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Performa Starts Curatorial Fellowship Program With Mellon Grant

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Stills from Ryan McNamara’s 2013 Performa commission, MEƎM.

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New York-based nonprofit Performa has started a curatorial fellowship program with a $460,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowships will go to four post-doctoral scholars specializing in performance, with the aim of providing intensive training–over a two year period–in organizing exhibitions about performance. The fellows will develop a research project for the Performa biennial–the next one will be held later this year–as well as contribute to Performa’s year-round programming.

RoseLee Goldberg, Performa’s founder, said in a statement, “The new curators of the 21st century, who will take up positions in the performance art departments now being established in many museums, will need the skills that we’ll be offering.”

The deadline for the 2015–2017 fellowship is March 31.

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