Application Deadline: May 15, 2016


The San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) curator-in-residence program welcomes curators at any stage of their career to apply for a 3-month residency from July through September 2016. The selected curator will receive work space at San Diego Art Institute, and will be required to give or coordinate at least one public lecture or workshop during the course of the residency. We offer space only---we currently do not assist with lodging or travel to/from the residency.

During the course of the residency, we will arrange for the curator to conduct studio visits with local artists. In addition, the curator will be given the opportunity to curate one exhibition during August/September 2016 in Balboa Park, as well as opportunities to program our 2,500 square foot project space in Horton Plaza throughout the duration of the residency.

SDAI’s staff is on-hand to provide technical support and respond to the needs of our Curator-in-Residence.



Curators of all media and at all levels of their career are encouraged to apply. Applications will be judged based on the quality of their curatorial portfolio, statement of purpose, and potential for making the most of their time in the program. A panel of arts professionals will review applications and make the final selections.

All applicants will be notified by e-mail. Please do not call the office for selection results. All applicants must be able to work in the U.S.



All applicants must send:

1. Current CV, saved as PDF

2. Curatorial Statement – 250 words or less, saved as PDF

3. Statement of Purpose – 250 words or less, saved as PDF

4. Curatorial Portfolio – no larger than 5MB, saved as PDF

5. Names and contact information for two references as PDF


director@sandiego-art.orgo by May 15, 2016, 5PM PST.

APPLICATION FEE: $15 per application – please submit proof of payment via SDAI’s website with email submission.

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SPACE 1439

Space 1439 at the San Diego Art Institute is a boutique store offering unique hand crafts, prints and books which showcase the contemporary art culture of Southern California and the Baja Norte region. We are always looking for a variety of new and interesting products to sell in the shop and it's a great way for your work to be seen and enjoyed by our visitors.  

We are making a dedicated "Small Works" section in the shop for our artist members. Small works can include both 2D and 3D works.  Works should not exceed one foot in any dimension.  
We are also starting a flat file program for prints.  Prints must be at least in an edition of 10 and can be made both from traditional printmaking techniques or digitally printed.  The idea is to have a collection of artist prints that anyone can look through, enjoy and purchase. 

SPACE 1439 works on a consignment basis and all who are interested in selling with us must apply. 

Please contact Sarah Mayworm for more information or to request an application by calling 619.236.0011 or emailing