The Artel announces eight exhibition opportunities in 2008 under the title WELCOME HERE !
Call for Submissions
Deadline for proposals: January 7, 2008
This call is open to proposals from emerging artists currently or formally living in Kingston Ontario and the surrounding communities, and is also open to artists with other kinds of connections to the Greater Kingston area.
This exhibition series is scheduled to begin February 2008 and end November 2008. Those selected receive a 3-week exhibition slot in the Artel’s 530 sq/foot gallery, at no charge. Promotion, administration, installation assistance and gallery volunteers are all included. Some charges may apply for an opening reception. Proposals will be selected by The Artel Collective according to the artistic merit of the work.
As part of the project, The Artel Collective will host two public dinners, which the artists are requested to attend to contribute to discussion on ‘life as an artist in Kingston’.
THE ARTEL is a non-profit, community-based artist collective and artist’s residence located in Kingston, Ontario. Run by a volunteer group of 12 artists and community players, The Artel Collective is committed to supporting emerging artists practicing in a variety of media, including: visual and media arts, performance, installation, music, curatorial, community, activist and interdisciplinary work.
As a venue THE ARTEL is unique; equipped with a public gallery space on the first floor of an artist house. THE ARTEL encourages collaborative relationships between artists, between artists and institutions, and between artists and members of the Kingston community-at-large. THE ARTEL seeks to support diversity within Kingston’s arts scene, and welcomes involvement from a wide and overlapping range of artistic disciplines, approaches and interests.
If presenting your work in an alternative, community-minded arts venue sounds appealing please send your proposal by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off/mail to 205 Sydenham Street, Kingston Ontario K7K 3M3
For more information on The Artel visit www.the-artel.ca
Please include the following in your proposal package:
A one page description of the project you would like to present
Your artist statement
Your artist resume / curriculum vitae
A descriptive and detailed overview of your arts experience
Images of your work, on CD, DVD, or colour print-out / portfolio, with an image list including titles, medium, and size of works
* Indicate whether the work shown in your images is the work you are proposing for exhibition OR whether the images presented are providing examples of the type of work to be created for the exhibition. These materials will not be returned, but pick-up can be arranged.
A maximum half-page answer to the question
‘what is it like to be an artist in a place like Kingston?’