FORUM 2019

 The deadline for application is midnight, January 26th, 2019.

noun: forum; plural noun: forums; plural noun: fora
1. a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.

 

This year, FORUM, grows, expanding to a 10-month mentorship residency program designed 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 Gallery Two of 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 run the opening and PR for it.

 

January 26, 2019
Deadline for applications at 11:59 PM.

February 2, 2019
Notification sent to candidates to attend ‘interview’ presentation.

February 16, 2019
‘Interview’ presentations given by candidates.

February 19, 2019
Notification sent to selected finalists cohort to confirm their inclusion.

 
 

First trimester

March 2
Introductions:
A brief introduction of your art activities and interests to date by all participants. Very short (maybe 2 to 3 minutes). This will followed by a discussion of the program led by TAM staff with time for a Q&A session.
Please bring a pot luck item.

April 13
Visiting guests to provide personal story of their career and answer Q&A.

May 4
Visiting guests to provide personal story of their career and answer Q&A.

 

second trimester 2019

June 1
Camping trip and group social

July 13
Visiting guests to provide personal story of their career and answer Q&A.

August 3
Visiting guests to provide personal story of their career and answer Q&A.

 

third Trimester 2019

September 7
Visiting guests to provide personal story of their career and answer Q&A.

October 12
Building investment – swapping skills (artwork for writing, etc). How to be pro-active (pop-ups, etc), running a collective and other advice.

November 2
Prep session for museum exhibition of FORUM participants. A planning session for the December event with allocated roles and responsibilities.

December 7
The ‘graduation’ event, an exhibition organized by all participants, in the main gallery of TAM to open on Saturday December 7, 6-9pm. This will run through December 21.