Call for Curatorial Proposals

Deadline: August 9, 2010

Emerging and mid-career independent curators are invited to submit proposals for 2011 spring and fall BAC Gallery exhibitions. This is an open curatorial call; however, preference will be given to Brooklyn-based curators. There is no application fee.

Criteria: All proposals must be for group exhibitions of 3 or more artists, all of whom belong to BAC?s free Artist Registry. All Brooklyn-based artists are eligible to join the Registry, which is free. To sign up, Click Here.

Using the Registry is also a good way for curators to discover new talent. Click Here to look through images posted by artists or visit links to their websites for a sort of virtual studio tour.

BAC Gallery is located in the Brooklyn Arts Council offices in DUMBO, in a building that?s home to several thriving galleries. Before you submit your proposal, we encourage you to make an appointment to see the space and to meet Courtney Wendroff, Visual Arts Director.

Curatorial Application Process: We review proposals on an annual basis. To apply, please complete the online application form by August 9, 2010. Be prepared to upload a one-page curatorial proposal, your resume, two references, and five images that illustrate your concept of the show. These images need not necessarily be a part of the realized exhibition; they are for reference purposes only. Please note that although BAC supports artists of all disciplines, because of space constraints, our gallery is limited to exhibiting work that can be mounted on the wall.

Your proposal can include artists from the BAC Artist Registry that you plan to include in the exhibition or you can indicate that if your proposal is chosen we send a Call for Entries to Brooklyn-based artists, asking them to submit work for the exhibition. You'll then review all eligible artworks and make your selections from the submitted works. Once the works are chosen, you will be expected to write a curatorial statement for BAC Gallery. Curators also plan enrichment events to accompany their exhibition, such as a talk, panel discussion, reading, film/video screening or performance.

BAC Gallery also considers proposals from individuals, galleries and organizations looking to host collaborative exhibitions in their own spaces. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your ideas by phone, (718) 625-0080, or send an email to Visual Arts Director Courtney Wendroff, gallery@brooklynartscouncil.org. Application Deadline: August 9, 2010