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La Centrale x Art Volt Curatorial Residency

Thank you for your interest in the La Centrale x Art Volt Curatorial Residency. The application period is now closed. For questions, please contact us at

Contract period: June 1, 2024 to December 20, 2024
Contract amount: $2,250
Deadline to apply: Monday, January 15, 2024 at 5PM EST
Info session: Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 12PM EST

Art Volt and La Centrale galerie Powerhouse have formed a partnership to support recent alumni of Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts through a Curatorial Residency opportunity.

La Centrale galerie Powerhouse is an artist-run centre dedicated to the dissemination and development of multidisciplinary feminist practices. The centre is committed to supporting artists and artistic practices that are marginalized from dominant cultural institutions, and at various stages of their careers. La Centrale’s  programming is in dialogue with feminisms and supports intersectionality and social justice.

If you have any questions about the application process or need specific accommodations to help you succeed in applying, please get in touch with

Program overview

The Curatorial Resident’s chief objective is to research, develop, and execute a window exhibition that responds to and/or is inspired by La Centrale’s institutional archives. Taking place within the context of La Centrale’s 50th anniversary, the Curatorial Resident will be invited to engage with La Centrale’s history as a trailblazing feminist artist-run centre, reflecting not only on the centre’s past, but imagine its future.  

The Curatorial Resident will be supported by La Centrale’s Co-director team, who will provide assistance and guidance with concept development, project management, and administrative support. The exhibition will take place in December 2024.

Window space at La Centrale
"Meet Me Halfway" by Chun Hua Catherine Dong, credit: La Centrale galerie Powerhouse.

Application criteria

Applicants must be registered for graduation or have graduated from Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, within the last five years.

Alumni interested in applying, are invited to join an information session on Tuesday, January 9th 2024 at 12PM EST. Applicants will be able to ask questions, as well as discuss their submission package with Art Volt. To join the information session please request a zoom link with  

Alumni of the Faculty of Fine Arts can apply individually or as a collective. Please note that in the case of a collective being selected, the $2,250 honorarium will be divided between the applicants.  

Qualifications and competencies:

  • Demonstrates curatorial or creative programming experience
  • Experience creating and managing project timelines and budgets
  • Strong writing skills
  • Proven commitment to equity, diversity, intersectionality, and practices of anti-racism and anti-oppression
  • Interest in and awareness of the field of contemporary art and Canadian artist-run culture
  • Ability to approach complex issues raised by the concerns of interdisciplinary feminism, anti-racism, and anti-oppression with care and nuance
  • Ability to work collaboratively while nurturing La Centrale’s mandate and values

These qualifications and competencies represent a sample of relevant skills and experience. Candidates may possess qualifications that are not included in this list. Even if you do not have all of these qualifications, we encourage you to apply. We believe in the potential of growth and curiosity and welcome applications from anyone who is excited to do the work.

How to Apply

Please send your application in ONE PDF to before Monday, January 15th 2024 at 5PM.

Please provide the following information:

1. Personal information: 

  • Full name

  • Preferred pronoun (optional) 

  • Telephone number

  • Email address

2. Supporting documents:

  • A curriculum vitae (2 pages max)

  • Letter of interest (max 1 page): Describe your interest in working with La Centrale’s archives. What research questions would you like to explore?

  • Support material: a writing sample (2 pages max) and/or documentation supporting a past project (5 images max)

  • Proof of graduation: screen capture of your graduation status on your Student Hub, your unofficial transcript or your diploma.

    Applications can be submitted in English or French.

If you have any questions about the application process or need specific accommodations to help you succeed in applying, please get in touch with

Recognising the generous support

This initiative is made possible by the generous support of the Peter N. Thomson Family Innovation Fund.


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