Gallery submissions

An artist-run centre, Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture thrives at the intersection of art and ideas, promoting innovation, experimentation, and dialogue, while fostering active, creative, and collaborative communities. Enabled by a wide base of members, volunteers, donors, and sponsors, we offer a plenitude of portals to local, national, and international contemporary art.

Through engagement and risk, Latitude 53 creates programming that explores the boundaries of contemporary art. Our programming works to build a lively and engaged artistic community through an ongoing responsiveness to artists, ideas, and questions that are relevant to our community.

Latitude 53 programs two spaces year-round: the Main Space, for exhibitions proposed by artists and curators from across Canada and elsewhere; and the ProjEx Room, a space for emerging to established artists from Canada and especially the Edmonton and Alberta regions, where works-in-progress and new developments can receive constructive critical feedback.

Our three main exhibition spaces are all located within our 10242 106 St. location in downtown Edmonton. For detailed dimensions of each space, please see our floor plan.

Main Space

Artists and curators are invited to submit individual or group proposals in any media. Proposals should specifically address the space both in the format of the exhibition, and as an exhibition site in the city of Edmonton and in the context of Canadian communities. Edmonton is the Northernmost city of its size in Canada, and Latitude 53 specifically seeks work that will resonate with the city, push local dialogues further, and approach local, regional, and national identities and social politics. Proposals should also consider the idea of what is Contemporary Visual Culture.

Latitude 53 has a non-discriminatory exhibition policy, and provides for travel as well as paying artists fees in agreement with the CARFAC Schedule for exhibitions in the Main Space.

Our programming advisory committees meets twice a year to review submissions after deadlines April 30 and September 30.

ProjEx Room

This year, Latitude 53 is transitioning to a new programming model for the ProjEx Room, and will be considering submissions from the same deadlines for this space. Artists and curators are encouraged to send works that they might have considered appropriate for the ProjEx Room—including works-in-progress, group shows, and experimental projects—through the Main Space submission process.

Proposal requirements

  • Project description
  • Artist’s or Curatorial statement
  • Curriculum Vitae (4 pages maximum)
  • 15 digital images of proposed or recent work
  • Video or Audio work in Mac-compatibile formats
  • Image list (including title, medium, date, and size)
  • Contact information

Please include all written material as PDF files, and send submissions by email only to program@latitude53.org with “Main Space submission” or “ProjEx Room Submission” in the subject line. Please ensure that attachments total to less than 10MB; if more space is required for time-based or intermedia work please provide a link via DropBox or Vimeo.

You will receive an acknowledgement of your submission.

We do not accept submissions by mail.


Community Gallery

Latitude 53 makes the Community Gallery space available for most of the year to other collectives and community groups. The space offers approximately 40 linear feet of wall space, and opens out onto our street-front patio with a garage door.

Latitude 53 is interested in partnering with Edmonton organizations that wish to use the gallery. The space is offered for $250 per week, and Latitude 53 offers sponsorship for use of the gallery for a number of projects each year, by organizations whose goals align with Latitude 53’s mandate to support art, dialogue, and community. Latitude 53 is interested in collaborations that bridge diverse groups within the Edmonton region, introducing members of the city’s Visual Arts communities to other groups and vice versa.

Groups interested in the use of the space are encouraged to contact the gallery with a short proposal and appropriate support material for the project.

For more information please contact:

Adam Waldron-Blain,
Programming coordinator
program@latitude53.org
780 423 5353

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