Young Curators Council
A 2015 survey undertaken by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation found that of all U.S. Museum curators, conservators, educators and leaders, only 4% were African American and just 3% Hispanic. In full reflection of Trenton Doyle Hancock’s commitment to be a positive role model as an artist for young adults of color for whom opportunities of professional advancement are still proven to be extremely limited, Temple Contemporary established the Young Curators Council. This paid curatorial mentorship program for five selected young adults (aged 18-21) was designed to create a far-reaching public impact on the project’s educational programs. It is Temple Contemporary’s intention that programs like the Young Curators Council will continue to diversify the next generation of arts administrators and curators.