Open Call for Curators

Open Call for Curators

Deadline for applications Monday 23 December 2019 (23/12/19)

The call established by RESTART is an open international invitation for independent curators to participate to the platform’s exhibition program for summer 2020. This is a payed working place for every collaborating art historian/ curator that will be selected.

The aim of this Open Call is to select 4 curators that the platform will award with 1000 euro each and produce their proposed exhibitions to one of our collaborating galleries in the islands (Mykonos or Santorini). The exhibition season begins late April and finishes mid-October. Each project will be exhibited for 4 weeks sometime within the exhibition season.

For any artwork that is sold, neither RESTART platform nor the gallery of the hotel that you will be hosted, claims any commission. You make your contracts and arrangements with your artists – we simply give you a full functioning art gallery inside a popular hotel.

As a curator, you can submit to the open call with your own theme and selected participating artists. We are hosting group exhibitions of min 30 – max 40 artists. All artists can participate with one or two artworks depending the sizes. We are interested in promoting both emerging and established artists as long as their work fits to your exhibitions curatorial note. Our preferred themes are about Nature, Animals, Sea, Sun and Light.

Mediums acceptable are: painting, photography, sculpture, digital, prints, collage, drawing and installation art.

Sizes of the artworks: min. 20×20 cm // max. 100×100 cm (for larger artworks we have to make special arrangements, so let’s talk about it if you have something really interesting that you want to include to your exhibition)

As Restart’s curator, we cover all your traveling, accommodation and food costs in order to set and unset your exhibition (3 days to set at the beginning and 2 days to unset at the end). You travel to the island by ferry boat with the “set up team” that will help you unpack the artworks and create the exhibition.

You have to make sure that all artworks of your participating artists are delivered ready for hanging on the wall and conveniently packaged. You are also responsible to collect all electronic data for the published material (catalogue, brochures, etc…) on the correct formats and within the deadlines. This means Cv’s, profile pictures, artwork picture, all fitting the publisher’s requirements.

So, if you want to join our group, upload your proposal.

We accept multiple proposals if you are interested it participation in more projects.

Send your proposal to our email: restartplatform@hotmail.com

Proposal must contain:

  • Portfolio and CV of the curator
  • Curatorial note and detailed description of your project (all texts in English)
  • Short CV of your participating artists
  • Images of the works to be displayed. *if by the time of your application, some artworks are not ready yet- or your artists are about to create new artworks for this specific project, you will have to send us the portfolio of your artists- former works – website or any other documentation of their artistic style.
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