When will the selected exhibition be on view?
The exhibition is 5-6 weeks long, scheduled between January – December 2018.

When will you announce the winner?
All applicants will be notified July 2017.

Who are the panelists?
Finalists are selected by a panel of 3 established curators and artists. The panelists change from year-to-year and remain confidential until finalists are announced. Last year's finalists were
selected by a panel comprised of Cecilia Alemani, Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art; Renaud Proch, Executive Director of Independent Curators International (ICI); and Rujeko Hockley, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

What does “under-recognized” mean?
CUE considers artists who have not had a solo exhibition in a major venue (commercial gallery or museum) in a major metropolitan area to be under-recognized. Exceptions to this include solo exhibitions at smaller venues in cities other than New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions at university or college galleries are permitted. If you have questions about the eligibility of a specific artist, please contact Eva Elmore:

Can I submit an application as a collaboration or curatorial team?
Yes. The application should be completed under one name. In the body of the proposal, please state the nature of the collaboration, and include CVs for all collaborators.

I’m an artist. Can I still apply?
Yes. Artists are eligible to apply but cannot include their own work in the exhibition.

What are the guidelines for related public programming?
Public programming can be any public event related to the exhibition. This includes but is not limited to: panel discussions, artist/curator talks, screenings, performances, and readings. The program must take place during the exhibition.

Can I propose the inclusion of an art work that has not yet been completed?
Yes. If you are proposing new work, please include work samples of already completed works by that provide context for the new work the artist is proposing to create. If applicable, include any drawings, plans, or concept sketches of the proposed work.

Will the Project Space be available as part of the exhibition?

Yes, the Project Space is available in addition to the main gallery. You can view the project space in this video and in these photos: herehere, and here.

How high is the gallery ceiling?
The ceiling in all gallery spaces is 15ft. There are pipes and beams in various places at 14ft, and the track lighting system is approx. 12ft from the floor. See the gallery floor plan for more detail.

I don't understand how to fill out the Budget Worksheet form, can you help?
You can find comprehensive instructions and a sample completed Budget Worksheet form
here. If you have any further questions, please contact us.

Do the artists I propose need to be committed when I submit the application, and/or participate in the final exhibition?
We encourage curators to submit their best, and most realistic list of artists for the exhibition. We understand and expect that the plan for the show will evolve over the course of a year, and that the list of artists may likely change.

Can I submit my application by email or regular mail?
No. Applications will only be reviewed if they have been submitted through the online system.

I made a mistake with my application, but I already submitted it. Can I edit the proposal?
No. All applications submitted will be considered final and treated as such. You will not, under any circumstances, be permitted to add to or edit your application once it has been submitted. All incomplete or duplicate applications will be immediately disqualified.

The online system isn't working (or is slow, or is buggy, etc).
If it's the day before the application is due, please know that there is a high volume of submissions which slows down the server. We strongly recommend submitting your application well in advance of the deadline. If technical difficulties persist, please contact Submittable's customer support: (855) 467-8264. 

Have a question that isn't answered here? Email Eva Elmore, Programs Assistant: Due to the high volume of requests, we ask that you send your initial inquiry via email.