The Self, Realized, curated by Hannah Turpin (2019)


Prospectus is a curatorial residency program designed to support Pittsburgh’s emerging curators in the development of new exhibitions. The program provides a small cohort of curators with mentorship, professional development, financial support, and a 2,700 sq. ft. gallery space in order to bring their curatorial visions to life. 

Selected curators participate in a comprehensive professional development program that provides the tools and training necessary to create new exhibitions. 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.

 “The Prospectus program provided guidance and support that far exceeded my expectations. I felt like the entire Brew House team as well as my mentor and the design team were all working together to support my curatorial vision. I went into the Prospectus program imagining it to be a mostly solitary project with designated resources, but it actually felt like I was part of a team that saw me as a peer and a valuable part of the PGH arts community.”

        – Anna Mirzayan, 2022 Prospectus Curator, SOMA GROSSA


  • $2,000 curator stipend 
  • 10 professional development sessions
  • Mentorship from professional curators
  • Public gallery space for exhibition 
  • Network building through cohort structure
  • Additional financial benefits including: promotional support, catalog design & printing, opening reception costs, exhibition photography, artwork production costs, artist stipends, and artwork transit


All Prospectus exhibitions will take place at the Brew House Arts Gallery located in Pittsburgh’s South Side. The gallery includes 2,700 sq. feet of space, movable walls, SORAA lighting system, and more. The Brew House gallery is ADA compliant including gender neutral accessible restrooms.


Helen Trompeteler is a curator and writer with over twenty years of experience in the visual arts. She is deeply committed to supporting the vision of underrepresented artists through original exhibitions, unique education programs, and writing on art and photography. Since 2022, Helen has served as Deputy Director of Programs at Silver Eye Center for Photography. Previously Helen spent over eighteen years leading exhibitions and strategic partnerships for internationally recognized art collections, including the Royal Collection and National Portrait Gallery, London. She has written extensively on photography for books and art publications worldwide.