Workshop – The Questions of ONLINE Curating

In this highly interactive, online workshop, participants will work collaboratively to apply the curatorial process to design and create compelling online projects. During the workshop, participants will work in small online groups to develop their ideas by answering a series of guided questions. At the end of the course, participants will get the opportunity to review either a design proposal or a working prototype with leading area curators.

Who Should Attend? Anyone who either wants to extend their current exhibition-making practice into the digital world or alternatively anyone who wants to improve their current online projects* by applying proven curatorial principles.

* we will apply this very broadly, it can be as simple as your social media activity or as complex as a custom-coded website or interactive digital experience.

Prerequisites: Please obtain (free) logins for Slack and Zoom

Dates for online sessions:

Introductory session – 6-8 pm, Monday, April 27

Weekly check-in sessions – at days/times convenient for participants

Review session with leading area curators – 2-5 pm, Sunday, May 24

Maximum number of participants – 20

(note that workgroup size will be 4-6 participants)

Cost – $30 (waged) / $10 (unwaged).

For questions or more information, please contact

Instructor Bios: Pat Elifritz is the Curator of New Media and Technology at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Past positions include the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (US), Bétonsalon Center for Art and Research (FR), and the Indianapolis Museum of Art (US). Elifritz is a graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

Steve Panton is the founder of 2739 Edwin and 9338 Campau Galleries, the co-founder of the Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival and the Hamtramck Free School, and one of the co-founders of Essay’d. He has is the inaugural curator of the innovative Art@TheMax program at Detroit’s Orchestra Hall, and writes on Detroit art for Sculpture Magazine. Outside of art programming, his background is in technology, engineering, and education.

Credits: This project is funded by the Erb Foundation


Online Projects Created During the Exhibition



July 10 – August 31, 2020



Arab.Amp Gathering 2020

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto – drag/queer performance
Sholeh Asgary – sound artist
Doris Bittar – visual artist
Mike Khoury – musician
Yasmine Diaz & Donia Jarrar – visual and music collaboration

(Hosted and curated by Leyya Mona Tawil)

June 30 – July 21, 2020

Arab.Amp Gathering 2020


Bill Jackson: Auditioning the World

To view the exhibition click here.