Call for New Members
AUTOMAT Collective is excited to announce an open call for new members!
We are looking for engaged, enthusiastic Philadelphia-area artists, arts writers, and curators who would like to contribute to the Philadelphia art community.
The deadline for applications is May 12th 2023, and we will make offers in June 2023.
AUTOMAT Collective is an artist-run curatorial collective that champions emerging artists through exhibitions, programming, and publications. We follow a co-operative model that supports the diverse backgrounds and unique interests of each curatorial member, with new exhibitions each month. Along with our regular programming, we are thrilled to partner with local collectives and community organizations to provide space for collaborative engagement.
As AUTOMAT members, we co-run the space which means we are responsible for every aspect of the gallery's operations. We rotate most duties based on individual member's interests and capabilities, with each person taking on at least one formal "role" for the collective. While each of us are responsible for conceptualizing, installing, and promoting our own curatorial projects, other duties such as gallery sitting are a shared between all members.
Each member is expected to pay dues to support the collective. Monthly dues are $75 per member, though special accommodations may be provided with explanation. Each member is also required to meet with the collective once a month for a 1.5 hour meeting and to gallery sit on Saturdays (12-5pm) once a month or so.
For each of our monthly exhibitions, we work as solo curators or in small curatorial teams to find and meet with artists, write exhibition statements, install artwork, and create digital content for the exhibition. In addition to curated exhibitions, we also host an annual open call and several pop up exhibitions (including Penn's MFA students annually) which offer different ways for AUTOMAT members to get experience organizing exhibitions.
Being a member of AUTOMAT Collective not only integrates you into an established artistic community in Philadelphia, it exposes you and your work to our ever-expanding national audience. As a main pillar of our curatorial collective, we do not exhibit our own artwork, though AUTOMAT members are frequently contacted for artistic opportunities because of our affiliation with AUTOMAT.
We are seeking members who are interested in learning and growing with us into the future.
To apply, please fill out the form below and email us a copy of your CV/resume and examples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org