Emerging Curators Program

Emerging Curators is a year-round 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 exhibition calendar. This program will provide the curator with a honorarium of $1,000 and a budget of $500 to split between the artists of each show, exhibition space, guidance in marketing and art handling and a printed catalog.
Proposals will be reviewed by our LP curatorial team, we select proposals year in ongoing basis to happen in the LP gallery and at site specific locations or other galleries in the LIC area during the year.
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) name of the curator/s.
-Proposals must be submitted as a PDF.
-Proposals can be 1-2 weeks exhibitions, 2-3 days popups, or 1 day events.
-For a 2 week exhibitions Programming during the exhibition on view is required (performance, screening, artist talk/walk, workshop),
-Describe your idea in a simple way – up to 1000 words.
-Include up to 5 sample images of the work to be selected.
-Curator and Artists must be residents of New York City.
-All mediums and ideas are accepted.
-Curators can’t  include their own work in the exhibition.
– Once selected curator must supply all the content for the catalogue, including high res images, artist bio and a paragraph about the exhibition etc via PDF
-Only one proposal per curator, curatorial collaborations accepted.
-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

Past Exhibitons:

The New Flesh 06/19/2021 
LUMINA – Group Show 05/01/2021
LIC Live Art – Performance Festival – 08/22/20
VITAL MATERIALS – Performance Night 08/15/19
(Dis)embodiment 06/20/19
BACK TO THE FUTURE – Performance Art 06/15/19
We Do Not Spring Up From Nothing 05/30/19
A City of One’s Own 03/23/19
NOUMENA: INITIATION | Performance 06/30/18
Real Sex 06/23/18
Place Title Here 06/23/18
Remain Alert and Have a Safe Day 06/14/18
To Belong Again 05/17 – 06/02 2018
UTOPIAS – Group Exhibition – 6/22/17
BALANCE – 6/15/17
CONCRETE – 2 Person show- 05/25/17
Hopscotch – Emerging Curators Program 04/20/17
The Unknown Variable – 03/23/17


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