The Sankofa World Market is held every Wednesday from July - October from 2 - 6pm at Knight Memorial Library and the African Alliance pop-up markets will happen at various neighborhood locations on Friday evenings. Both markets will be held doors and will benefit from dynamic, interactive, and culturally relevant artists.
We invite Arts Curators interested in showcasing our community’s many cultures and connecting the arts to our overall health to apply. This call is open to individual curators or teams of no more than two people. The selected Arts Curator / team must be available to work between May and October, 2019.
Beginning last summer, we brought artists of various media to the Sankofa World Market. This year, in addition to Sankofa, we look forward to expanding the connection of artists to multiple pop-up markets run by the African Alliance of Rhode Island. This work is made possible through Sowing Place, a collaboration with the City of Providence and with funding from the Kresge Foundation's FreshLo Initiative.
Curatorial Stipend: $3000.The curator will be provided with a modest budget for each event
Please submit when your application is complete.Please note: incomplete and unsigned applications will not be reviewed. Interviews will be scheduled immediately upon interest and receipt of complete application. 1 copy of the application may be completed and emailed:email@example.comIn the subject line: Arts CuratorThe heading ensures your application doesn't get lost!
Mailed or dropped off in person to: Southside Cultural Center of Rhode IslandATTN: yonTande393 Broad Street(parking and entrance at 11 Bridgham)Providence RI, 02907 GUIDELINESAPPLICANT MUST:● Have great initiative● Have strong organizational and managerial experience● Be able to articulate a realistic curatorial vision - Can we do it?● Outline curatorial needs in detail
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:●Plan and facilitate the artists who will perform at the various Sowing Place events (Sankofa World Market, African Alliance of Rhode Island Pop Up Markets). ●Maximize awareness of events via position as Arts Curator through social media and other community engagement activities. ●Communicate artist roster to SCCRI Program Director and Bookkeeper for efficient payment of artists● Outline a scope of work for entire season
*Position is open to curatorial team of no more than two people
Thank you,Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island