Union Hall is now accepting 2023 Applications to our Rough Gems Curatorial Program!
Are you an aspiring art curator? Do you have a unique and innovative idea for an exhibition? Are you an artist or part of a group seeking a spotlight in Denver’s art scene? Union Hall is the premier space in Denver for showcasing new curatorial talent that highlights emerging artists.
Visit our website at UnionHallDenver.org/rough-gems-application for submission details and info sessions. Applications close on October 3, 2022 at 6 pm MT.
Taking place at the gallery from January 19, 2023–April 22, 2023, Rough Gems will showcase the work of three Denver-based curators or curatorial teams in a pop-up exhibition format. Each of the three selected curators/curatorial teams will receive access to Union Hall’s space, budget, and additional resources in order to create a three-week pop-up exhibition, and will have the ability to supplement the show with one additional event or program throughout that three-week time period.
The goal of this exhibition is to showcase local curatorial and artistic talent by turning over Union Hall’s gallery space to emerging curators, and inviting them to share an exhibition in an active and experimental environment. Proposals from curators based in the Denver metro area that include the work of local artists and performers will be given priority, as will concepts that address a unique facet of the local creative community. This call for curatorial proposals is open to projects that include a wide range of creative expression, including, but not limited to: visual art, music, poetry, dance, and performance of all kinds.
For each selected proposal, Union Hall provides:
– Curatorial stipends of $700 each (up to two curators)
– Artist stipends of $300 each (up to six artists)
– Curatorial mentorship
– General guidance and planning support
– Social media, marketing, and press outreach
– Oversee installation and deinstallation
– Access to Union Hall’s installation tools and resources
– Vinyl exhibition text
– Exhibition photography
– Full use of Union Hall’s facilities and tech
… and more!