Sur Gallery Mentorship Program
Call for Submissions
Sur Gallery invites submissions from emerging artist and curators of Latin American descent who would like to participate in Sur Gallery’s Mentorship Program. We encourage post-secondary students and recent graduates to send their submissions for the chance to be part of our program, where 6-8 mentees will be selected to receive professional development instruction and skills to further expand their knowledge of how the industry operates. The program includes lectures and workshops with invited guests at the gallery’s space, as well as field trips to other galleries, artist-run centres and art institutions within the GTA.
Participants will focus on the development of practice, ideas and implementation of a final exhibition, managed and curated by the mentees, that will be held at the end of the mentorship program for two weeks in March 2020, at Sur Gallery.
Program Duration: October 2019 to March 2020
Time commitment: Bi-weekly meetings of 4 hours a day
Each participant will receive a $150 honorary payment
How to apply?
If interested, please send us your application with subject ‘Mentorship Program Application’ to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions must be in PDF format (under 5MB) and contain the following:
- Letter of Intent (300 word)
- Artist or Curatorial Statement (300 words maximum)
- Updated resume
- As an artist applicant: 5 images. Please include any links to videos or audios, if applicable
- As a curator/writer applicant: 2 written samples of 500 words minimum each
Deadline: September 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Sur Gallery / Latin American-Canadian Art Projects
Sur Gallery is Toronto’s first gallery space dedicated to the implementation of art projects, which showcase and promote contemporary Latin American artistic practices. Initiatives are aimed to socially innovate, critically engage, lending itself to opportunities of national relevance in order to begin to develop global networks of exchange. Sur Gallery is a project of LACAP-Latin American Canadian Art Projects.
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