Call for Submissions – Provocation: Investigating Technology

Call for Submissions
Provocation: Investigating Technology

Submission Deadline: June 2, 2024
Exhibition: July 6 – August 10, 2024
Private event space, Salt Spring Island, BC

We are seeking artwork that delves into the complexities of our digital age, with the specific goal of provoking thought and dialogue about how recent technological advancements are impacting our expectations of privacy, free speech, security, and identity.

Some of the technical advancements that are radically reshaping our lives include generative AI, facial recognition software, voice cloning, social media, data collection, meta-analysis, and more.

Through Provocation, our intention is to question the pervasive nature of this technology and offer artistic interpretations for our social reflection.


We welcome submissions from individuals and interdisciplinary collectives and may include works of any medium: digital, film, photography, text, performance, sculpture, mixed media, music, etc. Open to artists living in British Columbia. Proof of concept will be considered.

Please submit:

  • Title and Description of work (medium, dimensions)
  • A brief artist statement highlighting how your art relates to this theme
  • Artist(s) bio, resume and any links
  • Please note any display requirements
  • 2-4 images / video of your work – min 300dpi
  • A stipend of up to $500 can be provided for insured shipping

Deadline for Submissions: June 2, 2024
Artists will be notified by June 10, 2024 of their inclusion

Provocation is an experimental series of exhibitions initiated by a local philanthropist in order to bring artists and audiences together and provoke conversations on what it means to live in our world today. The exhibitions are free, open to the public, and hosted in a private event space. The exhibitions will include artist talks, performances, and community engagements.

Send submissions and any questions to:
Jennifer Maksymetz

We are grateful live on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Hul’qumi’num and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples.