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Assistance to Aboriginal Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts. [- Please circulate widely -] Call for Proposals: Aboriginal Curators- Canada Council’s Assistance to Aboriginal Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts. DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 15, 2010. Since 1976, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery has served the needs of Northwestern Ontario artists and art audiences while providing an important link to other museums and galleries. The Gallery has a long history and commitment to the research, exhibition, and promotion of Aboriginal art in Canada. Our permanent collection includes works by notable artists such as Greg Staats, Norval Morrisseau, Shelly Niro, Carl Beam, Daphne Odjig, Patricia Deadman, Rebecca Belmore, Alex Janvier, Mary Ann Barkhouse, and Roy Thomas amongst many others. The foundation of our programming mandate is: • To build a collection of art focused on the work of contemporary Canadian Aboriginal artists and the most innovative work of Northwestern Ontario artists. • To present exhibitions of artistic and educational value to enhance the visual arts experience of the people of Northwestern Ontario; • To support and effect the development of contemporary Canadian artists by organizing exhibitions of work by emerging and/or established artists with a particular focus on (but not limited to) contemporary Aboriginal artists and artists from Northwestern Ontario The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is currently soliciting proposals from First Nations, Inuit and Métis Curators for the Canada Council’s Assistance to Aboriginal Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts program. The Thunder Bay Art Gallery will select one proposal to collaboratively submit to the Canada Council. Pending Canada Council support, the awarded residency will begin from July 2011 through to June 2013. The resident Curator will work closely with gallery staff and be responsible for, but not limited to: • Curatorial research, writing, overseeing the development and organization of at least one original exhibition at the gallery. • Assisting with the organization of on-going gallery exhibitions, outreach and education programs. • Conducting research and developing programs and/or projects that involve the permanent collection. • Working approximately 35 hours per week at the Gallery. Applications to the Thunder Bay Art Gallery must include: 1) A curatorial statement (2 pages) 2) Project proposal, outlining the proposed exhibitions and activities of the residency. Applicants must also describe the focus of the residency (4 pages) 3) Curriculum Vitae (3 pages maximum) 4) 2 Writing Samples 5) 2 Letters of Reference Thunder Bay Art Gallery proposal deadline is December 15, 2010. The Canada Council grant deadline is February 1, 2011. The applicant selected by the Thunder Bay Art Gallery for the Canada Council Residency Program will work closely with the Gallery to expand and develop the proposal for the February 1, 2011 deadline. For full information on the Canada Council’s Assistance to Aboriginal Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts Program and complete application materials, please visit: www.canadacouncil.ca Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Curator prior to the Gallery deadline. Send Questions and Submissions to the attention of: Nadia Kurd, Curator Thunder Bay Art Gallery P.O. Box 10193 1080 Keewatin Street Thunder Bay, ON. P7B 6T7 Tel: (807) 577-6427 firstname.lastname@example.org www.theag.ca ---