Gallery submissions

Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture is an artist-driven organization that thrives at the intersection of art and ideas, promoting innovation, experimentation, and dialogue, while fostering active, creative, and collaborative communities. 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 and diverse audiences through an ongoing responsiveness to artists, ideas, and questions that are relevant to our community.

Latitude 53 programs two main spaces year-round, for exhibitions proposed by artists and curators from across Canada and elsewhere, including emerging to established. We seek exhibitions for these two gallery spaces (labelled the Main Space and ProjEX Room on the floor plan) that range from solo shows, to curated group projects, to works-in-progress and new developments that would benefit from constructive critical feedback. We are also interested in proposals for larger-scale projects that would inhabit both spaces, and perhaps incorporate our community gallery space, or otherwise challenge the borders and shapes of our exhibition programming.

As well as these two spaces, Latitude 53 makes available space for community-oriented programming, primarily in our smaller Community Gallery, facing onto the patio. This space is also programmed on a submission basis.

Our three 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.

Call For Submissions - Main Gallery Spaces

For our two main spaces, 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 and national 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. We pay artists fees in agreement with the CARFAC schedule, pay travel, accommodation and for shipping of work.

Latitude 53 is committed to exhibiting artists at all stages of their careers, emerging or established, and to evaluating each project by its own merits. With this in mind, please take the time to consider and communicate what exhibiting here could mean to you at the current point in your practice and career. If you are applying to, or showing at other locations in the Edmonton area in the next year, please let us know in your application.

Currently, our programming advisory committee meets twice a year to review submissions after deadlines April 30 and September 30.

Proposal requirements

  • Project description;
  • Artist’s or Curatorial statement;
  • Curriculum Vitae (4 pages maximum);
  • 15 digital images of proposed work. If this work has yet to be created, please provide a selection of work to provide context and to illustrate your competency;
  • Video or Audio work in Mac-compatibile formats, or with file links;
  • Image list (including title, medium, date, and size); and
  • Contact information

Please include all written material as PDF files, and send submissions by email only to program@latitude53.org with “Programming 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.

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