Call for Project Proposals: 2019-2020 Programming

Call for project proposals:
2019-2020 programming @ Connexion ARC

Deadline: March 18, 2019

Connexion Artist-Run Centre for Contemporary Art is calling for project proposals for 2019-20 programming. Proposals can include, but are not limited to: exhibitions, studio residencies, screenings, lectures, panels, artist talks, readings, performances and workshops.

Opportunities are open to local, national, and international artists working in any medium, discipline or professional level. Connexion ARC’s discourse happens in spaces outside of traditional gallery settings, generating new venues for artists to discuss their practices, and to engage in collective re-imagining, research, cultural negotiation, storytelling, and disruptive creativity.

We welcome artists to activate spaces that respond to past and present issues of social urgency, seeking creative ways to negotiate diverse perspectives, and leading necessary critical discussions around place, community, identity, experience, and decolonization.

How to apply:

Email the following materials to with “2019-20 PROJECT PROPOSAL” as the subject line. Supporting materials can be attached or uploaded via a cloud storage site (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) within a single folder, with a direct sharing link clearly outlined in the body of the email.

  1. A text document, video or audio file containing a brief description of the project, around 500 words. Please select the format that is most accessible to the applicant. Please provide all text documents in .pdf format.Tell us:
    WHAT is the project?
    WHY are you developing or have developed this project?
    WHEN is the preferred timeline for you?
    WHERE will you like to display this project?
    HOW will you display this project?

    Please specify if there are any special technical requirements or safety concerns involved with your project.

  2. Six to ten examples of work. Image files should be no larger than 1500x1500px and be titled “01_ArtistName_Title” (02_ArtistName_Title, etc.) For video and audio examples, please provide web links in the body of the email or image list and include passwords, if applicable.
  3. A list of included images, video, and/or audio files, including title, medium, dimensions, year, and any relevant contextual information.
  4. Artist bio and CV
  5. Optional: Website, relevant social media or web links, press clippings, or additional support material related to the proposed project.

About Connexion ARC:

Connexion ARC is located in Fredericton, capital city of the province of New Brunswick, sited on the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq First Nations. Since 2015, Connexion has operated without a traditional gallery space. We are currently located in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre.

Connexion ARC is working to activate new spaces that welcome the public to engage with contemporary art and experimental art practices from across the country and abroad. This responsive method of arts programming is made possible by building strategic partnerships with collaborating businesses, organizations, and institutions, and by emphasizing exchange within an expanding community of artists, curators, partners, and international visitors. In your application, please consider activating space with artistic production and creative gestures that work outside of traditional exhibition strategies.

Connexion ARC remunerates artists based on the CARFAC fee schedule. Support for travel, lodging, materials, and/or meal assistance may be available, depending on funding received.

If you have sent in a proposal to Connexion ARC prior to this announcement, it will be considered for 2019-20 programming. The Programming and Selections Committees are comprised of dedicated volunteers from Connexion’s membership and the local artistic community.

For more information:

Connexion Artist-Run Centre for Contemporary Art
732 Charlotte Street, Fredericton, NB E3B 1M5
1 506 478 4484
Facebook: @ConnexionArtistRunCentre
Instagram: @connexion.arc