Apr 12, 2017
The Kitchen Curatorial Fellowship: August 2017 - May 2018
This nine-month fellowship at one of New York’s foremost non-profit interdisciplinary arts spaces provides the opportunity to work closely with The Kitchen’s curatorial staff as well as with a wide range of performing and visual artists. Founded in the early 1970s, The Kitchen identifies, supports, and presents emerging and under-recognized artists working in the areas of video, dance, music, performance art, media arts, and literature. This fellowship includes a $2,500 stipend and requires a time commitment of 24 hours per week, beginning in late August and ending in May.
This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual who is either currently enrolled in or who recently completed a graduate program. At least one year of professional arts administration experience and a broad interest in experimental approaches to contemporary art practice across the disciplines is important. The Curatorial Fellow works with The Kitchen staff on all phases of the exhibition and presentation process, including researching new projects, writing brochure copy, and assisting with the implementation of current exhibitions and performances. The Curatorial Fellow also develops crucial experience interacting with key staff in the development and communications departments at the institution, providing them with a well rounded experience at a small, non-profit organization.
Responsibilities may include: researching the work of emerging national and international artists for possible presentation at The Kitchen; corresponding with artists and guest curators; drafting press releases, wall texts, and project descriptions for the website; assisting with the logistical coordination of exhibitions, performances, and The Kitchen’s limited edition projects; serving as the liaison to dozens of artists participating in the annual benefit art auction; and assisting with the review and organization of artists’ submissions.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their interest in the position and relevant experience, as well as a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kitchen curatorial team will review applicants and be in touch with select individuals to schedule interviews in the coming months.
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MONDAY, APRIL 24