Fellowship for Emerging Curators

Through the Fellowship for Emerging Curators, the AFA invites individuals and/or groups of individuals to submit a proposal for an online exhibition of Albertan visual art published on the AFA website and the Google Cultural Institute.

The program was established in 2014 to:

  • support the growth and development of curatorial talent
  • encourage more diverse audiences to engage with the AFA collection
  • increase virtual access to holdings which may otherwise not be available for traditional exhibitions

The Fellowship for Emerging Curators is intended to bring a new perspective to the artworks and artists featured in the AFA collection.

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Current online exhibitions were curated in 2015. 

    Double Take

    Curated by Shannon Bingeman, this online exhibition explores notions of the uncanny through the work of six contemporary Albertan artists; Kristopher Karklin, Colin Smith, Dan Hudson, Sarah Fuller, Michael Campbell and Greg Payce. Each photograph, sculpture and installation included in the exhibit challenges the audience’s perception of logical order by pushing the boundaries between the real and the imagined.

    DataLog : Art Encoded

    Curated by Jane Edmundson,  this online exhibition explores concepts applicable to the worlds of both art and technology, including: coded meaning, absence/presence, Pointillism, obsolescence and the evolution of visual media. DataLog : Art Encoded fully embraces and uses the resources of the digital realm to exhibit selected artworks from the AFA Collection while discussing the existence of art inside the technological landscape.

    • view DataLog : Art Encoded through the AFA website (coming soon)
    • view DataLog : Art Encoded through the Google Cultural Institute (coming soon)

    How can I submit a proposal?

    The AFA invites proposals for the fellowship every two years. The next deadline to submit a proposal is September 16, 2019. 

    Visit the Emerging Curators Fellowship funding opportunity for information about how to apply. 

    What is the Google Cultural Institute?

    Google Arts and Culture, also known as the Google Cultural Institute, was launched in 2011, and uploaded 42 exhibits online on October 10, 2012. The platform was designed to make cultural material available and accessible to everyone, and to digitally preserve it to educate and inspire future generations.

    Using Google Arts and Culture as an online exhibition platform is intended to create greater exposure for the AFA collection, especially for artworks that cannot be used in regular AFA programming. 

    Explore the Google Cultural Institute.