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Connexion Artist-Run Centre for Contemporary Art holds calls for project proposals yearly and special project proposals periodically, as new opportunities arise for artists, curators, and community partners. Check the homepage, sign up for our mailing list, and follow us on facebook to keep in touch with current opportunities.
We do not currently have an upcoming submissions deadline, but proposals are accepted year-round and will be reviewed at the next deadline. We are currently accepting proposals for the 2019-2020 year. For member-led projects, or to propose a project outside of current calls, please use the application guidelines below.
Proposals can include, but are not limited to: exhibitions, studio residencies, screenings, lectures, panels, individual artist talks, readings, performances and workshops. Opportunity are open to local, national and international artists working in any medium, discipline or professional level.
How to apply:
Email the following materials to email@example.com with “2019-2020 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.
- A text document, video or audio file (cellphone and computer recordings are accepted) containing a short artist bio, between 100 – 300 words, and 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, WHERE you would 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.
- 6 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.
- Artist CV
- Website and list of relevant social media or web links (5 max)
Connexion ARC remunerates artists based on the CARFAC fee schedule for artistic production. Support for travel, lodging, or meal assistance may be available, depending on available funds at the time of application. Please note that Connexion ARC operates without a permanent gallery space. In your application, please consider the context of the community, and activating new spaces for contemporary and experimental visual art practices, by working outside of traditional exhibition strategies.
The Programming and Selections Committees are comprised of dedicated volunteers from the artistic and situated community. Outside of current calls, expect a several month-long wait time for a response from the programming committee.