From left, Brittney Frantece, Kari Karsten and Roya Amirsoleymani, along with Catalina Cantu (Xicana), not pictured, are Centrum’s 2023 Curator & Arts Worker Residency. Photos courtesy Centrum

From left, Brittney Frantece, Kari Karsten and Roya Amirsoleymani, along with Catalina Cantu (Xicana), not pictured, are Centrum’s 2023 Curator & Arts Worker Residency. Photos courtesy Centrum

Centrum Welcomes Curatorial Arts Worker Residents Sept. 11 to 25

It’s with great excitement that Centrum announces the 2023 Curator & Arts Worker Residency. This two-week invitational program brings together a range of specialists working independently within galleries, museum, or arts organizations to support other artists and help the arts field thrive.

This year, community-minded and boundary-breaking organizers are invited to spend time at Centrum re-charging, finding focus, and connecting with others about key issues in the field. These individuals will be provided with stipends, lodging, studio space, and opportunities to gather, as well as spend time in the park and all that Port Townsend has to offer.

For the Curator & Arts Works Residency, this year’s selection of curators and arts workers was nominated by a committee of advisors.

The month, Centrum welcomes:

  • Brittney Frantece, a writer, artist, educator, curator, and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington.
  • Kari Karsten, a member of the Seneca nation, who holds an MA in Museology from the University of Washington, and a BS in Communications and Rhetorical Studies with a minor in visual culture from Syracuse University.
  • Roya Amirsoleymani, Artistic Director & Curator of Public Engagement at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) in Portland, Oregon, where she co-curates interdisciplinary performance
  • Catalina Cantu (Xicana), of Indigenous Mexican/Madeiran heritage born in San Francisco, has a BA in La Raza Studies and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington, where she was a co-founding member of the groundbreaking Latinx group MECha.

Many thanks to Berette Macauley, Tonya Lockyer and Asia Tail for their help in bringing this group together.

To learn more about Centrum’s Curator & Arts Worker Residents, visit centrum.org to read their full bios.

Centrum’s Artist in Residency Program first began in 1980 and has welcomed hundreds of artists and creative thinkers to immerse themselves in the historic layers and natural wonders of Fort Worden.

Centrum residencies include an array of models such as independent self-directed experiences, a month-long Emerging Artist Residency, and forthcoming In The Making Residence that will feature public presentations in Centrum’s new 305 Building at Fort Worden in 2024.

To learn more about residency opportunities at Centrum, visit centrum.org.

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