Curator

  • Full Time
  • Toronto
  • Remote: hybrid or flexible
  • $6,000

Arraymusic

Description

Call for Proposals: Curator

Arraymusic has shifted our artistic leadership model away from a single Artistic Director to a group of specialized curators, while still providing the experienced artistic, production, and administrative oversight necessary to successfully create and execute compelling and coherent artistic programming consistent with Array’s organizational vision over the short- and long-terms. 

This new structure features three curators with staggered three-year terms. Each curator will program an annual series that Arraymusic will produce through the course of their term. This call is to recruit the third of these new Curators.

PROCESS

At this time, we are asking applicants to submit their CV and a brief 1 or 2 paragraph series concept, or a link to a short video proposal. We will then create a short list of applicants who will be asked to develop a more detailed series concept to be presented to the selection committee, for which they will be paid $500.The committee consists of General Director David Schotzko, current Curator Zoma Maduekwe, and select members of the Arraymusic Board of Directors.

At all stages, series concepts will remain the intellectual property of the applicant and/or Curator. 

Submission Deadline: Friday, June 7 2024.

Anticipated Interviews: late June to early July 2024

Final Selection & Notification: late July 2024

COMPENSATION: $6000/annually (i.e., $2000/event X 3 events OR $3000/event X 2 events)

CONTRACT PERIOD: August 1, 2024 to June 30, 2027 (a total of 3 Arraymusic seasons)

ROLE OVERVIEW
Reporting to the Board of Directors, Arraymusic’s Curators will work closely with the General Director and artistic staff to curate two to three events annually, beginning in the 2024-25 season and continuing through 2026-27. 

The ideal candidate will be a practicing artist or curator working in a performance-based discipline with experience in event curation (either through their own performances or through curating others), and a demonstrated history of experimental work within their field or community. 

We encourage proposals for new series that explore a wide variety of disciplines and genres and their interactions (for example: sound or installation art; performance art; new media; other). The Array Ensemble Concert Series will not be curated through this call.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conceive and program a new series featuring 3 events annually from 2024/25 through 2026/2027 (the Array Space is a preferred venue for performances, but proposals for site-specific works are welcome);
  • Work with the General Director to oversee series production and to manage an anticipated annual programming budget of $4,000-$6,000 (separate from the curatorial compensation); 
  • Work with the General Director, and/or others, to prepare program descriptions for publicity and fundraising purposes, and to seek out collaboration opportunities with other organizations;
  • Attend series events and participate in the larger Arraymusic community.

ABOUT ARRAYMUSIC

Arraymusic’s mission is to ignite and sustain a passion for contemporary Canadian musical art within an equitable, international, interdisciplinary context. Three interrelated programs define what Array does, why we do it and how we realize our artistic, organizational, and community-based goals:

  1. Array’s Contemporary Music Program produces, presents and supports diverse work on the cutting edges of current musical/sound art practice;
  2. Array’s Creative Music Hub utilizes the Array Space to foster a thriving, inclusive contemporary music and art scene; and
  3. Array For All engages diverse and equity seeking audiences through innovative programs.

Learn more about Arraymusic at arraymusic.ca

For questions regarding this call please contact [email protected]

To apply, email your details to generaldirector@arraymusic.ca

Email CV and a brief 1 or 2 paragraph series concept, or a link to a short video proposal to [email protected]


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