LACE announces its selection for the third Emerging Curators program, Names Printed in Black, curated by Emily Butts. As Los Angeles’ premier experimental non-profit exhibition space, LACE created this program to discover and promote curatorial talent. Her project was selected from a pool of 48 proposals that reflect the diversity of perspectives of the arts community. The jury comprised Lanka Tattersall, MOCA assistant curator, and artists Beatriz Cortez and Dorit Cypis. Read more about the project here.
Request for Curatorial Proposals from Los Angeles-Based Practitioners for 2019 Presentation
This new program is designed to discover curatorial talent in Los Angeles and gives an opportunity for an emerging curator to partner with LACE. Applicants are reviewed by a panel that will recommend projects to the LACE team. For the third installment of LACE’s Emerging Curators Program one project will be selected for presentation in early 2019. The panel will select a compelling project that is consistent with LACE’s experimental spirit.
It is expected that submissions may be very open in nature because of the generous planning time allotted. The LACE team will work with the selected Emerging Curator in developing the project as it evolves over the planning year, and to collaborate on programming to insure the work reaches its intended audiences. The project must be designed with a $5,000 budget in mind. LACE will provide space, exhibition consultation, installation expertise and assistance, and marketing and promotion of the project.
Review Panelists for 2017 Submissions (for 2019 Presentation) to be announced.
Guidelines for Curatorial Proposals
- Applications may be submitted by an individual or curatorial team but must be based in the Los Angeles region
- Online applications only; no in-person submissions are accepted.
- Applicants are limited to one submission; there is no submission fee.
- Submissions must be consistent with LACE’s tradition of supporting experimental projects.
- Visuals are optional but encouraged; include PDFs or web links.
- Proposals are limited to a maximum one-page description.
- Label all pages of submission with Last Name, First Name on header.
- The panel may request the submission of additional materials at a later date.
How to Apply
Complete the brief application form below and submit a maximum one-page description of your project. Visuals may be attached or links to work may be included. Email all submission materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 1, 2017 – Deadline for submissions (Please submit no earlier than October 15)
March 1, 2018 – Applicants notified via email
January 2019 – Project presented by emerging curator
This program is supported by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.