The Brookfield Craft Center (BCC) was founded in 1952 and is recognized as one of the core fine craft schools in America. The center, incorporated in 1954 is a 501(c)(3) organization, offering classes and workshops in glass arts, woodturning, ceramics, jewelry, blacksmithing, fiber arts, drawing and painting, digital arts and other creative endeavors for children and adults taught by professional faculty. The historic Mill Building (ca 1780) Gift Shop and Exhibition Gallery is a beautiful venue for displaying fine craft. As a force for arts advocacy and community building, Brookfield Craft Center strives to teach and preserve the skills of fine craftsmanship, and to enable creativity and personal growth through craft education.
Brookfield Craft Center is committed to promoting diversity and equity in its endeavors. This includes having diverse voices in our faculty, students, class offerings and in providing opportunities for artists of color to sell and exhibit their works. Expanding the diversity of our offerings will help us to promote creativity and personal growth through craft education.
As part of these continuing efforts, Brookfield Craft Center is planning to host an exhibition to provide artists in the BIPOC community the opportunity to display and sell their works. To facilitate this Open Call, BCC is eager to work with an individual from the black or indigenous community to curate this exhibition. The exhibition is scheduled to open June 2021 and slated to be installed in our Brookfield, CT gallery and be presented virtually as well. The curator will receive a stipend for their work.
Working with the BCC team, this person will lead the effort to:
• Define the call of the exhibition.
• Review and approve artist submissions.
• Install the exhibition.
• Create the program documentation and materials for the exhibition.
The ideal person to lead this effort will:
• Have experience with curation.
• Be within commuting distance of Brookfield Craft Center.
Interested individuals should send a cover letter and CV by March 15th to Howard Lasser at: email@example.com