Applications for the 2021 Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour are now OPEN!

The Peterborough-Kawarthas region is rich with talented artists practicing in a range of styles and media. Each year, the Art Gallery of Peterborough (AGP) presents the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour (KAST) as a part of its commitment to art education and support for local artists.

KAST offers the public a chance to view art in the working spaces of artists, while artists get the opportunity to share their practice, connect with potential supporters, and promote their work. The two-day Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour is self-driven, and admission is free. The AGP also mounts a supporting exhibition to preview the outstanding quality, spirit, and variety of artists on the Studio Tour.

For artists and craft makers interested in applying, please submit your KAST application via Submittable.

Application deadline: 
Tuesday February 16, 2021 @ 11:59 pm via Submittable.

Please Note:

  • We do not accept hard-copy or emailed submissions*
  • Jury decisions are final
  • Not all applications are accepted
  • Artists will be notified of results by the end of March 2021

*If you are unable to submit your application through Submittable, and you need to make other arrangements, please contact:

Andrew Ihamaki
Education and Programming Coordinator
705-743-9179 ext. 2025

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

Download the AGP Floor Plan

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.