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

If YOU have a great idea for a gallery exhibition, complete with community engagement, programming, and art, please read on and apply! Applications Due June 30, 2017.

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.  

To Apply: Please fill out and submit this form as well as 5 images of artworks with a corresponding image list to 

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