February 24, 2021

By February 24, 2021
Facade of the Speed Art Museum
Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph by Rafael Gamo.


SCAD Museum of Art welcomes DJ Hellerman as new curator

Frist Museum of Art: Mary Sibande on view through January 2
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SAVANNAH—SCAD announces the appointment of DJ Hellerman as curator at SCAD Museum of Art. An experienced curator, writer, archivist, and art historian, Hellerman brings a deep understanding of site-specific, interdisciplinary projects to SCAD MOA.

“SCAD welcomes DJ Hellerman, a curatorial leader with a reputation for creating distinguished programming of relevance and interest to the communities he serves,” says Kari Herrin, SCAD VP of Brand Experience and Head of Exhibitions. “Since opening our doors in 2011, SCAD MOA has delivered engaging exhibitions in an array of disciplines, and as we usher in our next decade, DJ’s presence ensures that the museum will continue to be an institution that educates and inspires.”

Emily Llamazales interviews DJ Hellerman following the appointment.


Speed Art Museum announces exhibition in honor of Breonna Taylor

New Orleans Film Festival: November 5-21
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LOUISVILLE—The Speed Art Museum announces its next exhibition: Promise, Witness, Remembrance, guest curated by Allison Glenn. Promise, Witness, Remembrance, reflects on the life of Breonna Taylor, her killing in 2020, and the year of protests that followed, in Louisville and around the World. The exhibition explores the dualities between a personal, local story and the nation’s reflection on the promise, witness, and remembrance of too many Black lives lost to gun violence. 


Center for Craft Awards $135,000+ for Exhibitions, Projects, and Research to Advance the Field

ASHEVILLE—The Center for Craft annually grants $135,000 to academic researchers, scholars, and curators writing, revising, and reclaiming the history of craft through the Craft Research Fund Grants.

Now in its second year, the Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship expands the definition of “research” and culminates in an exhibition of new work at Center’s gallery in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, and a presentation of their research at an upcoming symposium.

A visionary program dedicated to supporting craft research in the United States, the 2021 Craft Research Fund awarded twelve organizations, scholars, and artists, who will receive a total of $136,291 through the Artist Fellowship, Exhibition Grant, and Project Grant.


Poet Laureate Call + Info Session

ATHENS—Clarke County announces the creation of a Poet Laureate program funded and administered by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC). ACAC is currently seeking applicants. Application deadline: March 2, 2021.

ACAC views the Poet Laureate position as a means to further enhance the profile of poets, poetry, and literary arts in our community and beyond. The Poet Laureate is expected to bring poetry to segments of our community that have less access or exposure to poetry: senior citizens, youth, schools and more.


CUE Art Foundation seeks proposals for the 2022 exhibition season

NEW YORK—CUE is currently seeking Solo Exhibition and Curatorial Project proposals for the 2022 exhibition season. The Open Calls provide emerging and under-recognized artists and curators the necessary resources to realize an exhibition at CUE’s storefront gallery in 2022.  Application deadline: March 12, 2021.

Each year, a panel of established artists and curators select two to three solo exhibitions and one curatorial project to be realized at CUE. Finalists are paired with a member of the selection panel, who works with them as a mentor throughout the process of planning and mounting the exhibition. CUE provides generous honoraria—$5,000 for artists presenting solo exhibitions and $2,500 for curators organizing curatorial projects—in addition to mentorship, institutional guidance, a shipping budget, and an exhibition catalogue with a critical essay by a participant in CUE’s Art Critic Mentoring Program. 

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