• Black and white floor plan of the AGP's main gallery and person looking at art installed on the AGP ramps. Text reads: "Art Submissions."

2024 Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour Application

The Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour is one of the longest continually running Studio Tours in Canada, and offers the public a chance to explore the work of the talented artists from across the Peterborough-Kawartha region. Artists working in a range of styles and media, open up their working spaces to the public and share their artistic practice, connect with potential supporters and the community, while also promoting their work. The Art Gallery of Peterborough also mounts a supporting exhibition to preview the outstanding quality, spirit, and variety of artists on the Studio Tour

Interested in participating in the 2024 Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour? The Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour (KAST) will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in September 2024. Applications for the 2024 Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour open on December 1, 2023: Apply to KAST 2024

Deadline to submit: February 19, 2024

Please note:

  • We do not accept hard-copy or emailed submissions.
  • Jury decisions are final.
  • Submission of an application does not ensure acceptance to the tour.
  • Artists will be notified of jury results by mid-March.


To be eligible for the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour you…

  • Must have a demonstrated arts or craft-making practice.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have your own studio space [1]
  • Must be living and working in the City of Peterborough or surrounding Peterborough County [2]
  1. Artist collectives or artists sharing a studio are required to apply separately. Artists are juried onto the tour as individuals, and any guest artists not selected by the jury are not permitted to participate in the tour.
  2. Given the large geographical area that is Peterborough County, we have set the following boundary area for the studio tour: WEST from Peterborough County Road 10, and EAST to Peterborough County Road 40; NORTH from Buckhorn/Curve Lake/Stoney Lake, and SOUTH to Rice Lake/Peterborough County Road 2. If you would like to request more information, please contact us.
If you are having issues, or you are unable to submit your application through Submittable, please contact:
Andrew Ihamaki
Education 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.

Regular Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Admission is by Donation.

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