Root Division: Curatorial Proposal Submission Form

Thank you for your interest in curating an exhibition at Root Division!

Root Division's Second Saturday Exhibition Series annually showcases the work of over 400 artists, and offers up to eight emerging curators the opportunity to explore conceptually rigorous group exhibitions in our galleries.

Strong proposals to our curatorial program are innovative, engaging, and conceptually driven group exhibitions.

Part of Root Division's mission is to provide opportunities to as many emerging and mid-career artists as possible. We are currently only accepting guest curated proposals for group exhibitions. On average group exhibitions range from 12-20 artists.

Our exhibitions series aims to reach a diverse range of Bay Area audiences, and we value the opportunity for these public events to forge organizational partnerships and cross promotional educational programming.

While Root Division does not exclude artists and curators from outside the Bay Area, our primary focus is developing opportunities for local artists. Strong proposals will include tangible relevance to the Bay Area if the curator or proposed artists are not local.

Root Division is a visual arts non-profit that connects creativity and community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions, and studios. The gallery is at the center of the organization's facility, and as such, this space serves many needs and provides a unique environment in which to curate a show. We strongly encourage that you visit our space and our website, familiarize yourself with our past and current exhibition program, and understand the mission of the organization before submitting a proposal.

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Curator Contact Information
For collaborative proposals, please select one person as the main point of contact at this phase. Co-curators names can be listed below as prompted.
First Name *
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Last Name *
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Additional Collaborators / Co-Curators
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Street Address *
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City *
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State *
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Zip Code *
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Phone: *
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E-mail: *
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Exhibition Information
Title of proposed exhibition *
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Estimated number of proposed artists *
(not all need to be confirmed at this time) We are currently only accepting proposals for group exhibitions. On average group exhibitions range from 12-20 artists.
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Proposed Artists:
Please list the names of proposed artists here.
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Would you consider an open call for this exhibition? *
Schedule:
We try to schedule our exhibitions up to one year in advance. Is there a particular month that you prefer for the project, or any other time restraints you'd like the committee to be aware of?
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Curatorial Statement and Project Vision
Curatorial Inquiry *
Please briefly describe the curatorial concept, and why this is of interest to you as a curator. (200 words max / 1500 characters)
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Artist selection *
How does this this particular grouping of artists address your theme, or area or inquiry? (300 characters max)
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Timeliness *
Why do you feel that this exhibition is important to be presented at this moment in time? Does it relate to current issues of contemporary art, political or social commentary or current events? (300 characters max)
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Please describe how you feel the project is particularly suited to Root Division. *
This could be in relation to our mission, location, physical space, and/ or artists involved in the project. (300 characters max)
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Exhibition History:
Root Division's vision is to provide a space for innovative ideas to develop into unique exhibitions. Has this exhibition, or grouping of artists been shown anywhere else? If so, where, and how would you modify it for presentation as Root Division? (300 characters max)
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Partnerships & Programming
Root Division enjoys partnering with other organizations, whenever it is mutually beneficial, and/or enriches the programming on site. If you feel your project is suited for this type of collaboration, please list any potential partners and/or cross promotional educational programming ideas you'd like for the committee to consider. (300 characters max)
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How did you hear about Root Division, and have you visited our space? *
(300 characters max)
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Information on Submitted Artworks
Please submit images via email to submissions@rootdivision.org. You are invited to submit up to eight (jpgs, 1200px in largest dimension) labeled to correspond with the inventory numbers listed below (i.e. 01_ShowTitle). If there is video it should be submitted as a still and as a link in the form below to a web-hosted video viewer.
Image 1: Artwork information
Please include the artist, year, title, media, size and/or video link. (Please include passwords information for protected videos)
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Image 1: Notes
This space is to provide additional important information about the work submitted and/or how it relates to the exhibition theme/curatorial vision. (300 characters max)
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Image 2: Artwork information
Please include the artist, year, title, media, size and/or video link. (Please include passwords information for protected videos)
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Image 2: Notes
This space is to provide additional important information about the work submitted and/or how it relates to the exhibition theme/curatorial vision. (300 characters max)
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Image 3: Artwork information
Please include the artist, year, title, media, size and/or video link. (Please include passwords information for protected videos)
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Image 3: Notes
This space is to provide additional important information about the work submitted and/or how it relates to the exhibition theme/curatorial vision. (300 characters max)
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Image 4: Artwork information
Please include the artist, year, title, media, size and/or video link. (Please include passwords information for protected videos)
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Image 4: Notes
This space is to provide additional important information about the work submitted and/or how it relates to the exhibition theme/curatorial vision. (300 characters max)
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Image 5: Artwork information
Please include the artist, year, title, media, size and/or video link. (Please include passwords information for protected videos)
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Image 5: Notes
This space is to provide additional important information about the work submitted and/or how it relates to the exhibition theme/curatorial vision. (300 characters max)
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Image 6: Artwork information
Please include the artist, year, title, media, size and/or video link. (Please include passwords information for protected videos)
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Image 6: Notes
This space is to provide additional important information about the work submitted and/or how it relates to the exhibition theme/curatorial vision. (300 characters max)
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Image 7: Artwork information
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Image 7: Notes
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Image 8: Artwork information
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Image 8: Notes
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