Call for Submissions: Membership Projects

Members of Connexion ARC working in all mediums are invited to submit project proposals for new or continued artistic and curatorial productions. Students, individuals, and collaborative groups are welcome to apply. The selected recipient will receive a community-funded material support grant and an exhibition space with Connexion ARC.

Proposal Deadline: 24 November 2017, 5:00 pm

How to apply
To become a member of Connexion ARC, visit:

Email the following materials to with “ART KITCHEN 2017” as the subject line.

Please attach the following support materials in your email or include weblinks in the body of your email. Support materials can be uploaded via a cloud storage site (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) with a direct sharing link to the file or folder.

Support material can be provided in the form of a PDF text document, video, or audio file (cellphone and computer recordings are accepted). Please select the format that is most accessible to the applicant.

Please include your contact information – e-mail address and a phone number where you can be reached.

Tell us about yourself
Answer any of the following, as applicable. Who are you? Where are you situated? What is your practice? What informs your practice What are your previous projects, exhibitions, or experiences? What medium(s) do you use? Have you received arts education, or are you self-trained? What are your processes, working methodologies, ways of seeing and knowing?

Please include a CV and/or artist bio, if relevant.

Tell us why you are developing this project
What is the project’s intention? What do you hope to achieve? What materials does it involve? Who does your project speak to?

Tell us how you will display this project
How will you display your project? Are there any special technical requirements? Are there safety concerns involved with your project, including triggering materials?

If relevant to your submission:
Please include up to 6 images of work or relevant supporting material, and/or up to 5 weblinks, such as your website, social media, or other relevant online material.

Please include images no larger than 1500 x 1500 px, at 72 dpi. For images containing work, please title the files “artist_title_medium_dimensions_year”.


What is the Selection Process?
Four applicants will be selected by a peer jury. Successful applicants will be notified of their application on November 27 via telephone. They will be invited to informally talk about their proposed project during a communal meal that generates independent funding to support artistic and curatorial development, called Art Kitchen.

Project proposals will be shared with patrons attending Art Kitchen. As part of the evening’s programming, participants will have 10 minutes to informally talk about their project, followed by a Q&A period. A projector will be provided, however a slide presentation is optional.

What is Art Kitchen?
Art Kitchen is a radically transparent and participatory approach to arts funding. Connexion ARC partners with local establishments and invites a guest chef to prepare a delicious soup using locally-sourced ingredients. This meal is served family-style and tickets are sold for an affordable price of $20 per person. Each patron is given one ballot to vote for one of four art projects they would like to see happen in Fredericton, NB. A popular vote determines the grant recipient, announced one week following Art Kitchen. The selected recipient will receive a grant from the evening’s profits, providing a local artist or curator with unbureaucratic funding for artistic creation, research, and experimentation.

When is Art Kitchen?
Join us on Tuesday, December 5th, from 6 – 8 pm, at the Picaroons Roundhouse. The evening’s guest chef will be Robin Estey, of the Palate restaurant.

6 – 7 pm Soup is served
7 – 8 pm Guest chef, local collaborators, and the artists will present their creative projects.

How does an Art Kitchen grant work?
After the evening’s event, the ballots are counted, and an artist is selected. The selected recipient will be contacted within one week, and will receive 100% of the grant upfront. The selected recipient agrees to complete their project within three months, after the grant is awarded. In three months’ time, the funded project will be displayed in an art space facilitated by Connexion ARC.

Why should I apply?
Art Kitchen is a method of arts funding that draws from entrepreneurial and grassroots strategies to generate funds for new, emerging, and newly professionalized artists and curators. Art Kitchen encourages communities to engage in the processes of art making and local patronage, as a radically transparent and inclusive fundraiser.

For emerging artists and curators, applying for an Art Kitchen grant is a simple and unbureaucratic method to receive immediate support for a new or continuing project. The initiative approaches arts funding by working outside of possible granting barriers. As an artist-run organization, Connexion ARC seeks to foster the growth of contemporary artists in its membership.

Where can my friends buy tickets?
Event tickets go on sale on November 2, 2017 at Picaroons Roundhouse, Picaroons Brewtique, Read’s Newsstand, and online:

Art Kitchen is inspired by inCUBATE Chicago.

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