• Proposal Deadline: May 17, 2019 at 10 PM
  • Curator will be announced: June 5, 2019
  • Installation: September 24 to October 12, 2019

We proudly host our 33rd Day of the Dead this year on October 2019. As one of our most iconic event of the year Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is open for the following:

Curatorial project for our 33rd annual Day of the Dead Exhibition in Main Gallery.

Curator Responsibilities

  • Implement exhibition theme, concept, and overall gallery presentation
  • Plan, coordinate, produce, and curate exhibition as well as ancillary activities according to approved proposal
  • Prepare exhibition information
  • Contact, select, and provide guidance as well as direction to participating artists
  • Prepare and gather all necessary/required documentation that will accompany the 
  • Hold a mandatory meeting with the tour guide before the exhibit
  • Work with Events and Gallery Coordinator to prepare press release, wall signage, gallery 
program, and guided tours (if applicable)

MCCLA’s Responsibilities

  • $1,500 curatorial fee for main gallery
  • Gallery space and wall preparation
  • Gallery staffing/volunteers
  • Exhibition materials and supplies as agreed
  • Professional promotion of the exhibition
  • Bilingual tour guide for scheduled tours


  1. Exhibition title
  2. Letter of intent for curatorial project
  3. Biography
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. A general but realistic budget outlining exhibition costs and other expenses
  6. Three images of past curatorial projects. Jpeg (each jpeg 300dpi) attachments, or photos (no more than 16 images if printed) representing your best work. No slides.

Please mail submission to:

  • Gallery Coordinator. 2868 Mission Street. San Francisco, CA 94110
  • or electronic submission to: gallery@missionculturalcenter.org

Important dates

  • Proposal Deadline: May 17, 2019. 10pm
  • Curator will be announced on our web page: June 5, 2019
  • Installation dates: September 24, 2019 to October 12, 2019
  • Exhibit open to the public (soft opening): October 15, 2019
  • Celebration: Saturday November 2, 2019
  • Exhibit dates: October 15, 2019-November 16, 2019

*Note: Web links preferred for viewing bio, CV, or current work. No Facebook links. Any submission missing any required elements will be disqualified and will not be reviewed.

For further information, please contact the Gallery Coordinator at 415 643-2775 or send an email to gallery@missionculturalcenter.org.