An Open Call to all aspiring Artists/Curators/Critics/Theorists/Gallerists who want to develop a career in the visual arts. The deadline for application is January 18th, 2020.
See our website link to download the application and read more about:
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What: FORUM - A free, ten month long, mentoring program for those that wish to build a career in the contemporary visual arts but lack a prolonged experience with professional art world activities. This empowering program is designed as a practical guide to navigating the art world via Q&A sessions with successful professionals (artists, curators, critics and gallerists), culminating with an exhibition in the Torrance Art Museum, with the program’s participants. The artists will show their work, the curators will select which works, the writers will write essays for the catalog and gallerists will coordinate the publicity, marketing, programming and events for it
The goal of FORUM is for the cohort to form a peer bond which we hope will lead to future collaborations and opportunities as well as networked connections with the visiting professionals.
When: One Saturday of each month beginning Saturday March 7. Each session is 3 hours, 11am-2pm, and requires a commitment to attend all of them. Applicants can live anywhere but must be able to attend all sessions.
Where: Torrance Art Museum conference room and off-site locations.
Who: Sessions will be led by members of the TAM curatorial staff. Visiting professionals from various sectors of the industry will be invited to selected sessions.
The cohort will be up to 15 participants and must be over 21 years of age.
Interview process: Applications will be vetted by TAM staff for suitability to the program, to establish a shortlist of candidates who will be invited to TAM to present a 1 minute talk to fellow finalists about their non-art interests, which will occur on Saturday February 15th starting at 11am. Those selected will be notified on February 22, 2020. For successful candidates the program begins on March 7, 2020.
For those accepted there will be one overnight camping excursion to Joshua Tree or similar. All off-site activities will be at the expense of the individual participants.