NLS Curatorial/Art Writing Intensive

When : Fall 2019
Where : Kingston, Jamaica
Application Deadline : 4 February 2019
Application Fee : none
Stipend : $300,000 JMD

The Curatorial/Art Writing Intensive is a 5-month long mentorship program geared towards addressing the dearth of archival scholarship on the work of artists in Jamaica and the Caribbean by empowering young writers and curators with the tools to write these histories.

This program aims to develop diverse curatorial practices with a strong research and writing foundation equipping young curators to work on future projects at larger institutions and in their own intitiatives, thereby generating an archive on specific concerns and artists of focus.

For the program one young mentee will be selected per year to work with a professional curatorial mentor in the development of the mentee’s project addressing one or more of the following themes:

- Gender: Ecology/Environment
- Gender: Economy
- Gender: Politics/Space

Awarded applicants will receive:

- A work stipend of JMD $300,000
- A separate publication and exhibition budget
- Professional development from an experienced mentor
- Access to Creative Sounds audio recording studio for podcast recording
- Project space for the final project execution
- Space for panel discussion