Installation shot of The Self, Realized, curated by Hannah Turpin (2019)
Prospectus is a curatorial development program of Brew House Association that supports emerging talent and produces two fully developed exhibitions featuring local artists at the Brew House Gallery.
PROSPECTUS PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Through the Prospectus Series, BHA will showcase two innovative exhibitions at the Brew House Gallery fully developed by emerging talent and featuring the work of local artists.
The Prospectus Series provides a 2,700 sq. ft. gallery space, mentorship, and professional development opportunities to emerging curators in the Pittsburgh community. Through involvement in a comprehensive professional development program, curators will be provided with the support necessary to present a eight-week exhibition in the Brew House Association Gallery located on the Southside. Experts in the field will give advice on essential skills for curators including developing an exhibition statement, artist engagement and interaction, community collaboration and outreach, installation, marketing and promotion. These strategies include access to professional guidance from those experienced in the field, time and space to realize a unique vision and the financial and administrative support necessary to produce a highly professional final product that might not otherwise become a reality.
Curators are encouraged to submit exhibitions focused on social issues and to consider intended audiences and partnerships that may strengthen the viewership of the exhibition.
Two curators will be selected to curate exhibitions. The first exhibition will run from November 2022 through January 2023. The second exhibition will run from February through March 2023. Curators must commit to participating in a professional development program that includes approximately two meetings per month over a approximately five month period (June – October, 2022). Meetings will occur on evenings & weekends, or at times conducive to the schedules of accepted curators.
All individuals over 21 years of age are eligible to apply. Applicants must be able to attend all scheduled sessions and commit a minimum of five hours per month throughout the program duration. Applications will be evaluated based upon the strength of concept, feasibility for the time and space provided, and strength of the alignment with Brew House Association’s values.
At this time only individual applications will be accepted.
*For individuals considering applying to both Distillery & Prospectus are encouraged to select one program to apply for. Participants selected to participate in the Prospectus program will be ineligible to participate in BHA’s Distillery program simultaneously.
FEES & STIPENDS
The program awards selected curators with a $2,500 stipend for the program. Stipend will be paid in two parts.
The program also includes financial support for installation materials and exhibition promotion. There is no fee to apply.
March 15, 2022: Virtual Information Session. Register Now. (6:30-8:00pm)
April 1, 2022: Deadline for receipt of applications
May 6, 2022: Accepted curators will be notified
June – November 2022: Professional development meetings with bi-monthly sessions
November 17, 2022 – January 14, 2023: Prospectus Exhibition 1
February 2 – April 1, 2023: Prospectus Exhibition 2
The 2022 application period has closed.
Applications must be received by 5:00 PM (EST) on April 1, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Application does NOT allow for partial completion or saving of work to return, so applicants should have their materials ready and able to submit in one sitting. We recommend viewing the application questions in advance and prepping all materials before submission.
Please send any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEET THE 2022 PROGRAM MENTOR
Helen Trompeteler is a curator, writer, and Deputy Director of Programs at the Silver Eye Center for Photography. Previously, Helen spent over eighteen years leading exhibitions and partnerships for internationally recognized collections, including the Royal Collection and the National Portrait Gallery, London. She has written extensively on photography and its histories for numerous books and art magazines worldwide. Helen’s curatorial practice is dedicated to supporting and sharing the work of emerging and under-recognized artists. Her work promotes photography as a fine art medium that can provoke dialogue, foster community, and imagine more equitable futures.
Selected curators will meet repeatedly with the program mentor and gain feedback on the development of their curatorial statement, artist selection, installation, curatorial career development, and more.