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Seeking curator for temporary artworks at new City Light facility

We’re seeking a multi-disciplinary art curator or curator team with established curatorial experience to develop and manage temporary arts programming at the future site of Seattle City Light’s proposed Denny Substation in the Cascade neighborhood. The new Denny Substation will serve South Lake Union and north downtown and provide added capacity for serving the Denny Triangle and First Hill areas.

The curator will develop and manage a series of free and open public performances and artworks to begin at the site in November 2013, before construction of the facility, and last up to 18 months.  Programming should celebrate the new substation with artworks that evoke the vibrancy of the city, community values and the public-service mission of City Light. Artworks should be multidisciplinary and could include visual art installations, performances, video, film, dance, music and sound.

The call is open to established professional curators residing in Washington or Oregon. Total budget for the project is $200,000, inclusive of all taxes, fees, travel, permits, etc. The curator will receive a fee of $40,000 and will have a programming budget of $160,000. Applications are due 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 (Pacific Standard Time).

Go to the Denny Substation Call for Curators for more information and to apply.

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