Submissions

Access Gallery is currently accepting proposals for review. Deadline is 15 August for fall review.

Access Gallery’s programming includes visual and media art exhibitions, installations, performances, and special projects. We receive 100+ submissions each year. Access welcomes 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 both by 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.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

If these submission guidelines are a barrier and you’d prefer to submit in a more accessible format, please contact Director/Curator, Katie Belcher, at k.belcher@accessgallery.ca or 604-689-2907. 

Please submit proposals as a single zipped folder by email to submissions@accessgallery.ca by 15 August 2019 to be considered in our fall review. In addition to specific deadlines, we welcome submissions year-round, which will be kept on file for consideration by the Director/Curator, staff, and guest curators.

CV or short biography (maximum 2 pages)
An opportunity to tell us about yourself and your artistic practice. This could include previous projects, exhibitions, and experience, and/or the context in which you make your work.

Support Material
Up to 10 samples of recent work and a detailed image list

  • Images – JPEG file only, 72dpi, 1024x768px
  • For video and audio files, please submit a URL to an online link – 5 minutes maximum
  • Please include title, medium, date, and label each file, i.e 01surname.jpg

Critical reviews of past projects and professional references can be included but are not required. Weblinks are welcome, but please give us directions to relevant information.

Project description or letter of intent (maximum 2 pages)
A detailed proposal for your project, or exhibition, describing what you wish to do and any special requirements for your work.

  • tell us about your practice (the material and conceptual concerns that drive your work).
  • describe the structure of your project (are you applying for an exhibition, in need of support for a social practice, planning a series of events, etc?)
    • discuss any specific needs from us including physical or technical requirements
  • if it helps, here are some prompts:
    • why do you want to present this work with us as opposed to another gallery?
    • how might presenting it in this location inform and impact your work?
    • does your practice rely on research, either formal or experiential?

SUPPORT

Selected artists for exhibition will be supported in the following ways:

  • we pay artist’s fees in accordance with the current CAR/FAC Fee Schedule under Category 1.
  • the staff assists with installation of your exhibition.
  • we will produce a text to accompany your show
  • we will present an accompanying talk, for which CARFAC fees are also provided
  • we aim to support the artist in execution of their project through travel and accommodation, childcare during installation, one-way shipping, and technical support, wherever possible.
  • we encourage selected artists to apply for travel and project funding to support your project, and can assist with letters of support.

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With gratitude as guests, Access is located on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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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.
 

通路畫廊成立於1991年,是由一群藝術家運營和管理的非營利機構,並一直致力於開拓視覺領域及展視嶄新的意念和藝術作品。成立宗旨透過藝術家,觀眾,和社會群體的交流,促進具批判和冒險性的對話。

畫廊機構更配合了跟本地和國際單位的合作,不斷尋求為探索而就造的機遇。從而它為新晉及資深的加拿大藝術文化工作者們提供了一個能讓彼此表達自我和評述對方的平台。本機構同時也是藝術家管理中心太平洋協會的榮譽會員之一。

通路畫廊地點位於  xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), 與 Səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) 原住民族疆域之中。而畫廊設址在的華埠,正是自從十九世紀起一個主要由華人聚居,勞動及從商的地區。

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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.

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