relevant PhD program in the humanities. The Predoctoral Fellows will be in residence part time at the New-York Historical Society for one academic year, between September 5, 2018 and June 29, 2019, with a stipend of $15,000 per year. This position is not full time and will not receive full benefits.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
The fellowship is available to individuals who have completed their formal professional training and have a strong record of accomplishment within their field. There is no restriction relating to age or academic status of applicants. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply if they have lived in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $42,000, plus benefits. This fellowship will begin September 5, 2018 and will end June 29, 2019.

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships
Offered jointly with the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School, two Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships are open to scholars who will have completed their PhD in History or American Studies before the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. Fellows will teach one course per semester at Eugene Lang College in addition to conducting focused research in residence at the New-York Historical Society. These fellows carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. The fellowship will begin September 1, 2018 and will end June 29, 2019.

Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation – Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship
This fellowship will be awarded to an early-career scholar. Research projects should expand public understanding of New York State history and should include research based on the collections and resources of the New-York Historical Society. This ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. The fellowship will begin September 5, 2018 and will last through June 29, 2019.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship will be awarded to a candidate who has earned their PhD between 2013 and 2015. Research projects should be based in some way on the collections and resources of New-York Historical. This ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. The fellowship will begin September 5, 2018 and will last through June 29, 2019.

Short-Term Fellowships
New-York Historical Society awards a variety of short-term fellowships to enable researchers to conduct research on site for two-to-four week periods.  Each award brings with it a stipend of $2,000. The fellowship period runs from July 1, 2018 through June 29, 2019. Applicants should apply simply for a short-term fellowship. New-York Historical will decide which fellowship to award a successful applicant based on the particular proposal.

2017-2018 Fellows at the New-York Historical Society

New-York Historical is also pleased to announce 12 fellows, now in residence during the 20172018 academic year. New-York Historical offers fellowships to scholars dedicated to understanding and promoting American history. Fellowship positions at the New-York Historical Society are made possible by the generous support of Bernard and Irene Schwartz, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, Sid Lapidus, the Lehrman Institute, and Patricia and John Klingenstein. All fellows receive research stipends while in residency, and Bernard & Irene Schwartz Fellows each teach two courses at Eugene Lang College at the New School for Liberal Arts during their year as resident scholars. This year’s fellows are:

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES FELLOW
Joseph Murphy, an adjunct instructor at Hunter College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and Adams State University, is the 2017-2018 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow. He received a BA in history from Temple University in 2004, an MPhil in history from CUNY Graduate Center in 2014, and a PhD and certificate in American studies from CUNY in 2016. “Neither a Slave Nor a King: The Antislavery Project and the Origins of the Civil War and Reconstruction,” examines how antislavery forces developed an alternative vision of the American nation-state which provoked a constitutional crisis and set the stage for a new order based solely on fundamental human equality. Dr. Murphy’s research recovers the antislavery origins of the Civil War and Reconstruction, clarifying the terms of the sectional crisis while upending some long held beliefs about 19th-century politics and reform. In order to complete two chapters of his scholarly monograph and incorporate additional research into two more, Dr. Murphy will make extensive use of New-York Historical’s archival collections. Among other sources, Murphy will rely heavily on the Slavery Collection and Civil War Papers. He will also consult its collection of broadsides and anti-slavery newspapers, such as the Free Soil Advocate.


ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION FELLOWS

Sarah Gronningsater, assistant professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellows for 2017-2018. She received an AB in history and literature from Harvard University in 2003, an MSt in history from Oxford in 2004, and a PhD from the University of Chicago in 2014. Gronningsater’s project, “The Arc of Abolition: The Children of Gradual Emancipation and the Origins of National Freedom,” explores the long and legally-oriented transition from slavery to freedom in New York, from the first widespread Quaker emancipations in the mid-18th century to the passage of the Reconstruction amendment at the conclusion of the Civil War. During her tenure at New-York Historical, Gronningsater intends to fine tune her manuscript, completing research for certain chapters and completely rewriting others. She will be consulting New-York Historical’s extensive holdings of family papers from prominent citizens in New York, both slave-holding and otherwise, the Gilder Lehrman collections, and more.

 

Julia Rose Kraut is a legal historian who recently served as the inaugural Judith S. Kaye Fellow for the Historical Society of the New York Courts and is one of two recipients of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fellowship for the 2017-2018 year at New-York Historical.  Dr. Kraut received a BA in history from Columbia University in 2003. She received a JD in 2006 from American University Washington College of Law, and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2008. Dr. Kraut received a PhD in history from New York University in 2015. Dr. Kraut’s book project is a legal, social, and political history of the exclusion and deportation of foreigners from the U.S.  based on their beliefs, associations, and expressions.  Her manuscript is under contract to Harvard University Press, and the archives at the New-York Historical Society will be essential to its completion. Among others, some of the sources Dr. Kraut will use include documents related to the Alien Act of 1798 and calls for its repeal, documentation of Chinese Exclusion, and the suppression of anarchists following President McKinley’s assassination in 1901.

 

BERNARD AND IRENE SCHWARTZ FELLOWS

Frank Cirillo is one of two Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellows for 2017-2018. He received a BA in history from Yale University in 2011, and a PhD from the University of Virginia in 2017. Cirillo’s tenure at New-York Historical will be spent revising his dissertation into a publishable manuscript and by beginning research for another publishable work. Cirillo’s dissertation analyzes the relationship between abolitionism and support for the Union effort during the Civil War, touching on themes like activism and wartime pacifism. In order to expand his current research for this work, he will use several collections including manuscripts from Charles Sumner, Edward Everett, and Horace Greeley. For his second project, exploring the contours of postwar abolitionist memory, Cirillo will examine memoirs from ex-activists like Francis Jackson Garrison and Henry Wright.

 

Michael Hattem is one of two Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellows for 2017-2018. He received a BA in history from the City College of New York in 2011, and a PhD from Yale University in 2017. Before the American Revolution, colonists held the same past in common with their British counterparts across the Atlantic. In the years leading up to the conflict, Hattem argues, this collective past was replaced by a new national narrative specific to the American colonies. Hattem’s research examines intersections between politics and culture in the revolutionary era to account for this shift. Several collections held at New-York Historical, including the John Jay Papers, the William Livingston Collection, and the Alexander McDougall Papers, will aid in the completion of Hattem’s monograph.

 

PATRICIA AND JOHN KLINGENSTEIN SHORT-TERM FELLOWS

Anna Nau, a PhD candidate in architecture and historic preservation at the University of Texas in Austin, is one of three Patricia and John Klingenstein Fellows for 2017-2018. She received a BA in art history from Southwestern University in 2006, and an MA in architectural history in 2009 from the University of Virginia. She received an MS in architectural conservation in 2011 from the University of Edinburgh. Nau’s dissertation focuses on the origins of architectural preservation in the United States in an attempt to reframe the relationship of preservation and architectural practice. Ms. Nau’s research at New-York Historical will focus on the archives of the McKim, Mead, and White architecture firm as well as the collection of architect Cass Gilbert.

Franklin Sammons, a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of three Patricia and John Klingenstein Fellows for 2017-2018. He received a BA in history and American studies from Sarah Lawrence College in 2008, and an MA in history from the University of Georgia in 2011. Sammons’ dissertation resurveys the Yazoo land sales in the Yazoo land fraud of 1795. He will be examining how the intersection of emerging financial markets and claims to native land shaped the development of territorial expansion, constitutional law, and the political economy of the early Republic. Sammons will examine the papers of Nathaniel Pendleton, Nicholas Low, and Rufus King, among others.
Natale Zappia, the Nadine Austin Wood Chair in American history and associate professor of history at Whittier College in California, is one of three Patricia and John Klingenstein Fellows for 2017-2018. He earned a BS in human development and family studies from Cornell University in 1996, an MA in history from Claremont Graduate University in 2003, and a PhD in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2008. Professor Zappia’s work explores the evolution of food in the early American West. Using New-York Historical’s collection of John Jacob Astor’s papers, letters, and memoirs in addition to those of the American Fur Company and the Whiting Family, among others, Zappia hopes to synthesize materials produced in different regions and different periods.

 

CENTER FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY FELLOWS AT THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Andrew W. Mellon Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellows in Women’s History will work on scholarly, programmatic, and curatorial aspects of the New-York Historical Society’s new Center for Women’s History, the first of its kind in the nation within the walls of a major museum.

 

ANDREW W. MELLON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS IN WOMEN’S HISTORY

Nicholas A. Juravich is the incoming Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History, a two-year appointment through 2019. He received a BA in history from the University of Chicago in 2006, an MPhil in economic and social history from the University of Oxford in 2008, and a PhD in history from Columbia University in 2017.

 

Joanna Scutts is completing her term as the inaugural Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History. She received a BA in English from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2000, an MA from Sussex University (UK) in 2003, and a PhD in English and comparative literature from Columbia University in 2010. Her book, The Extra Woman, a study of self-help literature for single women from the 1930s to the 1960s, will be published in November 2017 by Liveright, an imprint of W.W. Norton. As the inaugural Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History, she helped create public programming and permanent installations for the launch of the Center for Women’s History, and is co-curating the exhibition Hotbed, opening in November 2017.
ANDREW W. MELLON PREDOCTORAL FELLOWS IN WOMEN’S HISTORY

Nicole Mahoney, a doctoral candidate in American History at the University of Maryland, College Park is one of two Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellows in Women’s History for 2017-2018. She received a BA in French studies and history from Wagner College in 2010, and an MA in history and literature from Columbia University in Paris in 2013.
William J. Simmons, a Provost’s PhD Fellow in the Humanities and a doctoral student in art history at the University of Southern California, is one of two Andrew W. Mellon Fellows in Women’s History for 2017-2018. He earned a BA in the history of art and architecture and LGBTQ studies from Harvard University in 2014 and was a graduate teaching fellow at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and an adjunct lecturer in art history at the City College of New York until spring 2017.
ABOUT THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s preminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research and presenting history and art exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered history of New York City and State and the country, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.
ABOUT THE PATRICIA D. KLINGENSTEIN LIBRARY
The Patricia D. Klingenstein Library at the New-York Historical Society is home to over 350,000 books, nearly 20,000 linear feet of manuscripts and archives, and distinctive collections of maps, photographs, and prints, as well as ephemera and family papers documenting the history of the United States from a distinctly New York perspective. The Library’s collections are particularly rich in material pertaining to the American Revolution and the early Republic, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age. Significant holdings relate to Robert Livingston and the Livingston family, Rufus King, Horatio Gates, Albert Gallatin, Cadwallader Colden, Robert Fulton, Richard Varick, and many other notable individuals. Also well documented within the Library’s collections are major social movements in American history, especially abolitionism, temperance, and social welfare. The Library’s visual archives include some of the earliest photographs of New York; a significant collection of Civil War images; and the archives of major architectural firms of the later 19th century. Among the more than 1.6 million works that comprise the museum’s art collections are all 435 preparatory watercolors for John James Audubon’s Birds of America; a preeminent collection of Hudson River School landscapes; and an exceptional collection of decorative and fine arts spanning four centuries.

MEDIA CONTACT

Marybeth Ihle, (212) 873-3400 x326marybeth.ihle@nyhistory.org

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Group exhibition Call NYC, Deadline: Oct. 31, 2017

Open call for group exhibitions 2018-19

Application deadline: October 31, 2017

apexart
291 Church Street
New York, NY 10013
USA

www.apexart.org

apexart has been making people think for more than 20 years with innovative and unique approaches to programming. Fewer politics and more transparency resulting in more meritocratic and provocative exhibitions in NYC and around the world.

apexart exhibitions are selected from hundreds of anonymous proposals by an international jury of more than 200 people. Who you know doesn’t matter, the quality of your idea and how well you communicate it does. When an exhibition proposal is selected for apexart’s program season, it means that the idea is seen as compelling and worth developing by a large diverse jury that wants to see it transformed from a proposal into an exhibition.

apexart exhibitions feature works about everything, from anywhere, by anyone. If you follow what we do, you might discover something new or end up contributing to our programming.

In 2017, Animal Intent explored creature creativity, Promises to Keep presented performance art by women Pakistani artists, and Fellow Travelers explored the intersections of science fiction and migration narratives. apexart has also held exhibitions in places like Tarrafal, Cape Verde—examining histories of post-colonial prisons in Glimmer of Freedomand Tbilisi, Georgia—probing the legacy of Soviet Cosmonautics in Illegal Kosmonavtika.

apexart awards a budget of USD 10,000 to each selected exhibition and its related programming, and organizers receive a USD 2,000 honorarium for coordinating the project and writing the exhibition essay.

Proposals for group exhibitions in our NYC exhibition space will be accepted from October 1-31, 2017.

To learn more about how to submit your 500-word exhibition proposal, visit www.apexart.org/opencalls.php.

Paris Photo – Aperture F. PhotoBook Awards. D: Sept 15, 2017

Paris Photo is proud to announce the call for entries for the 2017 Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards.

Submit your entries now through September 15th for the three prize categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year. The First PhotoBook prize winner will receive $10,000.

The shortlisted books will be exhibited November 9-12, 2017 at Paris Photo and featured in The PhotoBook Review (published by Aperture Foundation) accompanied by the jury’s comments. The winners will be announced Friday, November 10, 2017 at the fair.

For more information and to submit entries, visit aperture.org/photobookawards.

Timeline

September 15, 2017, 12:00 noon EST, 4:00 p.m. UTC (books must physically arrive at Aperture in New York)

September 2017

Shortlist announcement
November, 2017
Winner announcement
December 9, 2017 – February 3, 2018
Exhibition

Categories

First PhotoBook

  • A book in which the dominant content is photography, featuring the work of one or more photographer/artist,* produced in physical form, and available for purchase or distributed free of charge, whether via trade distribution, print on demand, a gallery or online outlet, or otherwise. (“Virtual” or electronic books that exist only in digital form are not eligible for entry at this time.)
  • A book that is the first by the given photographer/artist is eligible for entry, whether a first self-published book, a first limited-edition book, a first gallery-published collection, a first book made available by print on demand, or a first book published by a publisher for release in the book trade. A first book published by an established publisher is eligible for entry even if the photographer/artist previously released a self-published book or a limited-edition book for distribution outside the trade. However, once a photographer/artist has had a book published by a mainstream publisher in the book trade, a subsequent book (whether self-published or not) is not eligible for entry
  • Books must be produced or published between September 1, 2016, and September 13, 2017. Books produced before September 13, 2017, but not due for release or publication until a later date in 2017, are also eligible.

PhotoBook of the Year

  • A book in which the dominant content is photography, whether authored by more than one photographer/artist* or authored by an editor, produced in physical form, and published in an edition of no less than one hundred copies.
  • Books must be produced or published between September 1, 2016, and September 13, 2017. Books produced before September 13, 2017, but not due for release or publication until a later date in 2017, are also eligible.
  • Entries for either award may only be submitted by the photographer/artist, the publisher, or a third party acting with the consent of the photographer/artist.

Photography Catalogue of the Year

  • An exhibition catalogue or museum publication in which the dominant content is photography. Catalogues can feature the work of one or more photographers/artists, should be produced in physical form, and available for purchase or distributed free of charge, whether via trade distribution, print on demand, a gallery or online outlet, or otherwise
  • Text-only publications are not eligible, however, catalogues can include extensive research, writing, and analysis—whether dedicated to the oeuvre of a single photographer, or an exploration of a collection based in photographic history and practice
  • Catalogues must be produced or published between September 1, 2016, and September 13, 2017. Catalogues produced before September 13, 2017, but not due for release or publication until a later date in 2017, are also eligible.

*Books by or featuring the work of more than one photographers/artists are eligible in all categories.

Juror information

The awards will be judged in two stages. An initial jury will meet in New York to select the shortlisted entries in both categories. The final winners will be decided by a separate jury that will meet in Paris immediately before Paris Photo begins. The initial jury will include representatives of both Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation, and the final jury will include neither.
Each award winner will be chosen from the juried shortlist, all of which will be exhibited at Paris Photo. The fall 2017 issue of The PhotoBook Review (published by Aperture Foundation) will feature all of the shortlisted books. Following their display during Paris Photo, an exhibition of the thirty shortlisted books will travel to Aperture Gallery in New York and may be exhibited at other venues.

Register at

https://aperture.picter.com/

Several research fellowships in the NY Historical Society. Deadline: Jan. 13, 2017

THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, founded in 1804, holds a distinguished collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, graphic materials, decorative objects, historical artifacts, and works of art.

The Patricia D. Klingenstein Library at the New-York Historical Society is home to more than 350,000 books, three million manuscripts, and distinctive collections of maps, photographs, and prints, as well as ephemera and family papers documenting the history of the United States from a distinctly New York perspective. New-York Historical’s collections are particularly rich in material pertaining to the American Revolution and early Republic, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age. Significant holdings relate to Robert Livingston and the Livingston family, Rufus King, Horatio Gates, Albert Gallatin, Cadwallader Colden, Robert Fulton, Richard Varick, and many other notable individuals. Also well documented within the Library’s collections are major social movements in American history, especially abolitionism, temperance, and social welfare. The Library’s visual archives include some of the earliest photographs of New York, a significant collection of Civil War images, and the archives of major architectural firms of the later 19th century. Among the more than 1.6 million works comprising the Museum’s art collections are all 435 preparatory watercolors for John James Audubon’s Birds of America, a preeminent collection of Hudson River School landscapes; and an exceptional collection of decorative and fine arts spanning four centuries.

The New-York Historical Society offers a rich research environment that promotes an active intellectual community. Fellows are encouraged to explore the collections and take advantage of the full scope of the Library and Museum’s resources and to share their research during their tenure through informal talks and blog posts. Educational outreach and public programs further support New-York Historical’s intellectual mission to explore the richly layered political, cultural, and social history of New York and the nation, as well as the making and the meaning of history.

The New-York Historical Society offers several long- and short-term fellowships during the academic year. Designed to encourage and promote the use of the institution’s diverse collections of primary and secondary sources, the fellowships are open to scholars at various times during their academic careers.

The application deadline for all fellowships is January 13, 2017.

Learn More >

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History
Hired for a two-year term, one postdoctoral fellow will work as a public historian and intellectual coordinator for the New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History. The ideal candidate will have a strong scholarly interest in women’s history and some experience in public history. The fellow will participate in developing programming and be deputized to operate certain projects independently. Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship must have the PhD in hand by the time of appointment. The postdoctoral fellow will be in residence as a full-time staff member with a stipend of $50,000 per year with full benefits. This fellowship lasts from September 1, 2017 until August 30, 2019.

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships
Offered jointly with the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School, two Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships are open to scholars who will have completed their PhD in history or American studies before the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Fellows will teach one course per semester at Eugene Lang College in addition to conducting focused research in residence at the New-York Historical Society. These fellows carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. The fellowship lasts from September 1, 2017 until June 29, 2018.

Patricia and John Klingenstein Short-Term Fellowships
Two or more Patricia and John Klingenstein Short-Term Fellowships will be awarded to scholars at any academic level. Fellows will conduct research in the New-York Historical Society’s library collections for two to four weeks at a time, and will receive a stipend of $1,500 to $2,000. These fellowships last from September 1, 2017 until June 29, 2018.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships in Women’s History
The two recipients of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History should have a strong interest in the fields of women’s history and public history. They must be currently enrolled students in good standing in a relevant PhD program in the humanities. The Predoctoral Fellows will be in residence part time at the New-York Historical Society for one academic year, between September 1, 2017 and June 29, 2018, with a stipend of $15,000 per year. This position is not full time and will not receive full benefits.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
One fellowship for the length of a single academic year is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities for research at the New-York Historical Society. The fellowship is available to individuals who have completed their formal professional training and have a strong record of accomplishment within their field. There is no restriction relating to age or academic status of applicants. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply if they have lived in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $42,000, plus benefits. This fellowship lasts from September 1, 2017 until June 29, 2018.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships
Two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships will be awarded to candidates who have earned their PhD in the last three to five years. Research projects may include the conversion of a dissertation into a publishable manuscript or the initiation of new research based on the collections and resources of the New-York Historical Society. This ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. The fellowship lasts from September 1, 2017 until June 29, 2018.

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th St)
New York, NY 10024

 

http://www.nyhistory.org/library/fellowships

 

RU/VISUAL AIDS CURATORIAL RESIDENCY – DEADLINE: NOV. 17, 2016

REMINDER: RU & Visual AIDS co-sponsor Curatorial Residency – March 2017

A one-month residency, to take place in March 2017 in New York City, for a curator, art historian, or arts writer interested in the intersection of visual art and HIV/AIDS. Co-sponsored by Visual AIDS and Residency Unlimited for the fifth year running, the curatorial residency seeks to encourage the development of exhibitions, programs, and scholarship about HIV/AIDS and contemporary art.

The residency includes round-trip transportation to New York City, accommodations and $1000 stipend.

Residency Unlimited will provide the curator with customized administrative and network support, shared office space at 360 Court Street in Brooklyn and a venue for a public program (lecture/screening/discussion) defined in conjunction with RU and Visual AIDS. Concurrently, the resident curator will conduct research at Visual AIDS in the Archive Project and online Artists Registry. The Visual AIDS office is located in the Chelsea art district in New York City. The Archive and Registry at Visual AIDS holds over 20,000 images by approximately 750 artists living with HIV and those who have passed away from AIDS related complications. Studio visits with artists from the Archive Project are strongly encouraged. The resident curator is invited to create an online exhibition to be hosted by Visual AIDS (see Visual AIDS monthly Web Galleries at: http://www.visualaids.org/gallery).

The resident curator will be invited to produce a free public event co-hosted by RU and Visual AIDS. Panel discussions, film screenings, performances, or a lecture highlighting the curator’s use of Visual AIDS’ resources or a presentation of international cultural production around HIV/AIDS are examples of potential programs.

For information on past Visual AIDS curatorial residents, visit:

http://www.visualaids.org/projects/detail/curatorial-residency

International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. English speaking and writing skills are required.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a C.V. and a Statement of Purpose (maximum 2 pages) outlining your goals for the residency, and any past or current projects that have led you to cultural investigations around HIV/AIDS. Special consideration will be given to applicants living outside of NYC from locations without support for cultural production about AIDS, LGBT, and gender issues.

Applications are due November 17, 2016. Applicants will be notified by December 14, 2016

The one-month residency must take place between March 1 and March 31, 2017

Smack Mellon Call for emerging curators. Deadline: Sept. 1, 2016

Proposals are accepted annually from Emerging Curators for the Emerging Artists Summer Exhibition. The Emerging Artists Summer Exhibition will be curated by a selected Emerging Curator and will be made up of Emerging Artists. An Emerging Curator is defined as an independent curator who is beginning their career as a curator. Proposal must show history of at least 3 prior curatorial projects successfully presented to a public audience.

The selected curator’s exhibition theme will be announced in the open call process for the emerging artists program. The theme should be relevant to political, social or environmental issues. Curators must select 50% of their artists from the pool of emerging artists. The exhibitions must include at least 60% women artists, as part of Smack Mellon’s mission to support women artists.

Smack Mellon provides curators a stipend and a budget for artists’ stipends. The curator is encouraged to stop by the gallery during gallery hours to look at the space in order to tailor their proposal to the space.

Smack Mellon can provide audio and visual equipment such as projectors and flat screen monitors as well as technical support for installing complex projects.

The curator should realize that we expect a hands-on approach at the gallery. The curator is expected to be in NYC to review all submissions. The curator is expected to be at the gallery throughout the installation and the curator and artists involved in the exhibition are responsible for the execution and installation of the artwork. The curator should clarify to all artists when invited to participate that they are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery, installing and de-installing their work. Smack Mellon does not have a full time staff of preparators. Smack Mellon will hire an installer for 2 days to help with general installation. Smack Mellon gallery staff can assist in installation of work requiring a lift or special mounting. Our gallery staff may also assist artists with installation of other complicated projects but will not be involved in helping the artist to build their work on site. Our technical staff will install all of the equipment (projectors, monitors etc.) belonging to Smack Mellon. It will be the artist’s responsibility to install and maintain any equipment that belongs to the artist.

Specifics about the installation of artwork and about the equipment that Smack Mellon is able to provide will be discussed after the initial proposal has been reviewed and accepted as a proposal under consideration.

Curators do not have to propose a completed show but must submit the following:

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1. Documentation of past exhibitions
(Up to 20 still images and/or a maximum of 3 three-minute videos of past exhibitions.)

2. Resume

3. Curator’s Statement about past exhibitions

4. Curatorial Proposal for new exhibition
(A list of artists under consideration can also be included.)

5. Work Samples
(Curators should also include images of the artists’ work to be included in the exhibition. If new work will be created for the exhibition, send images of their past work. A maximum of 20 still images can be submitted. )

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TO BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS

https://smackmellon.submittable.com/submit/e60ea1cc-58fb-49db-99f0-4d572885d5de

(You are not required to finish your application in one session.)

http://smackmellon.org/

ISE NY Grant. Deadline: September 30th., 2015

Purpose

ISE Cultural Foundation NY has focused on supporting curators and artists who seek the opportunity for an innovative, contemporary art exhibition for more than 30 years by providing gallery space in New York City. This new ISE NY Grant Program is made to help curators and artists all over the world, who are planning to archive an ambitious exhibition wherever it will be.

Application Qualification

  • This is a grant for an exhibition, which is already scheduled.
  • There is NO limit to applicant’s race, nationality, age and the place they currently live in as well as the place where the exhibition occurs.
  • Either curator(s) or artist(s) who have a specific exhibition plan can apply.
  • Applicants must be the creators who can talk about the artistic concept of the exhibition and its’ artwork. Organizations such as museums, galleries and schools cannot apply for this grant.

Grant Amount

Maximum 5,000 US dollars per Exhibition

*The amount will be determined by each exhibition’s scale and content among other factors.

*If the grantee is outside of the US, the grant amount sent will be determined by the currency exchange rate when the grant is issued.

Applicable Exhibition Period

January 1st, 2016 ~ June 30th, 2016

*Only exhibitions during this period will be considered.

*If the exhibition’s starting time is within the date above, the closing date can be later than June 30th, 2016.

Schedule

  • Application deadline: September 30th, 2015
  • Notification of the results: Each applicant will be notified the results by the end of October 2015 via email.
  • Grant issuing: After the exhibition ends. Within 2 weeks of the final day of the exhibition, the grantee has to send all the necessary reports to ISE Cultural Foundation NY. Within 10 days after receiving the report, the total amount of the grant will be issued.

Note to Grantees

  • ISE Cultural Foundation NY asks each grantee to submit images of the exhibition within 1 week after the starting date of the exhibition.
  • On ISE NY’s website, ISE Cultural Foundation NY will disclose the grantee’s name, name of the exhibiting artists, exhibition title and venue as well as the images submitted, it will also include any relevant promotional material.
  • Grantee must clearly indicate that the exhibition is supported by ISE Cultural Foundation NY on their promotional tools such as printing materials and website.
  • In case any changes happen to the exhibition’s content, date and venue after grantee is determined, the grantee has to notify changes to ISE Cultural Foundation NY ASAP. If the content of the exhibition is significantly different from the original plan, it may cause a revision of the grant amount or cancellation of the grant itself.

How to Apply
Please submit the followings by either email or regular mail. Applicant can only choose one method of submission and cannot combine email and regular mail.

For more information about application form, grant proposal, submission and other application requirements, please check here.

Questions

Please contact:

ISE Cultural Foundation NY,
315 West 33rd Street, Suite 9D,
New York, NY 10001 USA
Phone: 212-925-1649
Email: ise@iseny.org