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Curator Residency
co-sponsored by
Residency Unlimited and Visual AIDS
March 2014

A one-month residency, to take place in March of 2014, in New York City for a curator, art historian, or arts writer interested in the intersection of visual art and HIV/AIDS. Co-sponsored by Visual AIDS and Residency Unlimited, the curatorial residency seeks to encourage the development of exhibitions, programs, and scholarship about HIV/AIDS and contemporary art.

Residency Unlimited will provide the curator with customized administrative and network support, shared office space at 360 Court Street in Brooklyn and a venue for a public program (lecture/screening/discussion) defined in conjunction with RU and Visual AIDS. Concurrently, the resident curator will conduct research at Visual AIDS in the Archive Project and online Artist Registry. The Visual AIDS office is located in the Chelsea art district in New York City. With over 17,000 images by 500 artists, the Visual AIDS archive and registry holds images of works by artists living with HIV and the estates of artists who have passed away. Studio visits with Visual AIDS artist members are strongly encouraged. The resident curator is invited to create an online exhibition to be hosted by Visual AIDS (see Visual AIDS monthly Web Galleries).

The resident curator will be invited to produce a free, public event co-hosted by RU and Visual AIDS. Panel discussions, film screenings, performances, or a lecture highlighting the curator’s use of Visual AIDS’ resources or a presentation of international cultural production around HIV/AIDS are examples of potential programs.
The residency includes round-trip transportation to New York City, accommodations and $1,000 stipend.

Please submit a C.V. and a Statement of Purpose (maximum 2 pages) outlining your goals for the residency, and any past or current projects that have led you to cultural investigations around HIV/AIDS. Special consideration will be given to applicants living outside of NYC from locations without support for cultural production about AIDS, LGBT, and gender issues.

Application are due November 1, 2013. Applicants will be notified by November 22, 2013
The one-month residency must take place between March 1 and March 31, 2014

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