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DOWNTOWN WINDOW ON THE ARTS Curatorial CALL

The College of Fine Arts
THE PLACE PROGRAM
ART HISTORY STUDENTS AS EMERGING CURATORS

SPRING 2005 CURATORIAL  GRANTS:
(2) Undergraduate grant award for $500 each
(1) Graduate grant awards for $500 each
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PROPOSALS DUE : Monday, Dec. 6TH 2004

BACKGROUND:
The Downtown Window on the Arts is a 1% Public Art project supported by the City of Albuquerque and is in partnership with SiCorp Inc., and the College of Fine Arts PLACE Program at the University of New Mexico. The arts window features two high-definition plasma screens with close-range speakers. These screens are displayed in a 4'X6' window on the south side of Central Ave between First and Second Street. The digital display allows for submissions of all creative media that are digitally formatted and edited together into an electronic collage showcasing Albuquerque's finest artists, musicians, animators, photographers, craftsman, film makers, poets and performers. The Downtown Window on the Arts (DWOTA) provides a venue for local artists and promotes the City's diverse expressions of artistic and cultural talent?illuminating a kind of visual magic to pedestrians on their way to the many music, theater and gallery venues in the Central Arts District.

CURATORIAL CALL:
The DWOTA project is seeking curatorial proposals from both undergraduate and graduate Art History students. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE is necessary. The DWOTA project staff offers all levels of mentorship throughout the curatorial process.
We are looking for proposals from emerging curator's who have an interest in framing an exploratory concept or already have a vision they want to shape that will highlight the uniqueness of Albuquerque. Our call for curatorial proposals (see guidelines for details) is intentionally very broad because we are interested in YOUR ideas or speculations about the art, culture and place
of THIS city! The final curatorial product will be a digital program loop (tech assistance provided), will included image, text & sound and the exhibition venue will be the Downtown Window on the Arts.
Again, no prior technical or curatorial experience necessary. We are looking for good curatorial ideas, a sense of your organizational skills and a show of personal commitment to develop professional experience in community arts through curatorial ventures. This is an excellent foray into public art and community arts networking as well as gaining recognition as an emerging curator. Consider the resume building opportunity and/or highlight for graduate school applications.
Proposals are due Monday, December 6th and the grant awards will be announced by Monday, December 13th. Curatorial projects will be developed during the Spring semester and must be completed by the end of April to be premiered on the Downtown Window on the Arts during either a Spring Downtown ArtsCrawl or a First Friday.
Proposal guidelines are available on the PLACE Program website. Go to the Student Resource webpage: http://place.unm.edu/student_resources.html and link to DWOTA Curatorial Call or DWOTA Curatorial Proposal Guidelines. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Downtown Window on the Arts website: www.windowonthearts.com

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  Ramsey Lofton Community Education Supervisor

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