Charlotte Street Foundation seeks applications from outstanding curators based in the United States wishing to be considered for the position of 2013-14 Charlotte Street Curator-in-Residence.
The 2013-14 Curator-in-Residence will be awarded an approximately 10-month residency in Kansas City, including live space, stipend, and program budget. They will be responsible for conceiving, producing and presenting a series of original exhibitions and public programs (such as talks, discussions, workshops, screenings, performances, events, etc) for Charlotte Street’s la Esquina gallery-a 2500 square foot “white box” located in the downtown area of Kansas City, Missouri-over the course of their term.
Launched in 2012, the Charlotte Street Curator-in-Residence Program provides unique opportunities for exceptional emerging curators to immerse themselves in Kansas City and to actively engage with artists and the arts community of our region. The Curatorial Residency offers an annually selected Curator-in-Residence a high-profile public platform through which to explore, develop and test ideas, build relationships, and advance their curatorial practices and careers. The exhibitions and programs they develop are expected to be responsive to, and inclusive of, work by artists from the Kansas City region while exemplifying fresh perspectives and forging connections between area artists and artists from elsewhere.
Through this program, Charlotte Street Foundation enables 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 residency encourages and supports innovative, experimental, resourceful, community-responsive curatorial approaches that introduce new ideas and foster critical discourse, creative production, and community participation in the Kansas City region.
Teaching partnerships with the Department of Art and University of Missouri-Kansas City and Kansas City Art Institute in connection with the program provide further opportunities for the annual Curator-in-Residence to connect with area art students while furthering their teaching experience.
This initiative extends Charlotte Street’s longstanding commitment to nurturing and supporting Kansas City’s artists and arts community and to fostering connections between artists and arts practitioners from Kansas City and elsewhere.