CUE’s annual open call provides emerging and underrepresented artists and curators with the opportunity and necessary resources to realize an exhibition at CUE’s storefront gallery space on West 25th Street in Manhattan, New York City. Applications that challenge public perceptions and that have been less visible in commercial and institutional venues are invited and encouraged.
Each year, the open call awards three opportunities for solo exhibitions and one opportunity to organize a curatorial group show at CUE. Each awardee will be paired with a mentor, an established artist or curator who will work with them throughout the process of conceptualizing and planning their exhibition.
As part of this opportunity, selected artists and curators will receive a dedicated honorarium, as well as support from CUE in the form of planning, production, design, and communications. CUE also produces a print catalogue for each exhibition, with a specifically commissioned essay authored by a participant in our Art Critic Mentorship Program.