Curatorial Residency

After a successful first year run of the Curatorial Residency Program, Wave Pool will offer another opportunity for aspiring local curators to execute a 6-week exhibition.

Beyond internships at local museums, Cincinnati is overwhelmingly lacking in opportunities for local aspiring curators. This program seeks to foster the ongoing professional development allowing individuals with curatorial inclinations to find their voice and gain experience within their own city.

Given the dearth of prospects for aspiring arts organizers locally, the Curatorial Residency will enable those in need of experience to pursue this kind of professional development.  Residents will receive a modest exhibition budget of $2,000, mentorship, administrative support, marketing assistance, and gallery space to fulfill bold visions for an art exhibition.

Forming new creative partnerships, engaging community residents through programming, our only Curatorial Resident for 2019 will serve Wave Pool’s mission:  to be a place where art intersects with community, and act as a catalyst for social engagement and cultivating artistic development.

This year’s resident will be chosen by a jury of local artists, arts administrators and community members and based on their project’s potential to address Wave Pool’s neighborhood-focused mission.

 

To Apply:

If YOU have a great idea for a gallery exhibition, complete with community engagement, programming, and art please read on and apply!  

Applications are due September 1, 2018.  The second year of this program will begin in the spring of 2019.  The exact dates will be worked out individually with the awarded curator.  

To apply:  please fill out and submit this form as well as 5 images of artworks with a corresponding image list to wavepoolgallery@gmail.com

The Curatorial Residency Program is supported by the generosity of community contributions.

 

Past Curatorial Resident Exhibitions:

  Exhibition:  1,954 Miles  Resident Curator:  Harry Sanchez Jr. 2018

Exhibition: 1,954 Miles
Resident Curator: Harry Sanchez Jr.
2018

  Exhibition:  Midwest Markdowns  Resident Curator:  SUBSTUDIO 2018

Exhibition: Midwest Markdowns
Resident Curator: SUBSTUDIO
2018

  Exhibition:   WITH NO MEMORIES WITH NO TIES NO PHANTOMS TO TEND FOR   Resident Curator:  Abby Friend 2018

Exhibition: WITH NO MEMORIES WITH NO TIES NO PHANTOMS TO TEND FOR
Resident Curator: Abby Friend
2018

 

The Curatorial Residency Program is supported by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign as well as through an ArtSTART award from the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.