Disciplines 
Curating
Duration 
1 year
Application guidelines 
Applications must include a 300-word description of an exhibition idea. Submissions should include an exhibition concept or key idea, and any artists that the applicant is considering. Also required is a current resume, two professional recommendations (these can be mailed directly to MoCADA), a 1 page writing sample, plus a short letter of intent that outlines why applicants want to participate in The Curatorial Fellowship, which should include a brief description of a recent exhibition that has made an impact on the applicant.

Applicants must have a minimum of a BA or BFA in Art History, Studio Art, or other related field with a specialized interest in African/African American/African Diasporan visual arts. MA or MFA preferred, but not required.

Deadline

Deadline 
November 22

MOCADA

MOCADA

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts

Description 
MoCADA’s Curatorial Fellowship, made possible through the generous support of the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Lambent Foundation, is designed to foster emerging curators of African descent in the curatorial field. From an open competition, two individuals will be selected to come to Brooklyn, New York for the year-long program to be immersed in the conceptual and practical methods necessary in working as a museum curator. The successful candidates will work full-time at MoCADA from February 2011 to February 2012. With the guidance of the Exhibitions Director, the fellows will be led through the process of developing an exhibition idea into an exhibition proposal, and the realization of the exhibition proposal in a gallery space. They will also have weekly discussion sessions, attend artist talks, and be introduced to MoCADA’s professional network through a schedule of site visits to local institutions, artist studios, and symposia. All of these aspects will be integral to the fellows experience as they work to curate their own exhibition at MoCADA at the culmination of the fellowship. The program’s goal is to provide emerging curators of African descent with professional training to become socially, politically and aesthetically well informed, productive contributors to the museum field, and the field of art at large.
Address: 
80 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1506
United States
Telephone 
+1 718 230 0492
Fax 
+1 718 230 0246
Website 
http://mocada.org/

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