The Rebeccah Milena Maia Blum Curatorial Fellowship 

Allens Lane Art Center, in partnership with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, is introducing the Rebeccah Milena Maia Blum Curatorial Fellowship. 

About the Fellowship

The RMMB Curatorial Fellowship was created to honor the life and memory of Rebeccah Milena Maia Blum, a celebrated curator of Berlin-based gallery Aurel Scheibler and European liaison of David Nolan Gallery in New York. Rebeccah spent the years of 1969-1979 in Mount Airy, a place of origin for her family. She attended Henry H. Houston School until Fifth Grade, when she began to commute to the Julia R Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Center City, Philadelphia. Her summers were spent joyfully at the Allens Lane Art Center Camp.

Fellowship Details & Application

The fellowship will provide funds, mentorship, and a chance to curate an exhibition at Allens Lane Art Center for an up-and-coming local curator. Artists and aspiring curators are invited to submit proposals ranging from group, two-person, or solo exhibitions. We are accepting proposals for all media and conceptual frameworks. The fellow will be selected through a juried process by a José Ortiz Pagán and Kit Schulte. We will select two fellows in this cycle of applications for the exhibitions in 2024 and 2025. The exhibition will take place in January at the Allens Lane Art Center Alber Gallery.

The selected fellow will receive $1,500 stipend to help support the curatorial research and work of preparing an exhibition. An extra $500 will be available to cover installation costs, framing and shipping.  The fellow will also have a chance to meet with an established curator who will serve as a mentor throughout their fellowship.

Proposals should include:

  •  Short Bio and CV
  • A minimum 300-word description of the proposed exhibition concept and/or themes
  • The artists who may be included in the exhibit
  • Up to 5 images of possible works in the exhibit

The application will open on April 2nd. The application fee is $6, and the deadline to apply is May 31.

MAY 4th at 1:00 pm join us for the RMMB Curatorial Fellowship Information Session on Zoom.

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