APPLICATION GUIDELINES + CURATORIAL REQUIREMENTS
Regular Applications will be accepted by independent curators, galleries and non-profit organizations during the application period between October 1 - November 22, 2019. Late Applications will be accepted between November 23 - December 15, 2019.
No applications will be accepted after the late deadline.
No proposals nor applications will be accepted via email.
Please note that the application should be completed all at once as there is no "save and return" option. We recommend that you save your application information in a separate document in the event that you lose some information while completing your form...you know, because robots.
Also, as the deadline approaches and many applicants are using the system, the server can sometimes be overwhelmed, which can slow down the submission process, or unfortunately, at times, some applications receive an error and you may have to start over. Please take that into consideration when applying, save your information elsewhere, as you'll be safe if you get your application in before the final due date.
There is a non-refundable application fee of $100.00 per Regular Application. The Late Application fee will be a non-refundable fee of $150.00 per application.
SPRING/BREAK Alumni (CURATORS ONLY) will be offered a discounted non-refundable application fee of $75.00 per regular application and $125.00 per late application. Only those alumni curators who were participants in previous SPRING/BREAK Art Show exhibitions shall be permitted to use the discount.
Our mission is to create an unique environment for showcasing independent curators by providing free exhibition space to each selected curator, and therefore, require an application fee to cover our administrative fees for processing the applications.
WHO MAY APPLY
1) INDEPENDENT CURATORS: Independent Curators (only 3 curators per proposal permitted) may submit an application for the 2020 SPRING/BREAK Art Show, including a curatorial proposal related to the theme of IN EXCESS, sample images of art work, a curatorial statement and additional information necessary to complete the application.
Please note that artists may apply as an Independent Curator only if they are applying with a group show or a solo show of another artist's work. An artist may not apply with their own art work in a solo show, but must have a curator who applies on behalf of him/her/they.
There is NO FEE for the exhibition space if you are selected as an independent curator.
2) SPECIAL PROJECTS: Galleries, Non-Profit organizations or Project Spaces may submit a curatorial proposal related to the theme IN EXCESS, and comprised of artists from the gallery's roster, and this curatorial proposal will fall into our Special Project section. If you have an affiliation with a gallery, project space or non-profit organization, please define your affiliation/title and include the full roster of artists in the Special Projects Application for our reference.
The Special Project section was initated in 2015 as a way to invite established, new and recently closed galleries to participate in the show. We encourage participants in the Special Project section to explore the theme in full and to go beyond what they typically would do in a traditional art fair environment. In 2019, there were 26 Special Projects as part of the program.
Each Special Project contributes an exhibitor fee to participate, which helps to cover the production costs of the event.
For more information on applying at an Independent Curator, Special Project or a Non-Profit Organization, please visit our website for more details:
SELECTED CURATORIAL APPLICATIONS
Submission of an application does not guarantee participation. We will review applications in December and notify selected curators by the beginning of January, if not before. If we have any questions about your proposal, we will contact the primary curator listed on the application.
Each curatorial proposal will be given one (1) room/booth for exhibiting artworks. Special Projects will be given priority placement of room/booth and a larger sized exhibition area, if available. Placements are determined by the show's Directors based on their curatorial vision.
Selected curators will receive a consignment agreement to review and complete. All artworks included in the show must be included in and subject to the terms of the consignment agreement. Artworks that are not listed on the consignment agreement will not be permitted on the show premises. If you have any questions about the consignment terms, please contact us for details.
For any questions about the application, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 New York City Dates (subject to change)
The schedule for the 2020 show is listed below:
Accepted Curators Announced: January 2020
Final Artists and Art Work Approval: February 1, 2020
Installation Dates: February 24 - March 1, 2020 (required - you may schedule your dates)
Photography, Special Program (TBD): March 2, 2020 (required)
Show Dates: March 3 - 9, 2020 (required)
De-installation Dates: March 10-11, 2020 (required)