unCAGed: Call for Young Regional Curators


Call for Young Regional Curators

Are you passionate about social justice issues and want to make a difference? Do you have a knack or talent for bringing people together around a cause? Are you a master organizer? Then we want to hear from you!

We are seeking proposals from regional, emerging curators between the ages of 15 – 29, for the development of a major public artwork that will be displayed as part of the CAFKA 2020 contemporary art festival in June. As part of your curatorial role, your project will inspire dialogue around an urgent need or issue in our community such as: health and well-being, education and learning, public spaces, the environment, Truth and Reconciliation, green spaces, etc. Cambridge Art Galleries will provide you with space, mentorship, and funds to support the development of the project.

The successful candidate will be chosen by a committee led by youth leaders, supported by gallery staff. Cambridge Art Galleries is committed to the inclusion of diverse voices and encourages applications from emerging curators of all backgrounds.

The unCAGed project is generously supported by RBC Future Launch Community Challenge grant through the Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation.


  • Be between the age of 15 – 29
  • Experience in art and exhibitions
  • Knowledge of local artists
  • Commitment to social change
  • Passion for community

Submission Requirements:

  • Working Project Title
  • CV (2-3 pages max)
  • Curatorial Statement (250 words max)
  • Biography (250 words max)
  • Exhibition proposal including the name of at least one artist you would plan to work with (500 words max)
  • Support Images if applicable (up to 10)
  • Website link if applicable

Please apply on or before February 21, 2020 using the online application

Cambridge Art Galleries is an equal opportunity employer. If you require assistance with your application or accommodations to participate in the process, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Image Credit: Lisa Neighbour, Eye on the Square, 1994. Photography by Bradley Southam, 2016.

Karly Boileau
Gallery Assistant
Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6
519.621.0460 x160