Calls for Submissions & Opportunities With Latitude 53
As an experimentally-focused and risk-taking artist-run centre, Latitude 53 frequently opens calls for submissions for projects of many kinds.
We maintain open calls for submissions to the Main Space, ProjEx Room, and Community Gallery, the three exhibition spaces at our gallery. Our programming advisory committee meets twice each year (April 30 and September 30) to consider proposals for our two primary gallery spaces. For more information, please see our our calls for submissions for these spaces.
Calls for Submission
Under the direction of its Board, Latitude 53 is currently revisiting its programming model to better reflect and champion its position in Edmonton and Canada’s cultural landscape. During this exciting time, the organization is seeking new members to serve on the Programming Advisory Committee.
The Programming Advisory Committee reviews submissions and recommends to Latitude 53’s staff those they believe to be the strongest work. In our new programming model, which will unite the three gallery spaces within Latitude 53 in a more flexible model to better fit the needs of artists, curators, and critical thinkers for projects of different scales. The PAC’s discussions and dialogues will be one of the first steps in shaping Latitude 53’s programming moving forward through 2017–18.
The PAC is, ideally, a diverse group of individuals united by their interest in contemporary art and their investment in Edmonton’s arts landscape. This spring, Latitude 53 is specifically looking for artists with experience exhibiting in galleries in a professional context, and additional perspectives from artists of colour to better reflect our community.
Ideally, members are able to be a part of the Programming Advisory Committee for two years at a time, to provide some continuity to our programming process. Latitude 53 takes submissions twice a year, in April and September, and following each deadline the PAC meets four to six times over a one-to-two month span to discuss and select projects to recommend for exhibition.
To apply for the PAC, please send a CV and introductory letter to: email@example.com, with the subject line Program Advisory Committee volunteer.
Other artist-run-centres and allied organizations have calls for submissions as well; if you are a practicing artist seeking a project, we recommend visiting the calls for submissions board maintained by Art Rubicon Magazine which collates calls from a number of Albertan and Canadian organizations.