Curate: Curatorial Mentorship Program

Curate: Curatorial Mentorship Program

The emerging curator will work with members of the Inclusion In Art board and with a selected emerging artist. The emerging curator will provide critique and thematic input into the exhibition. The selected person will develop their skills by learning the professional aspects of curation, including research, community involvement and applying for grants. The Curate Program requires a commitment of approximately six months, which will conclude with an Art Exhibition in a gallery at the end of 2021. We encourage those at the early stages of their curatorial career to apply.

This program is open to any emerging curator living in Oklahoma that identifies as a racial/ethnic minority. We define an emerging artist as anyone who is in the early stages of their career in art, no matter their age.  

Inclusion In Art is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting racial and cultural diversity in Oklahoma’s visual art community. IIA continues to support artists of color by connecting communities through presentations that challenge traditional perspectives and embrace progressive thought.

Deadline to apply: April 4th, 2021 11:59pm

How to apply:
  • Email a complete application to
  • Include the subject line: Curate 2021– first and last name
  • Bio (include ethnicity/race)
  • Resume
  • Statement of how this program can help in your curatorial career (250 words)