2016 Open Call: Due May 22, 2016
Application for Membership
Little Berlin welcomes your application for membership. We are a collective of artists and curators committed to experimental and innovative programming and exhibitions. Our focus is on visual arts, without any clearly defined expectations of what that means. Our collective is unique for its emphasis on curation and programming: members support one another to promote artists and ideas beyond the art practices of individual members.
Based in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, we occupy facilities that can accommodate a wide range of artworks and display methods. Each member has the opportunity to create one month-long exhibition in the Little Berlin main gallery space per year (on average) and also to initiate many programs and smaller shows in our Annex space in an on-going, flexible rotation. Our collective also participates in many external events in Philadelphia and beyond. We frequently host and participate in exchanges with other artists and collectives. Each member brings vision, commitment, skills, and work-ethic to the collective; in turn, each member benefits equally from Little Berlin’s resources and reach.
We invite you to submit the following materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please title the subject line “Membership Application” and in a single PDF document combine:
Cover Letter (300-500 words)
- List your contact information (with any applicable links to websites, projects, etc.)
- Introduce yourself and describe what you can contribute to Little Berlin.
- Describe what you hope to gain from membership at Little Berlin.
- Describe an exhibition or event that you would like to organize at Little Berlin.
- Answer: Do you live in Philadelphia and are you able to attend Little Berlin events and meetings?
(Tell us a bit about your schedule and your relationship to the city.)
CV or Resume (3 page Max)
Artist/Curatorial Statement (2 page Max)
3-5 images of your artwork or exhibitions you have curated (resize to 1280-1920 pixels on long end @ 72 ppi)
Little Berlin will only review complete applications. We will contact you if you are a finalist for membership. The collective will meet with all finalists in person before extending invitations to join Little Berlin. At this stage you also have the opportunity to ask detailed questions to help you decide if Little Berlin is the right fit for you. Membership in Little Berlin entails pro-active involvement in your own curatorial endeavors, a commitment of several hours per month of hands-on support for the upkeep of our space and the implementation of programs, regular attendance at meetings, steady and responsive communication, and the payment of monthly member dues.