Robert Rauschenberg Emerging Curator Competition

Deadline: 20 October 2014
Open to: undergraduate or graduate students and post-doctoral fellows around the world
Award: a curatorial fellowship with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and honorarium up to $5,000


The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in partnership with Arsty announces the new Emerging Curator Competition. The competition is intended to foster a new generation of curators by providing online access to digital resources and collections, including works by Robert Rauschenberg, as well as to explore new curatorial perspectives, scholarship, and dialogues on art. In the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg, the jury seeks proposals that make unexpected connections and ponder new lines of questioning. In a career that spanned more than fifty years, Rauschenberg continually pushed the boundaries by using a multidisciplinary approach and defying expectation. His commitment to innovation and his fearless approach to art are characteristics that the jury will evaluate in the online exhibition proposals.


The competition is open to full-time or part-time undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows who are at least 18 years old and are affiliated with an accredited college or university.


The winner will receive a curatorial fellowship and honorarium (up to $5,000 to offset approved travel and living expenses for the fellowship) with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. As a curatorial fellow, the winner will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Foundation and curate a live exhibition at the winner’s academic institution, including actual artworks by Robert Rauschenberg loaned from the Foundation’s collection. In addition, the winner will have their online exhibition presented on the Artsy Site and Rauschenberg Foundation website.


In order to apply you must follow the next steps:

  • Create an Artsy account HERE;
  • Create an Artsy Post. Paste in the text of your exhibition proposal, which may be no longer than 500 words total in English. Your online exhibition proposal may include up to 15 artworks selected from Artsy’s Institutional partners, see Institutions A-Z. No gallery or for-sale works may be included. Your online exhibition proposal must include at least one artwork created by Robert Rauschenberg;
  • Submit your exhibition proposal through the Official Entry Form.

The deadline to submit your entry is 20 October 2014. Finalists will be announced on November 2014.

For further information please visit the official website.

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