Arts Curator Needed

Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island is looking for an experienced Arts Curator* to support our partners to feature performing artists and fresh food together at farmers markets across South Providence and the West End.


The Sankofa World Market is held every Wednesday from July - October from 2 - 6pm at Knight Memorial Library and the African Alliance pop-up markets will happen at various neighborhood locations on Friday evenings. Both markets will be held doors and will benefit from dynamic, interactive, and culturally relevant artists.

We invite Arts Curators interested in showcasing our community’s many cultures and connecting the arts to our overall health to apply. This call is open to individual curators or teams of no more than two people. The selected Arts Curator / team must be available to work between May and October, 2019.

Beginning last summer, we brought artists of various media to the Sankofa World Market. This year, in addition to Sankofa, we look forward to expanding the connection of artists to multiple pop-up markets run by the African Alliance of Rhode Island. This work is made possible through Sowing Place, a collaboration with the City of Providence and with funding from the Kresge Foundation's FreshLo Initiative.

Curatorial Stipend: $3000.

The curator will be provided with a modest budget for each event.

1 copy of the application may be completed and emailed:

In the subject line: Arts Curator

The heading ensures your application doesn't get lost!


Mailed or dropped off in person to:

Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island

ATTN: yonTande

393 Broad Street, Providence RI, 02907

(parking and main entrance at 11 Bridgham)

Please submit when your application is complete.

Please note: incomplete and unsigned applications will not be reviewed. Interviews will be scheduled immediately upon interest and receipt of complete application.


Have great initiative

Have strong organizational and managerial experience

Be able to articulate a realistic curatorial vision - Can we do it?

Outline curatorial needs in detail


Plan and facilitate the artists who will perform at the various Sowing Place events (Sankofa World Market, African Alliance of Rhode Island Pop Up Markets).

Maximize awareness of events via position as Arts Curator through social media and other community engagement activities.

Communicate artist roster to SCCRI Program Director and Bookkeeper for efficient payment of artists

Outline a scope of work for entire season

*Position is open to curatorial team of no more than two people

Arts Curator Application Form