Calls for Entry

Call for Curatorial Services

Curators sought for two upcoming exhibitions at ATHICA:  Athens Institute of Contemporary Art,  a 501(c)(3) independent, non-profit gallery promoting and supporting innovative contemporary art and artists through exhibitions, education, and events in Athens and Northeast Georgia for over 17 years.

A curatorial stipend will be provided in exchange for curatorial services to include any of the following: recruitment of artists (some artists may already have been selected), selection of work, coordination of installation and exhibition design, and exhibition essay.  Work to take place in coordination with ATHICA management with installation and publication assistance provided.

REQUIREMENTS

Education/Experience

  • MFA / MA in related field preferred; currently enrollment in grad school is OK.  Studio art, art history, museum studies, or appropriate combination of experience and academic background.
  • Experience as a curator or assistant curator preferred, however, emerging practitioners with strong proposals will be considered.

Curatorial Practice

  • Demonstrated practice of active engagement with and awareness of contemporary art, awareness of contemporary artists, and history of meeting artists, studio visits, and developing relationships with potential artists
  • Demonstrated ability to identify potential artists, recruit artists, and select work with a cohesive curatorial vision
  • Strong writing skills and ability to write engaging curatorial essays about selected work and exhibition theme, with appropriate cultural, contextual, and authoritative references

Please submit a proposal for either of the following exhibitions, consisting of a written exhibition overview statement of 500-1000 words (expansion on theme, possible artists, and curatorial focus), CV, and references, to info@athica.org, ATTN: Exhibitions Committee.

(1) Theme: Losing Control: Guns, Government, and Group-Think, scheduled for November-December 2019.

(2) Theme: Lost in the Weeds: Climate Change and Human Nature, scheduled for April-May 2020.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after December 31, 2018; the positions are open until filled.


Call for Internships

Apply Now for 2019 Internships (Development * Social Media * Music * Poetry * Photography * Gallery) for any of these time periods: January-April 2019; June-August 2019; August-December 2019. Minimum of five hours a week. Great experience and creative work environment. College credit available In coordination with department of study. Deadline 12/31/18. More information: http://athica.org/updates/internships/


General Submission Policy

ATHICA issues a general call annually for proposals from curators, collectives & artists with challenging, progressive or innovative projects and cohesive bodies of work.  Entry fees go to support the operations of the ATHICA gallery.  In addition to 2-D and 3-D works, ATHICA embraces large-scale sculpture and/or installation, media works, performance, and more.

Proposals are reviewed by the exhibitions committee for possible consideration in the programming for the coming years.  Artists’ submissions may be retained for a number of years until an appropriate project arises.  We make every effort to provide a response to every submission to specific and general calls.  If you have a question or concern, please contact us via email to info@athica.org, as we are unable to return phone calls in response to inquiries.

 

 

 

 

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