What To Include In An Exhibition Proposal

What to Include in an Exhibition Proposal

When you ask to show your art at a venue, you need to be very clear about what you are offering. People don’t often say Yes to vague offers.

Think about what ties the work together. This is your curatorial thesis – your big idea. Writing it out, as you’ll see below, helps you find the clarity you need.

Before sitting down to write your exhibition proposal, ask the venue

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Exhibition Proposals that Came Across My Desk

A lot of exhibition proposals came across my desk when I worked in art museums. Most were from exhibition touring companies, but some were from individual artists or art organizations.

In the museum, it was important that any exhibition we booked from outside our collection was (1) fundable, (2) educational, and (3) something that would bring people into our galleries.

Curators don’t always have ultimate control over what is exhibited. They must consult with educators (What programs could we line

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