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 Description
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 yearlong professional development program, curators will be provided with the support necessary to present a six-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 through December 2020. The second exhibition will run from January through March 2021. Curators must commit to participating in a professional development program that includes approximately two meetings per month throughout the year. Meetings will occur on evenings & weekends, or at times conducive to the schedules of accepted curators.
All 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 reviewed with the focus on the quality of their proposal, potential impact of the program on their curatorial practice and career, fitting use of Brew House gallery space, along with interest in collaborating with local artists and community.
November 1, 2019: Deadline for receipt of applications
December 1, 2019: Accepted curators will be notified
January – December 2020: Yearlong professional development series with bi-monthly sessions
November 5 – December 19, 2020: Prospectus 1 Exhibition
January 22 – March 6, 2021: Prospectus 2 Exhibition
Applications are now closed. Please check back for new deadlines in late 2020.
Stipend and Fees
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.
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