The Visual Gallery Curator at Elastic Arts will be responsible for planning, programming, and coordinating visual art for the gallery area at Elastic Arts from August 2019 through August 2020. The Visual Gallery program presents exhibitions on a quarterly basis. Each exhibition runs for approximately eight to ten weeks, leaving a two-week window for other, shorter event programs that include visual components (not covered by this residency). Beyond selecting the artists, the Visual Gallery Curator is responsible for ensuring artists sign necessary contracts, install and de-install shows, create/gather support materials for promoting events, producing opening receptions, and various other tasks as needed to fulfill their residency requirements. In addition the Visual Arts Curator writes a critical essay/review/interview for their shows to be included in the quarterly Graphic Notes publication produced by Elastic Arts. There is an annual stipend of $1,000 divided quarterly at each opening.
Elastic Arts is a 501c(3) non-profit organization fostering artistic exploration from a versatile Chicago venue by programming and presenting multifaceted performance and exhibition. Elastic Arts fosters a community of music, art and performance in the Avondale/Logan Square neighborhoods of Chicago and beyond through developing, hosting, producing, and promoting creative, independent, and local music concerts, exhibitions, and multi-arts performances. www.elasticarts.org.
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KEY DATESMay 1, 2019 - Applications DueMay 13 - 2019 - Selected Candidate InterviewsMay 25 - 2019 - Curator ConfirmedMay 31, 2019 - Curator Announced at Annual EventSeptember 2019 - New Curator's First Opening
Please answer the application below to be considered for the 2019-2020 Visual Arts Curatorial Residency at Elastic Arts.All candidates must be 21 years of age or older.