Curatorial Mentorship in Craft – Call for Applications

Call for applications
Curatorial mentorship in contemporary craft

Deadline to apply: April 9, 2018

The Manitoba Craft Council (MCC) invites applications from emerging curators with a passion for contemporary craft. The focus of the curatorial project will be on researching and developing a solo/duo exhibition that highlights excellence in contemporary craft, for the Shirley Richardson Craft Gallery at C2 Centre for Craft in Winnipeg in 2019.

Under the guidance of MCC staff and Curatorial Mentor Amy Karlinsky, the emerging curator will develop curatorial skills, knowledge and competencies in exhibition development, including identifying potential artists, conducting studio visits, exhibition planning and design, writing a curatorial essay and related programming.

To be considered, please submit the following:
A CV highlighting relevant background: your artistic or curatorial experience and education.
2.  A one- page description stating why you are interested and what you hope to gain.
3. A sample of writing related to craft or the visual arts, e.g., a published article, exhibition review, catalogue essay, or academic paper (2 pages max)

Applicants must reside in Manitoba.
Anticipated Curatorial Mentorship Remuneration: $2,000.00

Applications can be emailed to MCC Director at Tammy Sutherland
Amy Karlinsky Bio:
Art critic, editor, educator and curator Amy Karlinsky has taught for the University of Manitoba, University of Regina, Capilano College and University of BC in theory and criticism, writing, contemporary and Canadian Art. As an independent curator, she has produced shows for public and private galleries including Gallery 111, St. John’s College, and the WAG. As an arts critic, she has contributed to the Winnipeg Free Press and Border Crossings, with essays and articles on the arts in newspapers, journals and art catalogues for Canadian Art, C, Blackflash, Etudes Inuit Studies, Urban Shaman Gallery, Martha Street Studio, La Maison des artistes and more. She has facilitated numerous workshops and delivered the keynotes for the Manitoba Association of Art Educations and the Wendy Wersch lecture series. She is a former member of the Manitoba Arts Council and MAWA Boards, and former director of the Nunnatta Sunaqutangit Museum in Iqaluit. Her interests are in innovation and creativity, theory and narrative structures, psychology, interpretation and collaboration.