In 2018, VSW will invite community leaders within Rochester to curate film screenings using VSW’s collection of over 9,000 film and video titles

  • The Community Curator program invites representatives from  community groups in the Rochester region to curate film screenings using VSW’s collection of over 9,000 film and video titles.  Participants in the program will work the Curator of Moving Image Collections to research and select a full program of films that speak to the interests of the group, while opening a broader dialog with the Rochester community.  The goals of the Community Curator program are to empower cultural organizations to create their own media programming, expand global and cultural awareness within the Rochester community, and strengthen ties between students, artists, and communities that will cultivate multi-cultural relationships.

    All programs will be open to the public, and projected in the VSW auditorium.

    For more information, or to inquire about becoming a Community Curator, contact Tara Nelson, Curator of Moving Image Collections:


    Community Curator Participants, Spring 2018

    January 27th –  Metro Justice

    February 10th – Rochester Community Television (RCTV)

    March 3 – Planned Parenthood

    April 7th – Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

    April 28th – Rochester Global Refugee Services (RGRS) Postponed until Fall 2018


    The VSW Community Curator Program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by the National Endowment for the Arts ART WORKS program.