Announcing Dr. Joane Cardinal-Schubert Fellowship for Indigenous Curators

Date: Jan 10, 2018

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Dr. Joane Cardinal-Schubert Fellowship for Indigenous Curators

This fellowship is designed to support the growth and development of curatorial talent and enhance representation of Indigenous artists in the AFA collection by providing up to $30,000 to contract an individual or an ensemble of individuals to develop a curatorial research project.

Application Deadline

February 8/18

What does this grant support:

The project would include reviewing current holdings in the collection and working with Indigenous artists to identify potential works to be acquired in alignment with the AFA Collection Development Plan.

The project is intended to bring a new perspective to art acquisition at the AFA and build on previous work undertaken by Dr. Joane Cardinal-Schubert: 

In 2008 and 2009, the AFA supported a special curatorial initiative focused on building the holdings of the AFA Collection with contemporary Indigenous art. Blackfoot artist Dr. Joane Cardinal-Schubert (1942 – 2009) was contracted to conduct a curatorial assessment and make recommendations for curatorial acquisition into the AFA Collection. Through her mentoring and respected reputation in the art community, she approached both established and emerging artists, and conducted interviews and studio visits, which led to acquisitions of artwork by Indigenous artists.

Read the full guidelines for this funding opportunity and how to apply.

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