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Curatorial Proposal Outline

GUIDELINES / CHECKLIST FOR CURATORIAL PROPOSAL

EXHIBITION FRAMEWORK / CONCEPT: 200 words

As this is the first stage of the proposal do not make it heavily theoretical, but it clear and to the point

You should include some underpinnings of theoretical references

If the idea is based on a particular historical, political or art historical theory you should make this clear (if you find it is essential and provides grounding).

Summarise any theories as much as possible

SUPPORT INFORMATION: 100 words

Explain why and how this exhibition is appropriate for the venue/organisation (history, previous exhibitions, programming goals, commitment, resonates with mission, could mention previous exhibitions)

Why and how the organisation can benefit from showing this exhibition?

Location/specificity

DESCRIPTION OF ACTUAL WORKS:

Artist (total number, names and location)

Are they new commission, or presentation of existing work or combination

List of works (slides w/sizes or dvd)

WHAT WILL BE ON DISPLAY: 150 words

Describe the environment (installation-3 video screens in one room with seating in the centre, etc)

Illustrate experience (objects, sizes, layout, equipment, etc)

TARGET AUDIENCE: 100 words

Illustrate awareness of expected audience and potential audience

Discuss how this type of exhibition can engage other audiences

Example of type of programme to engage two types of audiences

i.e. German artist, IFA gives travel and accommodation for exhibit outside Germany-will assist development to seek funds

PROGRAMMING & EDUCATION: 100 words

Suggestions of talks or speakers in relation to exhibition

Types of education programmes

MATERIALS NEEDED TO PRESENT WORK

Dependent on type of art works to be presented (equipment, build out, etc)

What will be needed to create new work?

What is needed to present piece(s)

RESOURCES NEEDED

Staff

Assistance to make it

Research (artist may need this type of information or assistance from Curator)

Negotiation of resources and artist needs

If in non-traditional space or on site (environment, permissions, etc)

If you have suggestions for where to source specifics that is helpful

SCHEDULE

Planning

Production time

Installation / De-installation

Run of exhibition

PARTNERS

Possible collaborators and why they are ideal for partnerships (co- presentation)

Link-ups (others needed for project or would like to have as part of project)

BUDGET

Present work and/or make work (framing, equipment)

Installation of works (placement, plinths, sculpture, build out, walls, seating)

Artist fees

Speaker fees

Tech Fees

Carpenter fees

Documentation (photos, video, etc)

Evaluation

FUNDING: (Not needed but good idea to demonstrate your knowledge)

Secured (need to find out if there is any money in place)

Potential (Strategic stance to support project)

Identifying potential funding will be helpful to the development team and gives the impression of your understanding of funding mechanisms.

MARKETING

· Specific ideas can be helpful if this exhibition has a target audience or is of a specific nature.

TARGET AUDIENCE: 100 words

Illustrate awareness of expected audience and potential audience

Discuss how this type of exhibition can engage other audiences

Example of type of programme to engage two types of audiences

i.e. German artist, IFA gives travel and accommodation for exhibit outside Germany-will assist development to seek funds

*RESEARCH & PREPARATION

Travel needed to do research

Contacts to make

Library in house if not where or what (specific type location for research)