The RMMB Curatorial Fellowship was created to honor the life and memory of Rebeccah Milena Maia Blum, a celebrated curator of Berlin-based gallery Aurel Scheiblerin and European liaison of David Nolan Gallery in New York. Rebeccah spent the years of 1969-1979 in Mount Airy, a place of origin for her family. She attended Henry H. Houston School until Fifth Grade, when she began to commute to the Julia R Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Center City, Philadelphia. Her summers were spent joyfully at the Allens Lane Art Center Camp.
The fellowship will provide funds, mentorship, and a chance to curate an exhibition at Allens Lane Art Center for an emerging local curator. Artists and aspiring curators are invited to submit exhibition proposals that may range from group, two-person, or solo exhibitions. We are accepting proposals for all media and conceptual frameworks. The fellow will be selected by jurors José Ortiz Pagán and Kit Schulte. We will select two fellows in this cycle of applications for the exhibitions in 2024 and 2025. The exhibition will take place in January at the Allens Lane Art Center Alber Gallery.
The selected fellow will receive $1,500 stipend to help support the curatorial research and work of preparing an exhibition. An extra $500 will be available to cover installation costs, framing and shipping. The fellow will also have a chance to meet with an established curator who will serve as a mentor throughout their fellowship.
The applications are due on May 31.