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Jacob Lawrence Gallery — BIPOC Graduate Student Curatorial Fellowship

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The Jacob Lawrence Gallery annually supports a BIPOC graduate student from the University of Washington for a curatorial fellowship. The fellowship provides support for an exhibition developed by a graduate student by offering them an $800 curatorial fee and a $1,200 budget toward artist fees. (The Jacob Lawrence Gallery is W.A.G.E. certified and requires that artists be paid a fee for exhibiting their work.) The fellow will receive support from the gallery’s Director + Curator, as well as two curatorial interns, during installation and deinstallation of the exhibition.


The selected exhibition will be on view from June 3 – July 8, 2021, in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery.

To Apply

Please send a copy of your curriculum vitae and a proposal for an exhibition you would like to curate at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery to zimmee3@uw.edu by April 15, 2021, with "Curatorial Residency" in the subject line.

The proposal should outline the exhibition framework (500 words), the artists included in the exhibition, the artists’ biographies, up to 10 work samples, and a budget. Additionally, please include details on any planned educational programs, such as film screenings, talks, tours, or workshops.




Stefan Leandro Gonzales curated Sean Sullivan: Dare to Judge


Juan Franco Ricardo curated Angélica Maria Millán Lozano + Camilo Godoy: Lugar del Trabajo