OPPORTUNITYRyan Sparks

Open Call for Curators of our Instagram

OPPORTUNITYRyan Sparks
Open Call for Curators of our Instagram

Last fall, Southern Glossary began a new experiment, and you may be able to help. Last year, I discovered the concept of rotation curation, where different people take over a social media account for a temporary length of time. Perhaps the most well-known execution of this concept is the Twitter account @sweden, which has a new citizen of the country share details of their life and surroundings.

Inspired by entities that use Instagram to give photographers a showcase like Lenscratch, Feature Shoot, and the Looking at Appalachia project, I decided to start up something similar. With the help of curators like Nic Persinger, Amanda Greene, and Jenna Miller, the account quickly gained traction and now has over 1,000 followers.

Southern Glossary began with the idea of focusing on stories, artists, and performers from across a region instead of just in individual cities or towns. So, true to that mindset, we are looking for a variety of curators from all states in the south and across disciplines.

While Instagram obviously favors the medium of photography, we are looking for more than that. We want to see the details of artists’ lives, their process, and their surroundings. Those are the same kinds of things we prioritize in our articles, and it’s how we want to differentiate our Instagram from others.

Interested? Here’s what we’re looking for in a curator:

  • You’re an artist working in photography, visual arts, sculpture, or the documentary arts (sorry, no musicians or theater performers at this time)
  • You are a working (but not necessarily professional) artist with active projects
  • You already have an active Instagram account and are familiar with the app
  • You live in West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, or Kentucky
  • You can commit to a week of sharing content

We are also interested in having people document special events & festivals.

Each week we’ll take some of the best shots and compose them into a post for our blog and tumblr, so we will spread your work as far as we are able.

To submit, send us an email with the Subject “Instagram Curator.” Please include your Instagram handle and a link to your portfolio or website.

Thanks, and be sure to follow us!