Professional Alliance for Curators of Color (PACC)

The Association of Art Museum Curators

205 Lexington Avenue Suite 901
New York, NY 10016


Jun 01, 2023


May 15, 2023

The Professional Alliance for Curators of Color (PACC), an initiative designed to support curators of color worldwide, has opened applications for its third edition. Leveraging the AAMC Foundation’s experience and networks, the PACC program seeks to address issues of isolationism, racism, inequity, and lack of access that are far too often the experience for curators of color.

Applications are open to curators that self-identify as a person of color, with 2-5 years of working experience as a curator (including fellowships and excluding internships) with full-time work in a nonprofit visual art organization within the last 12 - 16 months. There is no cost to apply or to participate in the program.

With full funding provided for all travel, as well as a program stipend, the AAMC Foundation’s PACC program incorporates key elements of:

  • Multi-day in-person intensive in NYC featuring speakers, workshops, and tours, along with one-on-one consulting, November 2-3, 2023
  • Dedicated DEAIB consultant, with one in-person and two virtual cohort-only sessions, ongoing
  • Four to five additional virtual learning immersive sessions with Kelli Morgan, Curator Advisor, and guest speakers, ongoing
  • Concluding interactive in-person workshop, May 4, 2024 (dates tentative), San Francisco
  • 2024 Art Curators in-person attendance, including a Program Alumni Reception, Members’ Party, and full access to all activities, May 4 - 7, 2024 (dates tentative), San Francisco
  • One-on-one mentor connection, ongoing


  • Applications are open to curators who self-identify as a person of color, and are an art curator at a nonprofit organization with direct responsibility for works of art. In addition, independent curators and others that work a minimum of 50% of the time for/with nonprofit organizations will be considered.
  • Have a required minimum of at least 2 and no more than 5 years of direct working curatorial experience in the field. (Fellowships can be included if full-time. Internships are not applicable.)
  • Applicants need current or recent (within the past 12 - 16 months) affiliation with a visual arts nonprofit organization to apply.
  • International applications are encouraged and desired within the bounds of all applicable U.S. laws. At this time, we cannot accept applications from nationals of any country that is subject to a comprehensive sanctions regime under United States law (currently Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea region of Ukraine, as well as China and Russia). This list is subject to change with U.S. regulations.
  • Must have a valid passport to travel to/from the US and any applicable visas needed.
  • Commit to all program requirements at the time of application, including all deadlines (non-negotiable), timelines, and travel.
  • Applications are only accepted via the online portal.

Application Instructions

Applications for the AAMC Foundation Mentorship Program open on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, and the final deadline for submitting an application is 5:00 PM ET on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Please ensure you fill out all the required questions on the application, which are indicated with a red asterisk. An incomplete or late submission will result in the jurors not reviewing the application. There are no exceptions.