Radicle Curator Residency: 16-month Residency for Chicago Curators
The residency begins on June 1, 2024 and concludes on August 31, 2025.
- To support the career of an emergent to mid-career curator by providing research and professional development support.
- To intentionally invite diverse curatorial perspectives and expertise to the Art Center’s exhibitions program.
- To support a curator in the development of an engaging thematic exhibition to be presented at the Art Center.
- To expand the networks of support for the Resident Curator by introducing them to the larger Art Center community.
- To introduce a rich curatorial perspective to the Art Center’s residency cohort
- An opportunity for a curator to develop a thematic group exhibition at Hyde Park Art Center
- Staff support and professional development opportunities, including studio visits with local and visiting artists and curators, feedback sessions, exhibitions visits, and more.
- Access to Art Center resources including use of meeting rooms, printer, digital lab, classes, opportunities to present public programs, and more.
- A stipend of $10,000 (disbursed in three installments)
- An exhibition budget of $5000
- Curate a thematic group exhibition at Hyde Park Art Center (with at least 3 artists and half of the artists being Chicago-based). The exhibition cannot include artworks by the curator.
- Meet with/attend studio visits with 3-5 resident artists each calendar year.
- Participate in Residency community dinners (2 per year).
- Attend a monthly meeting with exhibitions and residency staff.
- Develop a final exhibition proposal by November 1, 2024.
- Collaborate with Art Center staff to develop public programs, an installation plan, and promotion related to the exhibition (to be implemented by Art Center staff).
- Develop all interpretative materials for their curated exhibition including a short essay, wall text, and wall labels in accordance with the exhibition’s timeline (developed in collaboration with the Art Center’s exhibitions and residency staff).
- The Radicle Curator is not expected to hold weekly office hours at Hyde Park Art Center.
- Be Chicago-based (during the duration of the entire program)
- Not be currently enrolled in school
- Be able to demonstrate a curatorial practice by sharing documentation of 2-3 past curatorial projects (not including curatorial projects where the curator is the sole exhibiting artist in a solo show).
- Priority will be given to BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ curators, curators with disabilities, and curators whose research and practice amplifies the voices of marginalized groups.
- Curators whose thematic interests address urgent civic issues of our time.
- Mariela Acuna, Exhibitions and Residency Manager
- Sofia Gabriel, Marketing and Communications Manager
- Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibitions and Residency Programs
- Jeff Robinson, Preparator
- Jen Tremblay-Chambers, Co-Executive Director
If you have questions about accessibility accommodations in the Residency program or during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Mariela Acuña at email@example.com.