Call for Proposals: Neutral Ground Window Gallery 2023-24

Neutral Ground Artist-Run Centre
Call for Proposals: Window Gallery

DEADLINE: May 14, 2022

Located on Treaty 4 Territory, Neutral Ground is a not-for-profit, artist-run centre that presents contemporary visual art. From their gallery in downtown Regina, Saskatchewan, Neutral Ground connects audiences to the work of emerging, mid-career, or established artists

Neutral Ground invites contemporary artists and curators to submit proposals for exhibitions, projects, or performances in any media to the Window Gallery. Neutral Ground welcomes exhibition proposals from all artists of all abilities, ages, cultures, ethnicities, citizenships, gender identities, and races.

Thanks to funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, Sask Arts and the City of Regina, Neutral Ground pays artist fees in accordance with the CARFAC fee schedule for level 1 gallery exhibitions.

PROPOSALS:
Complete proposals received prior to 11:59 pm on May 14th, 2022 will be considered for the 2023-24 programming season. At this time, proposals will be accepted for the Window Gallery only. Neutral Ground presents up to six Window Gallery projects per year. Please carefully review the features of the space when drafting a proposal. Refer to the Proposal Requirements for a physical description and floor plan. Exhibiting artists are limited to one solo exhibition in a four-year period (excluding member shows) and work that has previously been shown in Regina is not eligible.

Neutral Ground is receptive to projects outside of a traditional exhibition format, including but not limited to projects that include:

  • Community engagement initiatives
  • Performance
  • Off-site presentations
  • Work to be developed and/or created on-site
  • Projects that are in development/to be developed

WINDOW GALLERY FLOOR PLAN

Neutral Ground’s Window Gallery is a storefront space, visible from the street 24/7. Located on the ground level of a busy, pedestrian-only street in downtown Regina, the gallery is highly visible from both an interior pedestrian walkway, and from the exterior Scarth Street pedestrian mall.

The Window Gallery is glass-enclosed and measures 15’ long x 2’ 4” wide and 6’ 6” tall, with recessed, overhead pod lighting. Proposals for the Window Gallery are limited to local artists and curators, with an emphasis on emerging practices. Proposals from artists from elsewhere in Saskatchewan and the Prairie provinces may be considered, but please note that there is no additional funding available for travel, accommodations, or the shipping of artwork.

Neutral Ground provides assistance with installation and access to basic materials for the installation of works. Please note that as the Window Gallery is enclosed with glass on both long sides, works installed in this space should consider their visibility from all directions. The Window Gallery can accommodate multimedia works, however, audio-based work is not feasible in this space.

Artists exhibiting in the Window Gallery will be paid in accordance with the CARFAC fee schedule (Section A.1.3) for exhibiting a single work.

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS: WINDOW GALLERY
Neutral Ground only accepts digital submissions via THIS FORM and should include the following:

  • Exhibition Proposal: Briefly describe your exhibition. Provide details of physical and material requirements including any technical needs. (250 – 500 words)
  • Artist/Curatorial Statement: Describe the proposed work relative to the broader context of your practice, research and interests. (250 – 500 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae: A current resume or curriculum vitae. Include links to publications, website and social media handles, if relevant. (Max. 1 page, PDF)
  • Image List: Corresponding image list that includes title, date, dimensions, media and other details as relevant to the application. (Max. 1 page, PDF)
  • Support Material: Upload your support materials in the application form
    ◦  Images: Maximum 10. No larger than 1MB/file (reduce the number of images by 1 for each minute of audio/video submitted).
    ◦  Audio / Video: Maximum combined length of 5 minutes.

Support Material Guidelines:

  • Image files should be in .jpeg format, no larger than 1MB/each, and titled according to the image list. Please use the following file naming convention, 01_surname.jpg, 02_surname.jpg, etc.
  • Video work must be viewable online. Choose relevant short clips that best demonstrate the work. Provide passwords within the accompanying image list, if required.
  • Audio material may be submitted via links to SoundCloud, Vimeo or other relevant platforms.

Questions about the application process or inquiries into the feasibility of proposals may be directed to admin@neutralground.sk.ca.

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