Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship
The Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship aims to train promising writers and curators by expanding their professional education and experience. This distinctive, yearlong program awards 12 fellows the opportunity to participate in a structured and innovative curriculum designed to encourage new writing and curatorial projects. The Fellowship offers each participant the opportunity to cultivate skills and knowledge by offering access to leading regional and national curators, critics, organizers and academics through public lectures and intimate, hands-on workshops.
The Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship identifies talented Fellows who possess a passion for art, a drive to excel in writing about art, and the desire to become active and engaged participants in the current contemporary art dialogue. The program provides education, mentorship, and support to writers and curators to help them realize greater potential. This is the third installment of the program, which was also held in 2012 and 2010. The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) presents this program in partnership with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History with additional support from the Norman Arts Council and MAINSITE Contemporary Art. Regional partners include the Charlotte Street Foundation (Kansas City, MO), Bemis Art Center (Omaha, NE), and The Luminary (St. Louis, MO).
Chad Alligood, Curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR.
Robert Bailey, Art Historian, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Chloë Bass, Independent Conceptual Artist and Cultural Critic, Brooklyn, NY.
Kirsten Fleur Olds, PhD (Program Facilitator and Panel Moderator), Writer and Curator, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.
Barbara Pollack, Critic, Contributing Editor of Artnews, contributing writer to Art in America, Artnet.com and others, curator and expert on Chinese contemporary art.
Karen vanMeenen, Editor of Afterimage, The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism; Lecturer, Rochester Institute of Technology Department of English.
The deadline to apply for the 2015 program was November 17, 2014 at 5 pm. Selected Fellows will be announced here soon.
The deadline for the 2015 Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship has passed.
Fellows will be announced by December 17, 2014.
Applicants should be actively engaged in the visual arts and seriously interested in writing about or creating exhibitions of living artists from the region. They also should have a demonstrated passion about contemporary art and the potential to produce exceptional writing. Applicants should be able to commit to the program, attend scheduled events, and meet assignments for successful completion. Graduate students are eligible to apply. Undergraduate students are not eligible. Past Fellows are not eligible.
Geographic Eligibility: Applicants must
- be an Oklahoma resident, or
- live within a 350-mile radius of Oklahoma City, or
- be a resident of Kansas City, Omaha or St. Louis areas.
Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship Application Deadline Nov 17th to Nov 17th from 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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