SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2018
CURATORIAL/ART WRITING INTENSIVE

The Curatorial/Art Writing Intensive is a 5-month long mentorship program geared towards addressing the dearth of archival scholarship on the work of artists in Jamaica and the Caribbean by empowering young writers and curators with the tools to write these histories.

This program aims to develop diverse curatorial practices with a strong research and writing foundation equipping young curators to work on future projects at larger institutions and in their own intitiatives, thereby generating an archive on specific concerns and artists of focus.

For the program one young mentee will be selected per year to work with a professional curatorial mentor and advisory committee in the development of the mentee’s project addressing one or more of the following themes:

- Gender: Ecology/Environment
- Gender: Economy
- Gender: Politics/Space

Adivsory committee: Dr. Erica James, assistant professor, University of Miami and editorial committee member for Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism; Henry Murphy, art production assistant, Friends of the High Line; Raphael Fonseca, curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Niterói; and Rosanna McLaughlin, art editor, The White Review.

Awarded applicants will receive:
- Work stipend of JMD $300,000
- Publication and exhibition budget
- Professional development from an experienced mentor
- Access to Creative Sounds audio recording studio for podcast recording
- Project space for the final project execution
- Space for panel discussion

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE
Open call: December 29, 2019
Deadline: February 19, 2019


This program is funded in part by the Prince Claus Next Generation Partnership.




WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
SURVEY OF VISUAL ARTISTS IN JAMAICA IN 2015 - 2018

THIS STUDY IS CLOSED

Results will be published in August 2018


If you have any questions, please contact us at
info@NLSkingston.org.


 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
PUBLIC CONSUMPTION OF VISUAL ART IN JAMAICA IN 2015 - 2018

THIS STUDY IS CLOSED

Results will be published in August 2018


If you have any questions, please contact us at
info@NLSkingston.org.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
SURVEY OF VISUAL ARTISTS IN JAMAICA IN 2015 - 2018

THIS STUDY IS CLOSED

Results will be published in August 2018


If you have any questions, please contact us at
info@NLSkingston.org.


MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
STUDY OF VISUAL ARTISTS IN JAMAICA IN 2012

VIEW RESULTS OF STUDY

Of the 64 working artists in Jamaica who participated in the 2012 study, the majority lived in Kingston (66.7%) while 22.7% resided in other parts of the country. A diverse group of artists working in various mediums and disciplines were represented in the study. Artists in the study identified as one or more of the following: photographer, videographer, sculptor, performance artist, computer/digital artists, and painters. Only a few of these artists claimed to be self-taught, with 55.3% reporting to have been academically trained.

Of the participants, 81.7% reported exhibiting only once or less than once per year. read more...