Call for Submissions from BIPOC Lens-Based Artists

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Call for Submissions from BIPOC Lens-Based Artists – Submission Form 2024

  • GENERAL INFORMATION:

    Latcham Art Centre welcomes submissions of lens-based artwork made by Black and Indigenous artists and artists of colour for a small group exhibition on the theme of belonging.

    We welcome diverse interpretations of the theme belonging, inviting artists to reflect on the various facets and complexities of human connection and identity, to explore the theme in their own ways. 

    • How do we express the evolving experience of what it means to belong to a community, place, or culture? 

    • How does belonging manifest in digital realms? 

    • How do we experience belonging, camaraderie and love within our chosen families?

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    Submission Deadline: Applications may be submitted online until 11:59 PM on Sunday, March 31, 2024. 

    Notice to Successful Artists: Tuesday, April 30, by 5:00 PM via email.

    Exhibition Dates: Friday, July 19 – Saturday, August 24, 2024.

    Opening Reception: Friday, July 19, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND ELIGIBILITY:

    • Open to all Black and Indigenous artists, and artists of colour.  

    • Artists must reside in Ontario and submit lens-based work. For this application, lens-based work includes digital or analog photography, video, projection, or any other piece in which the stated media is integral to the artwork. 

• Physical works must fit through an entrance of 34” wide x 80” high. Work should be a weight that can easily be handled by 2 people. 

• If selected, all shipping arrangements and associated transportation costs are the responsibility of the artist. 

As we continue to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Art Centre, we would like to make note of the harmful impacts of cultural appropriation. All artists are to be respectful of other cultures and copyright law. Artists with artwork that constitute cultural appropriation will not be accepted. This may also impact eligibility for future application.

Your application must include the following:

• Contact information (Name, Full Address, Email, Phone and Artist Website)

• An artist biography (maximum 300 words) 

• A general artist statement (maximum 300 words) 

• A statement describing how your work fits with the theme of belonging (max 300 words) 

• CV (not more than 3 pages) 

• 10 images (jpg, not more than 3 MB each), or links to 5 online video excerpts (not longer than 5 minutes each)

• Image list with the title, medium, size, and technical considerations/technology needs for artwork. 

  • Entry Form

  • Max. file size: 64 MB.
  • Max. file size: 64 MB.
  • Max. file size: 64 MB.
    Statement describing how your work fits with the theme of belonging.
  • Max. file size: 64 MB.
  • Submit Artwork

    Choice of submitting 10 images (JPG, not more than 3 MB each), OR links to 5 online video excerpts (maximum 5 minutes each).

  • Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 3 MB, Max. files: 10.
    • Max. file size: 64 MB.