Volunteer Opportunities

Join the Lower East Side arts community by becoming a volunteer at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space! Through monthly artist/curator discussions, visitor engagement, and community outreach, our volunteers develop their interest and understanding of the non-profit local arts organization, while providing general operative assistance for our artist and curator-centered gallery.

Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space is dedicated to supporting and strengthening the careers of emerging and underrepresented artists and independent curators. Uniquely situated inside the Essex Street Market, Cuchifritos’ position outside of the borders and confines of traditional art venues compels artists, curators and audience members to interrogate , study and analyze questions of ethics, immigration, ecology, and power amongst the orderly chaos of the market space. Cuchifritos responds to and reflects the environment it inhabits, preserving the collaborative artistic spirit of the LES. Our dedicated team of volunteers team serves an integral role in ensuring we continue to meet this mission.

Commitment: 3 months during which volunteers choose their own schedule (Tues-Sun 12-6)

Duties include: gallery sitting; familiarization with the work on-view; engaging visitors and answering related questions; assisting artists and curators with install/de-install; updating social media accounts; promoting community engagement; event photography

To become a Cuchifritos volunteer, please introduce yourself using this form. Thank you so much for your interest. We cannot wait to meet you!

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