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Call for Submissions- Activation Emerging Artists Exhibition

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 to Saturday, August 10, 2013

Exhibition Duration: Friday, September 6 – Friday, October 18, 2013 Opening Reception: Friday,  September 6th, 7:00- 10:00 PM

The Forest City Gallery is now accepting submissions for the fourth installment of Activation. This Call for Sumbmissions is open to emerging artists and collectives in the London area who have recently completed their undergraduate / graduate studies in the last five years, or who have been practicing artists for less than 5 years. The aim of Activation is to cultivate local emerging artists by pairing an exhibition opportunity with workshops led by local art professionals that build expertise in portfolio development, exhibition design, installation, lighting, and professional practice. Knowledge gained through these one-to-one workshops will foster a stronger community of local artists, enhance the quality of an emerging exhibition at a nationally recognized venue, and better prepare new-generation artists for a professional career in the arts. The Forest City Gallery encourages submissions that critically reflect and address current developments in artistic practice.

The deadline for submissions is August 10th 2013. Please include:

-       A brief project description and artist statement (500 words maximum)

-       A current curriculum vitae

-       A maximum of 10 digital images set at 1024 x 768 and 72 dpi, video (no longer than 10 minutes of material), DVD or CDROM

Submission packages will not be returned. Submissions may not be submitted by fax or email. 

Packages may be mailed to/dropped off at:

Forest City Gallery

Activation Submission

258 Richmond Street, 

London, ON

N6B 2H7

Activation workshops will run through the duration of the exhibition, and participants must be available for their scheduled workshop time slots. Workshop dates to be announced in the near future. Participating artists are paid according to CARFAC fee schedule.

About Forest City Gallery:

As one of Canada’s founding Artist-Run Centres based on artistic autonomy, the Forest City Gallery is committed to excellence in programming, exhibitions and events that reflect and address recent developments in cultural production. We serve as a forum for local, regional, national and international emergent artists through the presentation of relevant contemporary practices in visual/media arts, performance, literature and music.

For further information please contact:

Jenna Faye Powell, Gallery Director

519 434 5875


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