The No Longer Empty Curatorial Lab (NLE Lab) is a professional development program (12 weeks) giving curators an opportunity to build upon their existing knowledge and gain experience and support in developing, staging and evaluating a site-responsive exhibition. This program, expanding upon No Longer Empty’s mission, offers curators a new platform for debate, exploration, and experimentation in curatorial practices. The NLE Lab reinforces the role of the curator and encourages new interdisciplinary projects with special emphasis on site-specific practice and community engagement.
No Longer Empty’s supportive networks and the vast creative environments in New York City provide participants with the resources to deeply explore and develop new curatorial concepts. These 21st century curators will emerge with the tools to conduct community research and engagement, work adeptly with artists, be communicative and collaborative, and create a welcoming contemporary art exhibition for visitors in New York City.
The program is open to local and international emerging curators. The application deadline is August 8th.
How to apply
A complete application consists of:
1. Cover letter stating relevant experience and explaining your interest in participating in NLE
Curatorial Lab (max 2 pages). Please touch upon the notions of site-specificity, community
responsiveness, and art and how they relate to your interests;
2. Resume and photos/links of past work;
3. Two professional references;
4. Proof of payment of $25 application free.
Please submit your complete PDF application by August 8th to:
lab(at)nolongerempty.org. Please put “Lab application_ Last name” in the subject line.
Applications will not be reviewed unless matched with a receipt.
The course fee is $1,200. No Longer Empty provides participants options for installments.
For any questions, please write to: lab(at)nolongerempty.org
No Longer Empty New York: www.nolongerempty.org
NLE Curatorial Lab: www.nolongerempty.org/home/nle-curatorial-lab/
Blog entry in Berlin; Tuesday, Jun. 17, 2014.