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Call for Submissions: Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Peterborough

As we reflect on the first half-century of the Art Gallery of Peterborough, we invite artists to submit works for consideration to an upcoming Juried Exhibition. How does the work of those who came before us—the art and artists from past exhibitions, the conversations at openings and the activities in the studio—affect the work we do today? What is our legacy? What is our future?

Looking through old photographs and archives offers us a chance to marvel at where we’ve been and where we’ve come from; at what has changed and what remains. Histories are reconstructions—narratives formed from memories and ephemeral traces. As the Art Gallery of Peterborough enters its 50th year in 2024, we are digging into our archives and reconnecting with our founders to engage with our past.

This Call seeks original new, recent, or past works that resonate with the themes of legacy, archives, nostalgia, ghosts, memory, reflection, survival, and growth. Broadly defined, this Call is intended to welcome a range of responses. A jury comprised of Canadian artists and curators will select works considering artistic merit, relevance, and feasibility, with the aim to develop a strong exhibition that reflects the whole of our community.

Additional details:

Selected artists will receive an exhibition fee and must work with the curator and AGP staff to ensure all details relating to the delivery, installation, exhibition, and promotion of their work are attended to. There is no maximum size as the exhibition will be presented in a space that supports the exhibition of small and large-scale works; however, feasibility will be considered. Works must be ready to install and framed if necessary. Works must be delivered and picked up by the artist or a proxy. Small travel honorariums will be made available based on distance travelled.

Key Dates:

Submission deadline: October 8, 2023

Anticipated notification of results: October 23, 2023

Exhibition (tbc): November 25, 2023 – March 3, 2024

How to Apply:

Interested artists are asked to submit an application through the Art Gallery of Peterborough’s Submittable site no later than 11:00 pm on Sunday, October 8, 2023 .

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Exhibition Opportunities For Artists

We accept submissions on an ongoing basis from artists and guest curators for the main and ramp galleries. Follow this link to submit your exhibition proposal via Submittable. Exhibitions are reviewed on an on-going basis and the process can take time. We recognize and appreciate the work required to prepare submissions. Studio visits may be part of the selection process.

Selected artists are supported in the development of their exhibition by the Curator and provided contracts, CARFAC fees that meet or exceed minimums, letters of support for funding applications, fine art shipping, insurance, travel, hospitality, hotel, promotional materials, and documentation. Artists are encouraged to be involved in the exhibition installation plan which is completed by a trained professional installation crew.

We present approximately 16 exhibitions per year: 4 are developed for the main gallery, 8 for the ramp galleries, and 4 from the Permanent Collection.

The AGP strives to reflect the whole of our community through our programs and operations. We continue to seek major exhibitions and projects that engage and support the work of BIPOC artists, curators and performers.

Submission requirements:

  • Title
  • Exhibition Proposal: a description of the proposed project including technical requirements and estimated completion dates for work in development
  • Statement
  • Biography
  • Current CV
  • Documentation (up to 20 files)
  • Documentation List

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Please note: Due to higher than normal volume of submissions, responses may take several months.


The Permanent Collection

The Art Gallery of Peterborough’s Acquisitions Committee carefully considers works of art for donation or purchase to the Permanent Collection. If you are interested in donating work to the Permanent Collection, please contact the gallery to inquire about the process.

Regular Hours: The Art Gallery of Peterborough is OPEN Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm

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