From the Magenta Foundation e-blast:
Call for a Canadian Emerging Curator
For its inaugural presentation, and in the spirit of championing emerging talent, the Flash Forward Festival is proud to announce this call for proposals from emerging Canadian curators to program the Outdoor Canadian Exhibition component of the festival. The chosen candidate will be awarded the privilege of mounting a group show featuring the work of emerging Canadian photographers. Full entry details are listed below.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
The purpose of this call for submissions is to invite exhibition proposals from emerging curators who regard their professional practice as a creative, social, and critical undertaking as demonstrated by their philosophical approach to their discipline. Using the broad range of artistic expression presented by Flash Forward participants, this competition will provide a platform for an ambitious young curator to truly make his or her mark among international peers.
For the purposes of this application, the criteria that The Magenta Foundation will use to define a candidate as an emerging curator is as follows:
Potential candidates must be under the age of 35 and have been curating projects for no longer than five (5) years.
In that time, potential candidates must have curated at least two (2) exhibitions at public/regional or university galleries (should the candidate wish, this may include any programming commissioned as a requirement of their graduate or undergraduate studies).
For all eligible candidates please visit http://www.flashforwardfestival.com/curator
The submission deadline is 12:01 a.m., June 1, 2010.
ABOUT THE FLASH FORWARD FESTIVAL
October 6-10, 2010
The Flash Forward Festival is an international five-day bi-annual event launching in Toronto’s Liberty Village in October 2010. The Flash Forward Festival is an extension of The Magenta Foundation’s successful annual emerging photographers competition, Flash Forward. The competition, established as a platform to promote emerging artists from Canada, the US, and the UK, has positioned itself as the critically important vanguard for introducing international emerging talent to a global audience.
The Flash Forward competition receives highly favourable international coverage and is widely considered to be one of the most important emerging art incubators in the world.
The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Emerging Artist Program once again does what its name implies: it freezes a brief moment in time, preserving it for closer inspection and demonstrating the promise of what is to come in the international photography community. (Boston Globe 2008)
Flash Forward’s mission is to showcase the future of photography, focusing on emerging talent that renowned jurors have identified as having great potential. The bi-annual festival will provide an in-depth experience for emerging photographers through educational and networking opportunities including events with collectors/arts enthusiasts and industry professionals (academics, gallerists, media/art directors and photo editors). The festival will include five curated exhibitions (representing the three host countries plus one guest country invited to showcase their best emerging photographers), as well as workshops, a lecture series, nightly events, an art fair and a closing party all taking place within Toronto’s Liberty Village, the host neighbourhood of the Flash Forward Festival.”