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Emerging Curators Institute

2024 Fellowship Application

Location: MN — Twin Cities Metro
Type: Grant / Fellowship / Award
Any discipline

Deadline: 03/08/2024

Other Criteria:
Paid opportunity ($3000 for learning cycle)


The 2024 Applications for Emerging Curators Institute Fellowship are Open!

We welcome those residing in Minnesota to apply to become our new cohort of Fellows!

Applications open Friday, February 9th, 2024 and close on March 8th, 2024 at 11:59 pm, Central Time.

For 2024, Up to 4 funded fellowships will be offered. Over the course of the learning cycle (April 2024 – January 2025), ECI Fellows will participate in monthly educational meetings with their cohort, reflect on their and others’ curatorial practice through research and witnessing contemporary art, explore museums, galleries and sites hosting art across the Twin Cities and choose a mentor who will support them in developing a curatorial project that may be presented in 2025.

Awarded Fellows will receive:
– A stipend of $3,000 for participation in the learning cycle, with further funding offered to realize an exhibition or curatorial project in 2025.
– A 10 month long curatorial learning intensive with peers in the 2024 cohort (monthly gatherings).
– An opportunity to develop a small scale pop-up cohort exhibition at close of the learning cycle.
– Individualized Curatorial mentorship.
– Thoughtful feedback and ongoing support in developing a curatorial project from the fellowship cohort, mentors, guest curators and ECI Director.
– A warm welcome into the expansive network of ECI Fellows, partners and mentors; connecting and building relationships with artists, peers, arts workers, curators, spaces and communities regionally, nationally and globally.

Application Materials Overview
There are 3 parts to the fellowship application:
1. Personal Information
2. Application narrative
3. Resume & Work Samples
In the form you will be asked to share personal information (contact information, how you identify, availability for the fellowship), to submit a statement of interest, a project proposal, a resumé, and upload work samples (see details below for what to submit for each).
In support of accessibility, those with access requests, wishing to submit the application in another format (such as a video or audio version), please feel free to email, text or call 651.237.5936

More information inclusive of eligibility is located within the submission form.