Deadline Monday 15th March 2021

GOMA Gallery of Modern Art Waterford is inviting applications for its 2021 Emerging Curator Award. The Award is designed to provide a platform for Emerging Curators to research and engage. The Curator will arrange a six-week exhibition that co-insides with events arranged over two exhibition venues. The exhibition venues will be the Theatre Royal Waterford Waterford and GOMA Gallery, Waterford. The paid opportunity is open to emerging curators that have knowledge and experience of contemporary visual arts in Ireland and beyond.

The successful candidate will work with the team at GOMA to realise the exhibition.
The curator will not only utilise our existing networks but will also establish new relationships. The curator will be supported by the team at GOMA and work closely with them to manage all aspects of the exhibition and events and liaise with our partners at the Theatre Royal, Waterford.

The curator must research and engage the artists to be a part of the exhibitions and organise the logistics for each exhibition including managing exhibition budgets, with assistance from the team. Compiling the marketing material and communications for both exhibition venues. Organise at least one group / public visit or workshop per exhibition, with an inclusive engagement approach towards diverse communities.

GOMA’s exhibition policy is available on request from

GOMA Gallery is offering the successful applicant:
– A €2,500 curatorial fee
– Separate exhibiting artist fees
– A six week exhibition slot over two venues.
– PR, marketing and administrative support
–Assistance with invite design and promo material.
– Technical installation support and curatorial support from the team.
– A public dialogue event specific to the exhibition.

How to apply:
To apply please send a C.V. and a proposal. The proposal should be no more than 700 words outlining your curatorial approach and contain a maximum of 6 images.

Proposals should be emailed to by Friday the 15th of March.

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