The Curator of Visual Arts will articulate, execute and implement a concise vision that builds on the current work and historical trajectory of Hi-ARTS while expanding hip-hop and urban aesthetics. The curator must be able to think creatively around what forms the next iterations of urban art and hip-hop look will take. In doing so, the Curator of Visual Arts works in consultation with the Executive Director and Curator of Performance.
Shape, articulate and implement the organization’s aesthetic and creative vision in regard to the visual arts
Curate and install exhibitions
Develop humanities programs in diverse spaces
Represent the organization's artistic vision through speaking opportunities, public private and select fundraising functions
Facilitate collaborative relationships with community members and organizations, cultural institutions, universities and museums
Work closely with Executive Director around marketing efforts
Preferred Skills and Experience:
BA, MA or MFA in a related field
Deep knowledge and experience working in the field and aesthetic of urban arts, hip-hop and contemporary art
Ability to think in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative way
Clear understanding and grasp of past, current and emerging trends in visual arts
Engaged work around social justice, equity and access to the arts
Excellent interpersonal skills; writing, presentation and public speaking skills
Ability to creatively and strategically manage time in a fast paced environment
Hi-ARTS, a multidisciplinary arts organization based in East Harlem, is a leading organization within the urban arts movement: developing and producing new works of performance and visual art, providing a platform for artists, and creating educational and community programs that connect to and expand the audience for urban arts.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.