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Curatorial Research Fellowship

Gallery TPW is excited to announce an open call for the next 2024 Curatorial Research Fellowship. The fellowship is dedicated to supporting a year of research exploring contemporary image-making and lens-based practices led by an emerging Indigenous curator based on Turtle Island (North America).


The fellow will receive: 


An honorarium of $3,000 and dedicated support from TPW up to one year. The fellowship will conclude with a public workshop relating to their research. This can take many different forms such as reading or discussion groups, screenings, communal meals, etc. Additional budgetary support is available for research materials, mentorships, and the concluding program. 



October 5, 2023: Open call launches 

November 6: Call closes 

January 7, 2024: Fellow will be notified

February: Fellowship will begin with a public announcement 

January 2025: Fellowship concludes 


How to Apply


Please submit the following to, with the subject line "Curatorial  Research Fellowship":  

  • CV (maximum three pages) or biographical text (maximum 500 words). Please include links and/or examples of past curatorial projects, publications/zines, writing, exhibitions, etc.

  • Expression of interest that describes your research interests, direction, and methods. (maximum of 500 words) 

  • This fellowship is intended for individuals who identify as Indigenous. Applicants are asked to provide information about their familial ties and/or connection to the nation, band, or community to which they belong or represent. If your affiliation is different from Métis, Inuit, or First Nations, please provide a description. 


Alternative submission formats such as video, audio, and others will be accepted. If you require accommodations to participate in this call, please contact Annie Wong, Curator of Programming and Public Engagement at 

The submissions committee includes: 

  • Annie Wong, Curator of Programming and Public Engagement 

  • Natalie King, 2023 Curatorial Research Fellow 

  • Zinnia Naqvi, Gallery TPW Board Member  


To learn more about our current Curatorial Research Fellow, Natalie King, please visit this page.


For inquiries, please contact: 


Annie Wong 

Curator of Programming and Public Engagement

annie @

The Curatorial Research Fellowship is made possible with the generous support of TD Bank Group.

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