Ends on November 1, 2018

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition seeks an emerging curator for Momentum 2019. Momentum is an interactive, multidisciplinary art event highlighting artists age 30 and younger. Momentum Spotlight rewards three artists with an honorarium and curatorial guidance on a site-specific project or body of work that emphasizes community engagement and social practice for Momentum.

The emerging curator will work in mentorship with the guest curator to select projects, dialogue with artists as they create their artwork, and assist with jurying the survey exhibition. Curators will work out appropriate meetings and communication with the artists to discuss their concepts and see progress. Curators are asked to write about the artists' work and speak about the work during the exhibition. 

The emerging curator will receive a $500 honorarium.


Zoe Larkins is the Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. At MCA Denver Zoe has curated exhibitions including Arthur Jafa: Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death (2018), Diego Rodriguez-Warner: Honestly Lying (2018), and Jenny Morgan: SKINDEEP (2017). Prior to joining MCA Denver’s staff, Zoe worked at the Denver Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Creative Time. Zoe has contributed writing to museum and gallery publications, as well as Art in America, artforum.com, and The Art Newspaper. She holds an MA in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute and a BA in Art History from Scripps College.


Applicant curators must be Oklahoma residents at the time of application and through the installation of the exhibition. Previous curatorial experience is not required. There is no age requirement for applicants. Past Momentum emerging curators are not eligible but previous applicants are encouraged to resubmit. The guest curator will select the emerging curator based on promise as an active curator, passion for emerging artists, and compatibility with guest curator.

The Emerging Curator should be available during the preparation for and installation of the exhibition.


Applications must include a letter that explains your interest in curatorial work and this project with a copy of your resume. Letters should outline your background with art and/or any curatorial projects. Discuss how you think this project will affect your future activities.


Nov 1: 5:00 pm: Emerging curator applications due

Nov 13: Emerging curator applicants notified

Nov 15, 5:00 pm: Momentum Spotlight artist proposals due

Nov 30: Momentum Spotlight artist applicants notified

Week of Dec 10 (tentative): Curators meet with Spotlight artists

January: Studio visits with Spotlight artists (will coordinate with curator & artist schedules)

Jan 25: Entry deadline for juried survey show

Feb 8: Juried survey show applicants notified

Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted.



For questions, please contact the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition at 405-879-2400 or programs@ovac-ok.org.