Call for Submissions: Family Themed Exhibitions 2024-2025

Union House Arts is now accepting proposals for exhibitions between May 2024 and August 2025

The theme, FAMILY, relates to and examines the inherited social structures and relationships that we form within our communities and households as we navigate community relationships within colonial and capitalist systems. It also prompts the question of how the notion of family can exist outside of colonial capitalist conventions. Relevant concepts that will be prioritized will include work that is responsive generational healing, heritage, chosen family, capitalism, alternative economies, grief, and sustainable rural futures.

Newfoundland and Labrador artists who have been living permanently out-of-province will be given special consideration for one exhibition slot if their proposal fits the selection criteria. If you would like to be considered for this slot, please self-identify in your application.

Two exhibitions will be selected by a jury, and two exhibitions will emerge from our artist-in-residence program.

Artist fees and compensation:

Selected artists will be paid exhibition fees as per 2024/2025 CARFAC-RAAV recommendations. Please note that UHA is a Category I organization. Pending funding, additional opportunities may be available for additional programming and associated artist fees, such as artist talks or workshops. A shipping and/or travel budget will be available and coordinated between the gallery and the artist.

How to apply:

Please visit for our submission checklist, applicants can upload their proposals here. You may instead submit your application as a video (under 10 minutes) if that is more accessible to you. In your video please make sure to include all the information in the application form.

Before submitting your application please make sure it is complete and in the correct format or it will not be considered. If you need support preparing your proposal please contact us at no later than March 20th, 2022.

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2023

Please note: Union House Arts is housed within a restored historical building in rural Newfoundland. As such the gallery spaces have a particular character; they are not typical “white cube” spaces.

Union House Arts would like to acknowledge support from the Canada Council for the Arts for their generous funding of our 2023 exhibition season.

Union House Arts
72-74 Main Road
Port Union, NL A0C 2J0

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