Professional Alliance for Curators of Color

Association of Art Museum Curators | May 13, 2023

The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Foundation announced the Professional Alliance for Curators of Color (PACC), an initiative designed to support curators of color around the globe, has opened applications for its third edition. Leveraging the AAMC Foundation’s experience and networks, the PACC program seeks to address issues of isolationism, racism,  inequity, and lack of access that are far too often the experience for curators of color. 

With full funding provided for all travel, as well as a program stipend, the AAMC Foundation’s PACC program incorporates key elements of:

  • Multi-day in-person intensive in NYC featuring speakers, workshops, and tours, along with one on one consulting
  • Dedicated DEAIB consultant, with in-person and two virtual cohort-only sessions
  • Four to five additional virtual learning immersive sessions with guest speakers
  • Concluding interactive In-Person Workshop
  • 2024 Art Curators in-person attendance, including a Program Alumni Reception, Members’ Party, and full access to all activities
  • One on One mentor connection
  • Access to AAMC’s programs, including curator-to-curator gatherings
  • Stipend to participate
  • Full funding for all travel and accommodation elements (intensives, workshops, and Conference)

Applications are open to curators that self-identify as a person of color, with 2-5 years of working experience as a curator (including fellowships) with full-time work in a nonprofit visual art organization within the last 12 – 16 months.  There is no cost to apply or to participate in the program. 

The Professional Alliance for Curators of Color is made possible with support from the Getty Foundation.