Sur Gallery Mentorship Program


Call for Submissions

Sur Gallery invites submissions from emerging artist and curators of Latin American descent who would like to participate in Sur Gallery’s Mentorship Program. We encourage post-secondary students and recent graduates to send their submissions for the chance to be part of our program, where 6-8 mentees will be selected to receive professional development instruction and skills to further expand their knowledge of how the industry operates. The program includes lectures and workshops with invited guests at the gallery’s space, as well as field trips to other galleries, artist-run centres and art institutions within the GTA.

Participants will focus on the development of practice, ideas and implementation of a final exhibition, managed and curated by the mentees, that will be held at the end of the mentorship program for two weeks in March 2020, at Sur Gallery.

Program Duration: October 2019 to March 2020

Time commitment: Bi-weekly meetings of 4 hours a day

Each participant will receive a $150 honorary payment

How to apply?

If interested, please send us your application with subject ‚ÄėMentorship Program Application‚Äô to:

Submissions must be in PDF format (under 5MB) and contain the following:

  • Letter of Intent (300 word)
  • Artist or Curatorial Statement (300 words maximum)
  • Updated resume
  • As an artist applicant: 5 images. Please include any links to videos or audios, if applicable
  • As a curator/writer applicant: 2 written samples of 500 words minimum each

Deadline: September 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.