Charlotte Street Foundation, a nationally leading, non-profit, artist-focused organization, is pleased to announce the launch of Curatorial Residencies at its Paragraph Gallery + Project Space in downtown Kansas City.
In its pilot year, this initiative seeks to provide a unique opportunity for up to two curators to immerse themselves in—and actively contribute their perspectives to —the arts ecology of the Kansas City area. The selected curator/s will be awarded full use of Charlotte Street Foundation’s Paragraph Gallery + Project Space —an approximately 1500 square foot, street-level, architecturally awarded gallery space located at 21-23 East 12th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri—to use as a venue and platform for exploring and sharing their ideas through producing and presenting a dynamic program of publicly accessible exhibitions, programs, talks and discussions, etc.
Curators are sought for two back-to-back terms of 4 to 5 months each, to occur between August 2012 and June 2013. Candidates may apply for one 4-5 month term or a combined 8-10 month term. One curator per term will be selected.
In launching these Curatorial Residencies, Charlotte Street Foundation seeks to provide the opportunity for promising, ambitious curators to actively, thoughtfully engage with Kansas City’s energetic, diverse, emergent arts community, and to further develop their curatorial voices and practices through direct, hands-on experience programming a highly regarded, well-established contemporary art space. The residencies are intended to encourage and support fresh, innovative, experimental, resourceful, community-responsive curatorial approaches that will introduce new ideas, and foster critical discourse, creative production, and community participation in the Kansas City region.
This initiative extends Charlotte Street’s longstanding commitment to nurturing and supporting Kansas City’s artists and arts community, and to fostering connections among and between artists and arts practitioners from Kansas City and elsewhere.