Call for Exhibition Proposals: Curating and Public Scholarship Lab

Concordia-based research team seeks two Fellows-in-Residence to develop public exhibitions on contemporary social and political issues. (Version Français)

Submission Deadline: September 21, 2018

Interviews: October 1 – 5. 2018

Applicants chosen for interviews may be asked to provide more detailed project descriptions.

Resident selection: October 12, 2018


The Concordia-based research team Beyond Museum Walls is offering two curatorial residencies (February – April 2019, August – October 2019) to researchers, artists, curators and students interested in developing research topics, media, and artworks into full exhibitions that attempt to establish critical dialogues around pressing social and political issues. The Beyond Museum Walls research team has extensive experience consulting on exhibition strategies related to “difficult knowledge” — or meaningful encounters with histories of injustice, such as colonization, genocide, discrimination, violence, conflict, as well as under-representation and contestation relating to these in public discourse, particularly in the Canadian context.

Curatorial Fellows-in-Residence will engage in a series of meetings and workshops alongside Beyond Museum Walls researchers and research assistants to develop and produce (1) an exhibition experiment guided by  our “curatorial dreaming” methodology that would lead into (2) a public exhibition and series of outreach events (discussions/performances/workshops) at the Curating and Public Scholarship Lab at Concordia University. 

As a research team dedicated to broadening the discourse around histories of injustice in museums, we encourage Indigenous, racialized, disabled, LGBTQ+, gender non-binary, formerly incarcerated people, and people from working class or immigrant backgrounds, among others, to submit proposals. Emerging as well as established artists/curators/researchers are encouraged to apply. 

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