Emerging Curators Program 2018


February 20, 5pm, 2018.
Notifications by March 1, 2018

Emerging Curators is an open call invitation to independent curators who may not have had opportunities to present a project to an audience, or first time curators to submit a Project/Exhibition proposal to be part of Local Project’s 2018 exhibition calendar. This program will provide the curator with an exhibition space, guidance in marketing, a stipend and a printed catalog.

Exhibitions will be reviewed by a guest curator, we will then select 6 proposals for the year 2018 to happen in the LP gallery and at site specific locations.
The Emerging Curators will represent the vision of a new generation.

Application is FREE.


-Proposals must include : Title of the project, number of artist involved (min 2 – max 10 artists), an outline plan for the exhibition, extra programming during the exhibition on view (performance, screening, artist talk/walk, workshop), describe your idea in a simple way and be original – up to 1000 words.
-Curator and Artists must be residents of New York City.
– Projects can be from 1 day event up to 3 weeks duration.
-All mediums and ideas are accepted.
-Curators can’t  include their own work in the exhibition.
– Curator must supply all the content for the catalogue, including high res images, artist info and a paragraph about the exhibition etc. 
-Only one proposal per curator.
-Selected Curators must be present all the times during installation, opening, programs and closing ceremony, and embrace the DIY mentality of LP, by participating, collaborating and sitting at the gallery.
-Submit a PDF to  opencall@localproject.org with EMERGING CURATORS on the subject line
-Do NOT send/attach CV/PRESS or any other information not listed here

Any questions email opencall@localproject.org

nycdca-logo This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council