Curatorial Residency

Wave Pool is launching a Curatorial Residency Program! This new program is a unique opportunity for emerging artists and curators to execute their unique vision for Wave Pool's gallery space. 

The Curatorial Residency Program's pilot year will enable three emerging local curators to continue their professional development, form new creative partnerships, and engage community residents through programming that serves the mission of Wave Pool: to be a place where art intersects with community; to act as a catalyst for social engagement and cultivate artistic development. Curatorial residents will be chosen by a team of arts professionals and students through an open­ call process.

The selected residents will receive a modest exhibition budget, mentorship, administrative support, marketing, space, and a $1500 stipend to realize bold visions for the gallery.

This program aims to encourage and establish local emerging curators to find their voice and gain experience in our city.

View some Frequently Asked Questions HERE.

To Apply: Curatorial Residency Program Open Call

The annual open call period for the 2017/18 program is now closed. Come back soon for announcements about who our first Curatorial Residents will be. Submissions for 2019 will open in Spring 2018. 

The pilot year for this program will begin in Fall 2017, with the first resulting exhibition opening in early 2018. We are offering three Curatorial Residency awards for the 2018 season. The exact dates will be worked out individually with the receiving curators.  

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.