Open Call for SNAG 2019 Emerging Curators Program

Open call  /  Curating   CriticalThinking   Exhibiting  /  30 Dec 2018  -  15 Jan 2019
Published: 31.12.2018
SNAG. Society of North American Goldsmiths
Nicole Jacquard
DEADLINE: 15/01/2019

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The program offers grants up to $2.500 to assist an emerging curator or curators in executing an exhibition focused on jewelry and/or metalwork.
SNAG realizes that emerging curators in the field of Jewelry and Metalwork have varied backgrounds. An emerging curator may be a recent graduate of jewelry and/or metalwork program with an exhibition idea, or artists who have hosted a few exhibitions and are looking to stay in the curatorial field; or curators looking to host an exhibition about the jewelry and metalworking field. On the application, you will have the opportunity to expand on why you fit the title of emerging curator. We think the diversity of people who may consider themselves an emerging curator is exactly what makes this program dynamic and diverse! Priority will be given to exhibitions occurring in North America (United States, Canada, Mexico).

As this program is, in part, meant to provide visibility of the field to the public, the Committee is looking for projects that consider ways for community engagement and creating learning opportunities outside of the field of metalwork and jewelry. While organizing exhibitions around SNAG conferences are acceptable, emerging curators should not consider conference attendees to be their primary audience.

A selection committee awards grants based on the following objectives:
  • Support Documentation and Scholarship.
  • Encourage Innovative Research.
  • Promote Curatorial Practice.
  • Educate the Public.

Additional Benefits:
  • An online version of the exhibition hosted on the SNAG//SPACE website.
  • A special post on the SNAG news blog.
  • Promotions and marketing of the exhibition.
  • ½ page ad on the exhibition in any two issues of Metalsmith magazine.
  • Announcements on the exhibition to be run in Riveting News, SNAG’s weekly e-newsletter.
  • Access to our Maker Profiles for potential artists for exhibition.
  • SNAG Project Liaison will provide assistance in the exhibition planning process.

March 1, 2019,* – Notification of Results.
* Date subject to change

For further questions please mail
Follow link for full application.