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The Commons Curatorial Residency
Pictured: Overturn the Artifice, a 2013 Commons Curatorial Residency Exhibition, photo by V. Crown

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Dear Artists & Respected Community Members,

SOMArts Cultural Center invites you to deepen your relationship with us and expand your creative practice by submitting a proposal to The Commons Curatorial Residency Program. If you are not personally interested in applying, please assist SOMArts in garnering a robust set of proposals by forwarding this notice to your respective communities.

Artists, independent curators and arts organizations presenting contemporary work in any medium may apply. Full information about the submission process can be found here.

The proposal period for 2014–2015 exhibitions is open Monday, September 16th through Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 11:59pm. Applicants invited to submit a full application will be notified in mid-November.

Financial support provided by The Commons Curatorial Residency enables artists to continue their professional development, form new collaborative partnerships, and engage community residents through programming that serves the mission of SOMArts: to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures.

Artists/curators 
selected 
for
 exhibition 
funding
 receive project grants up to $3,000, 
exhibition
 space 
in 
the 
SOMArts
 Main 
Gallery,
 installation, 
technical
 and 
event 
production 
support, 
and 
community
 engagement/public 
relations 
support 
valued 
at 
$23,000.
 
Four
 residencies
 are
 awarded
 each
 season 
and
 are
 designed 
to 
support
 emerging
 and 
mid‐career
 artists, 
as
 well
 as
 artists 
exploring 
new
 and
 challenging 
ideas.

There are multiple opportunities (online RSVP requested) to learn about The Commons Curatorial Residency and to tour the gallery space before the Letter of Intent is due. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

For more information, please visit somarts.org/exhibitions/submissions. Reach our Main Gallery by email at gallery@somarts.org or by phone at (415) 863-1414 xt. 110.

Best Regards,


Lex Leifheit

Lex Leifheit's Signature

Executive Director
SOMArts Cultural Center
IN-PERSON GALLERY TOUR WITH Q&A SESSION
Monday, September 23, 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Visit the facilities at SOMArts, gain a sense of the gallery space, meet the program staff, and ask questions about the application process. Online RSVP required.  
Register

ONLINE Q&A SESSIONS
Wednesday, October 2, 12PM to 1PM
Tuesday, October 8, 7PM to 8PM

Two virtual opportunities to talk directly to The Commons program organizers and ask any questions you might have about the application process. Regsitrants for the online sessions will receive instructions for joining the chat by email at least 48 hours before event. Online RSVP required.  
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Come Out & Play SF, a November 2012 Commons Curatorial Residency Exhibition, photo by Cole Anetsberger
Quote from Katya Min
“The opportunity to mount a large scale art exhibition and related public programs through the SOMArts' Commons Curatorial Residency jumpstarted my re-entry into the arts community by serving as a platform for me to actualize my curatorial vision, brush up on skills and properly showcase great works by local artists to the public. Thanks to the invaluable guidance and support provided by SOMArts, I have since been able to realize more opportunities to curate and present artists, through the gallery I run in the Mission, IcTus Gallery, and now as senior program manager at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts." 
Katya Min, recipient of a 2010–11 Commons Curatorial Residency

Pictured above: Archana Sachdev performing as part of public programming for Breathed … Unsaid …
NEED HANDS-ON TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE?
Saturday, Oct 12, 12PM to 2PM 

If you need access to a computer or technical assistance with the process, register to receive assistance from SOMArts Curator & Gallery Director Justin Hoover in the Main Gallery at SOMArts, 934 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA (between 8th and 9th) by leaving Justin a voicemail at 415-863-1414 xt 110. You must RSVP by phone to participate.

Come Out & Play SF, a November 2012 Commons Curatorial Residency Exhibition, photo by Cole Anetsberger
Commons Curatorial Residency Video
2012–13 Commons Curatorial Residency recipients Peter Max Lawrence & Truong Tran offer advice to prospective Commons Curatorial Residents in this short video.
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