Call for Proposals: 2024-26 Exhibition Projects at Salle Alfred-Pellan

A view of the exhibition, Marcel Saint-Pierre – Libérez la peinture ! Presented this fall at Salle Alfred-Pellan. Photo: Guy L’Heureux

Call for Submissions to Artists and Curators for Exhibition Projects

Salle Alfred-Pellan of Maison des arts de Laval, Laval, Québec
Submission Deadline: November 5, 2023

Salle Alfred-Pellan (SAP) is a museum and institution dedicated to the dissemination of contemporary and current art. The SAP provides a space of manifold exchanges, first through the museological process between artists, curators, and our team, and then between the exhibitions and the visitors through its art mediation program. Its mission enables it to present projects of national scope while offering the public tools and activities to help appropriate the presented works.

Regular exhibitions
Two exhibition spaces are available: the Salle Alfred-Pellan (for 2025 and 2026) and the Foyer (2024-25 and 2025-26 seasons). Professional artists and curators are invited to present an original solo or group exhibition project in contemporary art for either space or for both.

Thematic exhibitions
The SAP is inviting curators to submit proposals for a group thematic exhibition in the 2025-26 season. This contemporary art exhibition includes an important educational segment and should be a reflection about textile art. For more information, please write, specifying “SAP – thematic exhibition” in the subject.

Salle Alfred-Pellan
Regular exhibitions – years 2025 and 2026
Regular exhibitions – 2025-26 season
400 m2 – modular space – black cube – stage lighting
Click here to see the floor plan (in French only)

Foyer at Théâtre des Muses
Regular exhibitions – 2024-25 and 2025-26 seasons (4 time slots)
25 m2 – wall installation only – natural lighting – public space
Click here to see the floor plan (in French only)

Open to all professional artists and curators.

A view of the exhibition, André-Pierre Arnal – Les joies de la peinture presented this fall at the Foyer at Théâtre des Muses. Photo: Guy L’Heureux

The Salle Alfred-Pellan respects and follows the CARFAC-recommended fees and will pay transportation fees, in part or in totality, on a case-by-case basis.

The candidates will be evaluated by a recommendation committee made up of professional artists, curators, and academics. The final selection will be made by the artistic direction of Salle Alfred-Pellan.

A view of the exhibition, Marcel Saint-Pierre – Libérez la peinture ! Presented this fall at Salle Alfred-Pellan. Photo: Jean-Michael Seminaro

How to apply:
Proposals must include the following documents:

  • A description of the project (maximum 2 pages);
  • A résumé (CV) for each of the participating artists or collaborators (maximum 3 pages per person);
  • An artist statement for each of the participating artists (maximum 1 page per artist);
  • A maximum 10 digital images (high resolution JPEG images) of the works, identified, numbered, and accompanied by a descriptive list, along with video excerpts, if applicable (total duration of no more than 10 minutes).

The support material must be presented on media readable on the Windows platform (MOV, WMV, MPEG-4). Curators must also include a presentation of the exhibitions produced, with accompanying texts and publication excerpts, if applicable. Please identify each document with your full name and the document type (see underlined words above) while avoiding accents and spaces (example: john-mckay_artist-statement.pdf)

Use the WeTransfer platform to send files to the following email address: Specify SAP Proposal in the subject line.

View the full call for submissions in English & in French.

Questions? Please contact:
Mathieu Baril

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