The Curatorial Fellowship Program is a continuation of The Poetry Project‘s commitment to collective modes of programming and place-making. Each season, The Poetry Project invites one Curatorial Fellow to program six events across The Poetry Project’s Fall and Spring Seasons. The events can be part of a linked series exploring a particular theme or question, or they can be discrete events. Interdisciplinarity and collaboration are welcome. We are interested in the intergenerational, the subversive, the overlooked. We are excited about events that are formally innovative, and curators who share our commitment to remaining counter-hierarchical, community-centered, and wild.
Programming responsibilities include liaising with all event participants, drafting public-facing descriptions, working with the design team to create outreach materials, coordinating with participants and Poetry Project staff around event production logistics, and hosting the events. Throughout the curatorial process, Curatorial Fellows will have the opportunity to collaborate with Poetry Project staff and focus their event conceptualization and development within the context of The Project’s Spring Season and series. The Poetry Project’s series include a Monday Night Series for emerging writers; the headlining Wednesday Night Readings, our longest running series; our experimental lecture series; and our Friday Night Series for interdisciplinary presentations. Fellows may plan events which fall within any or all of these series.