Opportunity for curators, Art historians, and Arts writers

Residency Unlimited Co-sponsored Visual AIDS Residency

February / March 2013

A one-month residency, to take place in February or March of 2012, in New York City for a curator, art historian, or arts writer interested in the intersection of visual art and HIV/AIDS. Co-sponsored by Visual AIDS and Residency Unlimited, the curatorial residency seeks to encourage the development of exhibitions, programs, and scholarship about HIV/AIDS and contemporary art.

Residency Unlimited will provide the curator with customized administrative and network support, shared office space at 360 Court Street in Brooklyn and a venue for a public program (lecture/screening/discussion) defined in conjunction with RU and Visual AIDS. Concurrently, the resident curator will conduct research in Visual AIDS’ Archive Project. The Visual AIDS office is located in the Chelsea art district in New York City. With over 17,000 images by 442 artists, the Archive Projects hold works from artists living with HIV and the estates of artists who have passed away. Studio visits with artists from the Archive Project are encouraged. The resident curator is invited to create an online exhibition to be hosted by Visual AIDS (see Visual AIDS monthly Web Galleries at:www.thebody.com/visualaids/web_gallery/index.html).

The resident curator will be invited to produce a free, public event co-hosted by RU and Visual AIDS. Panel discussions, film screenings, performances, or a lecture illuminating the curator’s use of the Archive Project or a presentation of international cultural production around HIV/AIDS are examples of potential programs.

The residency includes a $3,000 budget for housing, living expenses, and round-trip transportation to New York.

Please submit a C.V. and a Statement of Purpose (maximum 2 page) outlining your goals for the residency, any past or current projects that have led you to cultural investigations around HIV/AIDS. Special consideration will be given to applicants living outside of NYC from locations without support for cultural production about AIDS, LGBT, and gender issues.

Applications are due Monday October 22 2012. Applicants will be notified by November 23, 2012.

The one-month residency must take place between February 1 and March 31, 2013

Send application or inquiries to info@residencyunlimited.org

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