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Earlier this year, we announced our new Fellowship for Emerging Curators program, designed to offer emerging curators the opportunity to gain valuable experience working alongside a curator at an established ArtPrize institutional venue during the seventh annual event. The participating venues for this inaugural year include Grand Rapids Art Museum, SiTE:LAB, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, and Kendall College of Art and Design.

Four Fellows, jointly selected by the ArtPrize exhibitions and partner institutions' curatorial teams, will not only assist each venue's curatorial department as they create their ArtPrize Seven exhibition, they'll also curate their own ArtPrize exhibition under the mentorship of the institutional curator this fall.

The $40,000 in grant funding awarded will be divided evenly among the participating venues and their respective Fellows, to aid in the planning and execution of their ArtPrize Seven exhibitions.

Hunter BridwellHunter Bridwell

Bridwell holds a B.F.A. from KCAD and will work under the mentorship of curator Ron Platt at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

Amy WilsonAmy Wilson

Wilson is the artistic director / founder of Dance in the Annex which won the ArtPrize 2014 Time-Based juried award. She will work with curator Paul Amenta at SiTE:LAB during ArtPrize Seven.

Ethan RossEthan Ross

Ross holds an M.F.A. from Kendall College of Art and Design, and will work alongside Heather Duffy, curator at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.

Elizabeth HertlElizabeth Hertl

Hertl curated the ArtPrize 2014 exhibition at Cathedral Square, and will work with Michele Bozak, curator at Kendall College of Art and Design, during ArtPrize Seven.

By Kevin Buist on