Open Call Until December 15th, 2014
Vox Populi & AUX Performance Space
Seeking 5th Curatorial Fellow

Jenny Drumgoole at AUX | Photo by Whitney Kimball

Vox Populi 5th AUX Fellow OPEN CALL until December 15th, 2014
Vox Populi Gallery and AUX Performance Space seek a visionary, experimental, and proactive writer/curator/artist to participate in critical research in time-based performance and media arts in Philadelphia. After a two month period of research, the successful candidate (in collaboration with the Performance Coordinator) will lead a two month period of programming and lecturing. This series will provide the Philadelphia art community with new and cutting-edge ideas, artistic practices, and dialogue around live events. Working with the staff, board, and outside consultants, the Fellow will help facilitate an exciting independent series that will be in dialogue with AUX’s existing and future programming.

The position will include room and board for curators. A $2000 research and lecture honorarium will be awarded at the beginning of the fellowship. Each Fellow programming cycle has a $2000 budget towards their programming series with additional funds available for artist transportation and accommodation. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and experimental curator. We are looking for candidates willing to make a commitment of living in or regularly commuting to Philadelphia for four months during the research and programming periods. The position will be our last Curatorial Fellow and will join a prestigious and innovative group of AUX Fellows that have worked on activating our space and bringing the space to a national level: Marissa Perel, Jamillah James, Whitney Kimball, and Anthony Romero.

Our final AUX Fellow will be selected in this round of interviews. The Fellow will begin the Research phase on February 1st, 2015 which will last through February and March. The Fellow will begin presenting programming and lectures on April 1st, 2015 to last through the end of May.

Preferred Qualifications:
– Able to work independently and collaboratively
– Must live outside the city of Philadelphia
– Interest in interdisciplinary approaches
– Focused curatorial interests and vision
– A professional, enthusiastic, educated, and mature voice to represent Vox
– Knowledge of contemporary experimental performance and media practices
– Desire to develop educational and audience-outreach oriented arts programming including lectures and workshops
– Excellent communication skills (Both with practicing artists and potential audiences)
– Previous work facilitating exhibitions and understanding of the technical needs of performances
– Possesses an MA, MFA, or PHD in related field (or equivalent professional curatorial experience)

Duties may include:
– Public speaking/critical writing for both web and live events
– Regular office hours in Vox Populi while collaborating with Staff and Board
– Collaboration with Marketing consultant and execution of marketing plan
– Public lecture after the initial research period about areas of interest in performance/media art
– Oversee artists responsibly and communicate technical needs of programming to Vox Staff
– Manage financial budget for programming series
– Network with other artists, curators, and writers
– Raise awareness for programming opportunities or partnerships
– Interest in continuing to aid AUX as a consultant after Fellowship is complete
– Aid in the promotion of events via social media, articles, web listings, and other local/national outlets

To apply, please send:
– Resume
– Cover letter addressing your interest in emerging performing arts, curatorial/critical writing/educational experience, and professional goals.
– 2 writing samples and/or curatorial samples with accompanying exhibition materials/statements.

Feel free to include up to 5 minutes of video or 10 still documentation photographs. To: Catherine Pancake, Performance Coordinator,

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