Asian Arts Initiative is pleased to issue a call for Community Curators, a program to provide exhibition opportunities for visual artists, curators, and organizers exploring community issues and concerns.
A “Community Curator” can be an individual artist, a professional curator, and/or a community representative who has an idea for an exhibition that they would like to make happen in the Asian Arts Initiative’s main gallery. The program is intended to allow for flexibility and responsiveness in the Asian Arts Initiative’s programming, and to maximize the utilization of the Asian Arts Initiative’s gallery at 1219 Vine Street in Philadelphia’s Chinatown North neighborhood.
They hope the program will foster inspiration and dialogue among their diverse audiences – of emerging and professional artists, youth and elders, Asian Americans and non-Asians – through exposure to a wide array of artists, artwork, creative processes, and community issues. In particular, they are interested in exhibition projects that address themes or issues that are timely and relevant to the Asian American community in Philadelphia; and/or that engage with the local Chinatown neighborhood.
Past Community Curators exhibitions have included group exhibitions such as Jeff Cylkowski’s Urban Convergence and Yvonne Lung’s Carrying Across as well as solo shows like Colette Fu’s We Are Tiger Dragon People.
Visit asianartsinitiative.org for the complete call and application.