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’ presentation given by candidates for selection.

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