Deadline: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The New Gallery (TNG) is committed to providing opportunities and venues for artists that foster social and political creative practices, while engaging and educating audiences through contemporary art. TNG’s +15 Window is located in the Arts Commons building (205 8 Ave. SE) on a high-traffic pedestrian walkway. The +15 Window is a shallow vitrine best suited for small-scale installations and/or displays. All exhibitions are eight weeks in duration. A floor plan of the space can be downloaded here.
Surrounded by similar windows programmed by Calgary’s other artist-run centres and visual arts organizations (TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, Stride Gallery, Untitled Art Society, Alberta Printmakers, the Marion Nicoll Gallery, the University of Calgary Faculty of Arts, and Alberta Craft Council), the +15 Window provides a flexible exhibition platform capable of engaging Calgary’s diverse downtown audience as well as the local artistic community. Applicants should familiarize themselves with this unique space prior to submitting. TNG is most interested in proposals that make specific use of the +15 Window’s highly-public location in our city’s core. Exhibiting artists are offered a fee of $452 to show their work (commensurate with 2016 CARFAC Fee Schedule – A.1.6), and a modest budget for shipping costs, negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
The following materials should be included in your application:
- Proposal: Briefly describe your +15 Window exhibition. Provide complete details of your spatial, physical, and material requirements, including any special equipment and/or technical needs.
- Artist Statement: Discuss how your proposed project is situated in relation to your current artistic practice and the broader context of your work, research, and interests. Please note that congruity with TNG’s mandate is a major consideration during the selection process. You can find TNG’s mandate here: http://www.thenewgallery.org/about/
- Support: Please include up to fifteen pieces of additional support material, including digital images, videos, or audio clips alongside a corresponding numbered image list detailing the artwork’s title, medium, physical size, date of completion, and any other necessary descriptors. TNG’s peer jury will review up to a maximum of five minutes of time-based work.
- Curriculum Vitae: Describe your artistic background to a maximum length of three pages. Please include all relevant contact information and a personal website, if applicable.
TNG only accepts digital submissions via e-mail. Physical materials will be discarded or recycled. Please format all written materials as a single .PDF document. Images must be numbered RGB .jpeg files with a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 DPI and no larger than 1 MB in size. TNG accepts links to video and audio work hosted online. E-mailed applications must be submitted in a single .zip folder containing both documents and images.
Send completed submission packages to:
ATTN: Programming Committee, +15 Window
Successful applicants will be notified end of May, 2017. Regrettably, TNG does not contact unsuccessful applicants due to high volumes of submissions. If you have not heard from us by June and would like to request feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us.