Virtual Portfolio Reviews

April 11 – 13th, 2024

ACP’s Virtual Portfolio Reviews are geared towards emerging and established photographers, lens-based mixed-media artists and video artists looking to gain new insights into their work and expand their professional networks.

Our expert reviewers range from museum curators, to gallery directors, to magazine editors who are at the front of their field. ACP’s Virtual Reviews present unique opportunities for meaningful exchange and relationship-building between artists and arts workers from around the country.

All Reviews attendants will also receive:

  • Event Passes to two Professional Practice Talks by Lares Feliciano (Artist) and Courtney McCLlellan (Editor of Burnaway)
  • Inclusion in the Virtual Portfolio Walkthrough document, which is sent to all of the reviewers
  • A peer review (30 minutes) with a fellow portfolio review participant
  • “Preparing for Virtual Portfolio Review” Welcome Packet – an educational document on how to participate in our reviews

1-1 Reviews last 20 minutes and can be purchased in blocks of 4 for $330. Reviewers may purchase multiple blocks.

*For the first this year, we are able to offer reviews in Spanish.

Virtual Portfolio Review Schedule

Portfolio Reviews

  • Friday, April 12, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (EST)

  • Saturday, April 13, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (EST)

Peer Reviews

  • Friday, April 12, 6:30 – 7:30 pm (EST)

Professional Practice Talks

  • Thursday, April 11, 6:30-7:30 pm (EST)

  • Saturday, April 13, 6:30-7:30 pm (EST)

Review Participant 2022: Seth Cook

Redefining Photography

At ACP, we are working toward the future of what photography is and means. We see photography as an inherently democratic medium that touches all areas of life, society, and culture. It is also an expansively interdisciplinary medium, including a variety of light-based and lens-based approaches. With that in mind, our reviews encourage diverse prospectives and processes, including lens-based mixed media and video art.

Accessibility and Scholarships

ACP offers Portfolio Reviews virtually to make the program as accessible as possible. In an effort to further reduce barriers, we offer Equity Scholarships, which provide six scholarships to BIPOC, LGBTQAI+, and/or artists with disabilities. Scholarship recipients receive two 20-minute reviews, entry into the Professional Practice Talks, a peer-review session, and inclusion in the Portfolio Walkthrough.

Apply for an Equity Scholarship by clicking HERE.

2022 Equity Scholarship Winner: Mark Anthony Brown Jr

Getting Started

Step 1: Read

Read about the reviews at the top of this page, and about the reviewers here.

Step 2: Register

Purchase Review Block(s) and Events Pass 

To register, purchase review blocks HERE. (1 block is 4 reviews).

Step 3: Rank and Upload Your Information

  • After registration, a form to rank the reviewers will be emailed to you
  • Reviewers will be scheduled based on a first-come, first-served basis + participant rankings + reviewer profiles
  • Over 95% of participants in last year’s reviews received their #1 choice. Our team personally evaluates participant and reviewer preferences to create the best matches possible. Please note it is not guaranteed that you will get your first-choice reviewer.
  • You will also be sent a form to upload information and images to participate in the Virtual Portfolio Walkthrough and social media promotion.

Step 4: Prepare

Prepare for Your Review

  • You will receive a Welcome Packet, including “Preparing for Virtual Portfolio Review” documents
  • You will receive your reviewer list by April 5th with a private Zoom link to attend your reviews

FAQ

What are the ACP Virtual Portfolio Reviews?

ACP’s portfolio reviews focus on creating meaningful dialogue, relationship-building, and professional development opportunities. Our reviewers are tapped into the contemporary art landscape and can provide valuable network expansion and feedback. We feel the greatest strength of our portfolio review is receiving diverse input from industry professionals on your work. Our reviews will also provide peer networking opportunities, professional practice talks, and more.

How do I register?

To register, purchase review blocks HERE. (1 block is 4 reviews).

Who should participate in the portfolio reviews?

Our reviews are for emerging and established lens-based artists (photography, video Art, lens-based mixed media) looking to gain new insights into their work and expand their professional networks. Please see the list of reviewers to explore what they are looking for from participants.

  • Established and Emerging Artists – ACP portfolio reviewers are curators, editors, gallerists, and publishers who provide meaningful dialogue, community connection, and knowledge of the contemporary art landscape.
  • Students – ACP portfolio reviews include educators looking for graduate students, artists, and industry professionals who will provide meaningful guidance and feedback.
How will the reviews take place?

The Virtual Portfolio Reviews will take place on Zoom. One Zoom link for each session will be created. Any review that takes place during that session will join that one link. Break-out sessions with your reviewer will take place from there. Peer networking opportunities will also take place on Zoom.

When will the reviews and events take place?

April 12th & 13th, 2024 on Zoom between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (EST). Reviews are not necessarily sequential. They take place in 20-minute allotments. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (April 11- 13th) will each have an evening event from 6:30-7:30 pm.

What if I’m unavailable for all the time slots during the two review days?

Participants should make sure they can be available during the review session times on both days. This will help ensure the best matches with reviewers and that each participant gets the most out of all the scheduled events.

Who are the reviewers?

Find the full reviewer list HERE.

What happens if a reviewer is unable to attend?

In the unlikely event that a reviewer must cancel, we will either replace the reviewer or refund their review sessions.

Cancellation Policy

Participants can cancel until April 3, 2024, at midnight EST for a processing fee of $75. Email makeda@acpinfo.org if you need to cancel.

Waitlist

If the reviews sell out, a waitlist will be collated. If there are cancellations, the waitlist will be contacted in the order they signed up.

Have more questions?

Email us: makeda@acpinfo.org