2023 Emerging Curator Award

Emerging Curator

Deadline for applications: 16th of April 2023

GOMA Gallery of Modern Art Waterford is inviting applications for its 2023 Emerging Curator Award. The Award is designed to provide a platform for Emerging Curators to research and engage. The Curator will arrange a five-week exhibition. The exhibition venue will be GOMA Gallery, Waterford. The paid opportunity is open to emerging curators that have knowledge and experience of contemporary visual arts in Ireland and beyond.

The successful candidate will work with the team at GOMA to realise the exhibition.

The curator will not only utilise our existing networks but will also establish new relationships.  The curator will be supported by the team at GOMA and work closely with them to manage all aspects of the exhibition and events.

The curator must research and engage the artists to be a part of the exhibitions and organise the logistics for each exhibition including managing exhibition budgets, with assistance from the team. Compiling the marketing material and communications. Organise at least one group / public visit or workshop per exhibition, with an inclusive engagement approach towards diverse communities.

GOMA’s exhibition policy is available on request from info.gomawaterford@gmail.com.

GOMA Gallery is offering the successful applicant:

  • A €2,500 curatorial fee
  • Separate exhibiting artist fees
  • A five week exhibition slot beginning at the end of November 2023.
  • PR, marketing and administrative support
  • Assistance with invite design and promo material.
  • Technical installation support and curatorial support from the team.
  • A public dialogue event specific to the exhibition.

How to apply:

To apply please send a C.V. and a proposal. The proposal should be no more than 700 words outlining your curatorial rationale or approach and contain a maximum of 6 images in the one document.

Proposals should be emailed to info.gomawaterford@gmail.com by the 16th of April 2023.