The Beyond Museum Walls (BMW) Curatorial Residency program is a student and recent graduate-led initiative developed by the BMW Knowledge Mobilization Fellows to provide compensated curatorial opportunities for emerging artists and museum professionals. Curatorial residents work in a collaborative, peer-mentored team alongside the BMW Research Assistants to develop original exhibitions and public programming, with a focus on creating space for communities and narratives that have been historically underrepresented in museums.
Currently in its third iteration, the program has been funded by two consecutive Connection Grants awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and supported by a broad mentorship network that includes BMW Co-Investigators and CaPSL-affiliated researchers, as well as local, national and international artists, curators, and cultural workers.
2019 Residencies/Résidences 2019:
Queering the Map: ON_SITE, curated by Lucas Rochelle
(Re)viewing the Syrian War: Stories from a member of the Red Crescent, curated by Abood Hamad
2020-21 Residency/Résidence 2020-21:
Mapping Disappearing Landscapes (forthcoming), curated by Bettina Perez Martinez