The 2019 Curator Roster is now accepting applications.
Application Deadline: September 27, 2019
AIPP project managers and local art selection committees may decide to purchase existing artworks using our Curator Roster. This roster provides a pre-qualified list of people available to research and recommend artworks for purchase for the State Art Collection.
The curator helps ensure that the artwork is relevant to both the community context and the physical environment, and reflects Washington’s diverse population. The curator will:
- coordinate with AIPP staff
- meet with the local art selection committee
- consider suitable locations
- research artists and works of art
- provide an on-budget, cohesive recommendation
- present recommendation(s) to the committee
- communicate with AIPP staff to facilitate artwork purchase and installation
Typical compensation for a curator selected to recommend artworks is around 10% of the overall project budget. Budgets typically range between $15,000 and $50,000.
Please consider applying to the 2019 Curator Roster if you live in Washington State (or within 60 miles) and you are:
- a visual arts professional
- a college art faculty member
- a gallery or independent curator
- a tribal leader or cultural director
The 2019 Curator Roster will be active for a three-year period starting in November 2019.
Image credit, top row, left to right: Serval (detail), 2017, by Alfredo Arreguin, located at Getchell High School. Jessica (from the series Mayflowers Long Forgotten) (detail), 2003, by Carrie Mae Weems, located at University of Washington. La Cosecha (The Asparagus Pickers) (detail), 2005, by Daniel DeSiga, located at Yakima Valley College, Grandview.Ginger Root Prince (detail), 2001, by Romson Bustillo, located at Summit Trail Middle School. Bottom row, left to right:Discovery (detail), 2006, by Maki Tamura, located at Spokane Community College. Camp (detail), 2011, by Marie Watt, located at Walla Walla Veterans Home. Land of Origin (detail), 2015, by James Lavadour, located at Walla Walla Veterans Home. Female House Post (detail), 2015, by Andrea Wilbur-Sigo, located at University of Washington. Curators selected these artworks for the State Art Collection. Composite image by ArtsWA.