Access is only able to program a few projects per year but we are committed to considering your proposals carefully. In recognition of the labour that goes into applications as well as the labour of the jury members, we’re shifting our call to reflect an introduction format. A volunteer Programming Committee will review all applications with the staff, and invite a long list of artists to submit more information for a Juried review.
Access Gallery’s programming includes visual and media art exhibitions, installations, performances, and special projects. We welcome submissions from local, national, and international artists at early stages and/or at moments of risk in more established practices. Curatorial decisions are made by the Director/Curator, Katie Belcher, informed by both her independent research and a submissions review committee, which changes annually. This committee of artists, staff, and board members identifies practices of interest, giving equal attention to projects in development as to finished work. For general information about what Access provides in terms of support for exhibiting artists and selected projects, see PROJECT SUPPORT.
We continue to accept full submissions on an ongoing basis to be considered by the Director/Curator—please feel free to follow our GENERAL SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES.
If these submission guidelines are a barrier and you’d prefer to submit in a format that is more accessible to you (i.e. a video or audio submission), please contact Director/Curator, Katie Belcher, at email@example.com.
We look forward to learning more about you and your work!
With gratitude as guests, Access is located on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Access additionally recognizes its location in Vancouver’s Chinatown, an area for the gathering of predominantly Cantonese-speaking Chinese labourers, settlers, and businesses since the nineteenth century. Our gallery borders the site of Hogan’s Alley, an important home to Vancouver’s Black population until their forced displacement through the construction of the Georgia viaduct fifty years ago.
Access gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the following funders as well as our committed family of donors, members, and volunteers, for enabling this organization to remain vigorous and connected to the communities we support.