Call for project proposals: 2018-2019 programming

Deadline: February 16th, 2018

Connexion Artist-Run Centre for Contemporary Art is calling for project proposals for 2018-2019 programming. Proposals can include, but are not limited to: exhibitions, studio residencies, screenings, lectures, panels, artist talks, readings, performances and workshops.

Opportunities are open to local, national, and international artists working in any medium, discipline or professional level. Connexion ARC’s discourse happens in spaces outside of traditional gallery settings, generating new venues for artists to discuss their practices, and to engage in collective re-imagining, research, cultural negotiation, storytelling, and disruptive creativity.

We welcome artists to activate spaces that respond to past and present issues of social urgency, seeking creative ways to negotiate diverse perspectives, and leading necessary critical discussions around place, community, identity, experience, and decolonization.

How to apply:

Email the following materials to with “2018-2019 PROJECT PROPOSAL” as the subject line. Supporting materials can be uploaded via a cloud storage site (dropbox, google drive, etc.) within a single folder, with a direct sharing link to the folder clearly indicated in the body of the email.

1. A text document, video or audio file (cellphone and computer recordings are accepted) containing a short artist bio, between 100 – 300 words, and brief description of the project, between 200 – 500 words. Please select the format that is most accessible to the applicant. Please provide text documents in .pdf format.

Tell us:
WHAT is the project
WHY are you developing or have developed this project
WHEN is the preferred timeline for you
WHERE will you like to display this project
HOW will you display this project.

Please specify if there are any special technical requirements or safety concerns involved with your project.

2. Six images of work, no larger than 1500 x 1500 px, at 72 dpi. Files title “artist_title_medium_dimensions_year”. For video and audio examples, please outline web links in the body of the email

3. Artist CV

4. Website and list of relevant social media or web links (5 max)


About Connexion ARC

Connexion ARC is located in Fredericton, capital city of the province of New Brunswick, sited on the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq First Nations. In 2017, Connexion transitioned as a contemporary art project space running without a fixed location. Our office and residency spaces are located in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre.

Connexion ARC is working to activate new spaces that welcome the public to engage with contemporary art and experimental art practices from across the country and abroad. This responsive method of artistic programming is made possible by building strategic partnerships with collaborating businesses, organizations, and institutions, and by emphasizing exchange within an expanding community of artists, curators, partners, and international visitors. In your application, please consider activating space with artistic production and creative gestures that work outside of traditional exhibition strategies.

Connexion ARC remunerates artists based on the CARFAC fee schedule. Support for travel, lodging, materials, and/or meal assistance may be available, depending on funding received.

If you have sent in a proposal to Connexion ARC prior to this announcement, it will be considered for 2018-2019 programming. An e-mail of confirmation will be sent to all applicants by the deadline.

The Programming and Selections Committees are comprised of dedicated volunteers from the artistic and situated community, open to Connexion’s entire membership.