AUTOMAT Collective is excited to announce an open call for new members! If you are an artist, curator, arts writer, or a combination thereof and want to be part of a dynamic curatorial collective, we want to hear from you!




  • AUTOMAT is a 3+ year old Philadelphia curatorial collective comprised of visual artists. Collectively, we’ve organized exhibitions and events with dozens of US and international artists.

  • We are looking for engaged, enthusiastic Philadelphia-area artists, arts writers, and curators who would like to contribute to the Philadelphia art community.

  • Member benefits: Curate exhibitions, write exhibition press release and catalog essays, opportunities to show your own work with other Automat members, contribute to and be part of the dynamic Philadelphia art community.

  • Member duties: Including but not limited to: Curate exhibitions, assist with show install/deinstall, conduct studio visits, $75 monthly dues, gallery sit, attend monthly meetings.

  • Important dates: Applications will be accepted from October 9 - December 2, 2018. Applicants to whom membership will be offered will be notified by January 4, 2019 and new members will begin on March 1, 2019.

  • Application materials: Please provide all materials in a single PDF as an email attachment and/or a link to a video. There is no application fee. Please click the link for detailed application instructions.