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20 Apr 2017

The New Gallery Main Space / Call for Submissions

Visual Poetics of Embodied Shame, Chun Hua Catherine Dong
Photo credit Ashley Bedet

Annual Call for Submissions
The New Gallery


Call for Submissions / Main Space Deadline May 16, 2017

Claire Coutts

The New Gallery
208 Centre St S
t2g 2b6

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Deadline: May 16, 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 Main Space is located at 208 Centre St SE in Calgary's Chinatown. Main Space programming comprises exhibitions by artists, collaborators, curators, and other cultural producers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Please note that TNG accepts proposals for solo exhibitions, but may also consider individual artists for inclusion in a curated group show. Main Space exhibitions range from four to six weeks in duration. Presently, TNG is seeking proposals for the 2018-19 programming year. A detailed floor plan for the Main Space can be found on TNG's website:

Exhibiting artists are offered a fee of $1957 to show their work (commensurate with current CARFAC Fee Schedule - A.1.1, and updated annually upon new schedule release) Additionally, TNG provides both accommodations and financial resources to aid artists in managing shipping and travel costs. Details of this budget are determined on a case-by-case basis.

The following materials should be included in your application:
1. Proposal: Briefly describe your exhibition. Provide complete details of your spatial, physical, and material requirements, including any special equipment and/or technical needs.
2. 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:
3. 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.
4. Curriculum Vitae: Describe your artistic background to a maximum length of three pages. Please include all relevant contact information.

TNG only accepts digital submissions via e-mail. 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, Main Space

Successful applicants will be notified at the beginning of September 2017. Regrettably, TNG does not contact unsuccessful applicants due to high volumes of submissions. If you have not heard from us by early September and would like to request feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us.