Since 2013, Vox Populi has supported the work of curators focusing on time-based arts and performance practices through the Black Box Curatorial Fellowship (previously known as AUX Curatorial Fellowship). Managed by Vox’s Black Box Committee, the Fellowship offers financial, facilities, administrative and programming support to one curator or curatorial collective located in Philadelphia or surrounding areas focusing on the research, development, and presentation of live or durational forms – including performance, dance, music, poetry, film/video and new or emergent genres.
The Fellowship consists of two months of research and development, followed by two months worth of programming within Vox Populi’s 1000sq.ft. Black Box performing arts space, equipped with sound-system, projectors, and various other A/V equipment. In their programming window, Fellows are expected to produce 4 to 8 programs, including at least one presentation of their curatorial vision and research findings that acts as a foundation for subsequent programming. Concluding the Fellowship will be a one month exhibit in July 2020, showcasing documentation, evidence, and ephemera from the programs.