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
Prospectus provides 2,700 sq. ft. gallery space, mentorship, and professional development experiences to emerging curators in the Pittsburgh community. Through involvement in the 6-week intensive program, curators will receive the support necessary to present a one-month exhibition in the Brew House 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 back-to-back exhibitions running from January, 2019 – March, 2019. Curators must commit to 6 weeks professional development program running November 2 – December 14 (Weekly meetings throughout).
All are eligible to apply. Applicants must be able to attend all scheduled sessions and commit a minimum of 5 hours per week throughout the program duration. Applications will be reviewed with the focus on quality of 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 partners.
September 30, 2018: Deadline for receipt of applications
October 12, 2018: Accepted curators will be notified
November 1, 2018 – December 14, 2018: 6 week professional development series with weekly sessions in evenings or on weekends
January 6-9, 2019: Prospectus 1 Exhibition Installation
January 10,2019: Prospectus 1 Exhibition Opening
February 9, 2019: Prospectus 1 Exhibition Closing
February 17-20,2019: Prospectus 2 Exhibition Installation
February 21, 2019: Prospectus 2 Exhibition Opening
March 23, 2019:Prospectus 2 Exhibition Closing
Applications for 2018-2019 season are no longer being accepted. Check back in June 2019.
Applications are due 11:59pm on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Stipend and Fees
The program awards selected curators with $1,000 stipend upon completion of exhibition.
Program also includes financial support for installation materials and exhibition promotion.
There is no fee to apply.
Please send any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org