The CCCADI Curatorial Fellowship in Afro-Caribbean Art is dedicated to emerging curators of colour committed to the artistic and cultural production of the Afro-Caribbean and its Diaspora, including the Dutch, English, French, and Spanish-speaking Caribbean. The year-long Curatorial Fellowship will provide mentorship, curatorial training, and institutional support to ten Fellows. The goals are to elevate and deepen Fellows’ curatorial practice and knowledge of Caribbean African Diaspora Art and culture; advance professional development; and exchange ideas and best practices with notable curators, scholars, artists, and cultural workers about important issues in the field.
The 2020-2021 Fellowship launches in August 2020 with its flagship programme, the Summer Intensive (New York City, 2-8 August 2020), a week of seminars, roundtable discussions, workshops, and mentoring sessions led by a faculty of curators who have organised ground-breaking exhibitions on Caribbean and African Diaspora Art. The Summer Intensive will also include studio visits with local Caribbean artists and public programmes around New York City that celebrate the Caribbean. The Summer Intensive will conclude with a Public Symposium on Saturday 8 August 2020 where Fellows present their curatorial practice and projects. Throughout the Fellowship year, Fellows will be invited to contribute to CCCADI’s exhibitions and public programmes and to engage with its expansive network of curators as guest speakers, panellists, and interlocutors. The Fellowship will result in the opportunity for one Fellow to curate their Exhibition at CCCADI’s gallery space in East Harlem in 2021.
Fellows must be able to commit to participating in all programme requirements at the time of application. Fellows will receive a stipend for their participation.
The Fellowship is open to emerging global curators who show leadership potential in the field of Afro-Caribbean Art through their curatorial projects and exhibitions, arts scholarship and publications, and public programs. Working independently or within institutions, the selected curators will be at an early stage in their careers with three or more years of curatorial experience, or a similar track record of organising cultural projects. Fellows will also be selected based on the strength of a curatorial project they will incubate and strengthen during the Fellowship and through the guidance of Faculty Mentors.