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Guidelines for Submitting a Proposal

D O R S K Y G A L L E R Y |Curatorial Programs (DGCP) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 tax- exempt organization. We accept proposals from curators, writers, and art historians for
exhibitions that explore interesting and timely themes which we think will illuminate and deepen the public’s understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. Each exhibition will be on view for approximately ten weeks and there will be four exhibitions each year. A color brochure containing an essay by the curator will be published with each exhibition. This brochure is distributed to thousands of individuals, museums, galleries, and art-related institutions throughout the world. Our facility allows us to present comprehensive exhibitions and permits related programming such as lectures, artists’ talks, student workshops, and symposia, centered around the exhibitions where appropriate.

To submit a written proposal, please include:
• One to two (8 1⁄2” x 11”) typewritten pages outlining the premise of the exhibition, why you feel it is relevant, and the artists you propose to include in the exhibition.
• Visuals of the artists’ work, if appropriate. It need not be the actual work to be included in the exhibition, but should be illustrative of the work to be included.
• A sample of writing as you will be asked to write a 1,500 – 2,000 word essay for the brochure that we will publish to accompany the exhibition.
• Any other collateral information you feel will be helpful to our understanding your proposal.
• A resume including your contact information and email address.

Proposals and collateral materials should be submitted to:
Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs 11-03 45th Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101 Attn: David Dorsky
Proposals received within thirty (30) days before the end of a calendar quarter will be reviewed at the end of each calendar quarter. All persons submitting proposals during this time will be notified of the decision of the selection committee within 30 days after the end of the quarter in which the proposals were received. Please note that unless you include a postage-paid self- addressed return envelope, DGCP will not return the proposal or any materials submitted therewith.