Main Gallery

Programming at A Space is determined through a jury process that revolves around one annual deadline (May 23). The gallery hosts six Main Gallery exhibitions each year, as well as numerous other events including screenings, readings and talks. A Space is committed to fostering discourse around politically engaged work, issue-based projects, and technically innovative art practices. We encourage emerging artists and curators, and strongly endorse culturally diverse, community-based projects and co-sponsorships with peer organizations.

Main Gallery - OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Deadline May 23, 2014

A Space Gallery is accepting submissions to our Main Gallery for exhibitions in the 2015 and the 2016 seasons. This call is for artists working in all media and is also open to curatorial proposals.

Founded in 1971, A Space, located in downtown Toronto is of the oldest artist-run centres in Canada. Applicants should consider that our programming mandate focuses on work that is politically engaged, oriented around non-dominant communities, and supportive of innovative curatorial and technical practices. We are interested in ways that artists and curators can create a space for different readings or experiences of culture and identity, in issue-based projects and in multidisciplinary projects that create a forum for dialogue and collaboration between diverse communities, including youth cultures and communities in transition.

The gallery, located at 401 Richmond Street in Toronto's garment district, features 1200 square feet of exhibition space and 120 linear feet of 10 foot high walls, with the ceiling at 13 feet. We pay artist fees to artists according to CARFAC standards.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

 A Space Gallery only accepts digital submissions. Applications must be submitted in a single PDF of 1MB or less that is Macintosh accessible. Please put all of your files, text and images in the same PDF so that you are uploading only one file. Title the PDF with your first and last name. No zip files. Everything must be embedded in one PDF file. If you have a video/audio file, you will need to attach a link of the hosted site in the PDF document. Two weeks before the deadline, on May 9th at 4pm, we will open the submissions page on our website (below), where you will be able to securely upload your submission to our server. The link will be closed on May 23th at 2pm

NOTE: If you are having trouble uploading your PDF, please update your browser to the newest version and make sure your file is under 900KB.

All submissions must include in one PDF of 900KB or less:
* CV(s)
* Support material. You may submit up to 10 jpegs of a combination of previous work and the work intended for exhibition. Limit jpegs to 72 d.p.i. All images must be labeled with a corresponding image description of the dimensions of the work, media, title and year of production. You may submit a link to watch a 5 minute section of video.
* 100 word exhibition description
* One page Artist or Curatorial statement and detailed project description.
* A list of technical requirements, equipment, and materials.
* Additional support material such as reviews, if available

It takes at least four months for the programming decisions to be made. We will not return submission packages and will dispose of submission materials appropriately.