The Firstdraft Curators’ Program is an initiative to support emerging practitioners and experimental exhibition-making. Firstdraft Curators’ Program is a core element of Firstdraft programming with three shows annually dedicated to ambitious exhibition by emerging curators.
Proposals for this program are taken twice a year; successful applicants are offered two of Firstdraft’s galleries and a fee to produce an exhibition accompanied by an interpretive text. Firstdraft encourages curators to work with emerging artists for their exhibitions, however also accepts proposals that bring emerging artist’s work into conversation with more established peers. As part of the assessment process, curatorial proposals that are unsuccessful are automatically considered for the exhibition program.