Emerging Curator Award

Winner announced: Siobhan Mooney


Call out information:

Black Church Print Studio is now inviting applications for its 'Recent Graduate Curator Award'. This addition to Black Church's programme is designed to provide a platform for emerging curatorial research. ​To date the Studio's exhibition program​me​​ ​has involved significant Irish​ ​​artists and curators who have approached ​exhibitions with a keen sense of experimentation. Although the studio activities tend to prioritise print processes, the exhibitions often include alternative forms. This contemporary and inclusive approach to production is what characterises the ​Black Church Print​ Studio.


This award is open to recent graduates* from academic backgrounds including Art Theory, Art History, Aesthetics and other related disciplines. The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to realize a public exhibition of work at the prime location of The Library Project in Temple Bar in January 2019.



Black Church Print Studio is offering the successful applicant:

  • A €500 curatorial fee
  • A three week exhibition slot at The Library Project with an additional week for installation/take down
  • Full creative autonomy**
  • Equitable payments for selected exhibiting artists***
  • Professionally designed graphics and invite
  • PR, marketing and administrative support
  • Technical installation support
  • An ‘A&E Session', a public dialogue event specific to the exhibition



Applicants are asked to send the following submission materials:

  • A CV (2 page max)
  • Proposal of theme/concept for exhibition. (750 words max)
  • A short statement of interest in working with Black Church Print Studio (150 words max)
  • Images of proposed, related art works or other relevant support imagery eg. previous curatorial outcomes etc.
  • Work can be submitted directly to Hazel Burke at​ info@blackchurchprint.ie​​ (​​In the subject line please state Recent Graduate Curator Award application​).



* Open to graduates from 201​3​ - 201​8​

** Curatorial award is inclusive of two​ or more BCPS members in addition to any external invited artists.

*** Black Church Print Studio is committed to the fair and equitable payment of artists as outlined in VAI Guidelines. As such decisions around number of artists should be made bearing in mind available budget (​max. 5 artists).




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