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Main-Gallery Exhibition Submissions​


Forest City Gallery (FCG) seeks dynamic submissions from artists and curators across disciplines. FCG is an artist-run centre founded on artistic autonomy with a commitment to excellence in programming exhibitions and events that reflect recent developments in cultural production. FCG is looking for innovative proposals from artists and curators of all disciplines and career levels with a focus on emerging artists and practices.


FCG serves to foster and support contemporary art, promoting dialogue amongst local, regional, and international arts communities. As an artist-run centre, FCG is most interested in works/projects that are experimental, progressive, and impactful. We are enthusiastic about artists' most recent endeavours and those art forms, which propel contemporary production and incite conversation. The main criterion for selection is to fulfill our mandate and bolster our value statements.


Artists are paid in accordance to CARFAC fees.


All submissions must be emailed to


Submissions must include:

  • A fully filled out application form (Application form found here).

  • Artist CV

  • Press Examples (Optional)

  • Above documents should be merged into a single PDF

  • 15 images of existing and/or proposed work (or a combination of images and video—please see application form for details)

  • Submissions (excluding images) should be merged into a single PDF.

  • Paper/mailed submissions will no longer be accepted. 


The adjudication process takes several months to prepare and process after the submission deadline. Only successful candidates will be contacted. If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, contact us at

Forest City Gallery currently has one annual submission deadline of March 31st.

Download a PDF of the Gallery Floorplan.

Special Projects Submissions


Special Projects may be one-off events or proposed as a limited series. Examples of Special Projects include performances, live art projects, public talks, workshops and skill-sharing events, off-site projects and interventions, screenings, and digital platform events. We invite artists as well as those working across disciplines to apply.


Special Project submissions must include:

  • Description of proposed activities including location, proposed date(s) and duration, technical requirements and general feasibility, budget, and audience. Please include full name and contact information (max. 500 words).

  • CV

  • Up to 10 images OR up to 5 mins of video + 5 images (jpeg format suggested, do not exceed 1 MB or 1024 x 768 pixels. Links to videos suggested.)

  • Image list

  • Other documents related to your proposal, up to a maximum of 2 documents (eg. press materials, catalogues)


Please send submissions to

There is no deadline for Special Project Submissions. Proposed projects and initiatives will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Financial support for projects will differ based on the type of proposal and number of participants but will be commensurate with the CARFAC Fee Schedule recommendations.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send any questions about the Special Projects stream to the FCG Director at

Please note that all proposals for main gallery exhibitions must be submitted through our annual Main Gallery Exhibition Submission stream and will not be reviewed for Special Projects.

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