Artscape Youngplace and the Curators’ Network Canada are pleased to announce a newly formed partnership at the historic Shaw Street School site in the Queen West neighbourhood of Toronto, recently redeveloped into a community cultural hub. As both organizations support learning, community and vitality in the arts, Artscape Youngplace and the Curators’ Network Canada look forward to working together to create exciting professional development and exhibition opportunities for Curators’ Network Canada members and Artscape Youngplace Flex Studios members and are pleased to announce a Request for Proposals and an Exhibition Proposal Clinic as its first two collaborative initiatives. Additional opportunities will be announced on an ongoing basis.
Unsure of how to pull together a compelling exhibition proposal? Want to learn how to bring your exhibition concept to life? This clinic offered by the Artscape Youngplace & Curators’ Network Canada Partnership will guide curators through the process of successfully organizing an exhibition from start to finish, with a focus on preparing a submission to our RFP. Curators who plan to submit an exhibition proposal to the partnership are highly encouraged to attend this clinic with a draft outline of their proposal. Representatives from Artscape Youngplace and the Curators’ Network will be present to workshop your exhibition concept, discuss proper formatting of your submission, outline how to develop a financially feasible project budget that includes fair artist and curator fees, and review the logistics involved in realizing your exhibition in the Hallway Galleries.
Curators’ Network Canada and Flex Studios Members should rsvp for this Proposal Clinic to email@example.com to confirm a space in the Clinic.
More information about the RFP for Exhibition Proposals (Deadline June 30) http://artscapeyoungplace.ca/artscape-youngplace-curators-network-canada-announce-an-exhibition-and-professional-development-partnership/
About the Curators’ Network Canada
The Curators’ Network Canada is an emerging organization dedicated to supporting the practices of independent curators through networking, expertise sharing, exhibition facilitation, cross promotion, and advocacy. The Curators’ Network is a membership based organization that strives to offer both a sense of community and membership benefits.
About Artscape Youngplace
Part ideas laboratory, part creativity workshop, Artscape Youngplace is a community cultural hub located in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood, with 75,000 square feet of space devoted to artistic inspiration, learning, growth and expression.
The facility opened in 2013 after a major renovation and community consultation process. Artscape’s $17 million transformation of the building, a former school, was completed just before the centenary of its construction in 1914. Artscape Youngplace is named in recognition of a generous lead gift from The Michael Young Family Foundation.
The artists and organizations inside the building represent a vibrant mix of art forms and cultural mandates and provide many programs and events to enjoy. Flex Studios is a membership-based service that offers artists pay-as-you-go access to creative workspace at Artscape Youngplace. The surrounding neighbourhood is one of the country’s most creative, and is a major centre for contemporary art in Canada. For more information please visit www.artscapeyoungplace.ca
Artscape is a not‐for‐profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Founded in 1986, Artscape develops and manages a portfolio of dynamic community assets in Toronto and in the process has helped create some of the city’s most creative and vibrant neighbourhoods, including properties such as the recently‐opened Artscape Youngplace, the award‐winning Daniels Spectrum: a cultural hub in Regent Park and Artscape Wychwood Barns, Artscape Distillery Studios in the Distillery Historic District, Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island, and three projects in the thriving artistic community of West Queen West/Parkdale, with many more projects in the development pipeline.
Artscape is widely recognized as an international leader in creative placemaking, a practice that leverages the power of art, culture and creativity to catalyze change, growth and transformation of communities. Its success is driven by its ability to work effectively across disciplines to align values, leadership, investment and public policy. Artscape works constantly to expand its portfolio, share its expertise and advance the field, offering training, mentoring and coaching, and learning opportunities through the Creative Placemaking Lab and tools and resources on the Artscape D.I.Y. website (www.artscapeDIY.org).