The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to announce its seventh annual Emerging Curator Open Call. The Emerging Curator Program offers an opportunity for an individual to organize a conceptually cohesive group show at the NARS Foundation Gallery. The aim of the program is to encourage new dialogue and to create a platform for emerging curators and artists to experiment and exchange ideas. No prior curatorial experience is necessary. Curatorial collectives and two-person collaborations are welcome.

NARS Foundation will provide the gallery/exhibition space, insurance for the artwork during the term of the exhibition, administrative support including marketing, postcard invitations, and email invites. Additionally, NARS will organize an opening reception and a Curator’s Talk. NARS curatorial staff will be available to provide guidance and support during the program, including promotion.

The winning exhibition will take place in March/April 2018.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Only one application per curator, independently or in a collective.
  • Curator may NOT be an exhibiting artist in the proposed exhibition.
  • Curatorial proposals must contain a minimum of four artists, and preferably no more than 7.
  • Proposed artists should be notified in advance of applying and have expressed interest and availability for the exhibition

The NARS Foundation Gallery is located on the fourth floor of an industrial building surrounded by artists’ studios. Please review photographs of previous exhibitions as well as the gallery floor plan, before submitting your proposal.

Previous Emerging Curator winners and exhibitions: