P121 MEMBERS WALL
PLATFORM is always accepting submissions to our Member's Wall located in the main lobby of the Artspace building.
active PLATFORM Membership
works must fit within 8' X 4'
upon submitting please include title, medium, year
To submit work to be featured on our member's wall - please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CURATOR IN RESIDENCE
PLATFORM centre is accepting curatorial research proposals for a Curator in Residence. The curator will conceptualize and organize a group exhibition to be presented during our 2023-2024 exhibition year. This open call aims to support and foster independent curatorial research and seeks proposals that activate and challenge PLATFORM’s mandate and mission.
A finalized exhibition is not required for your application. Proposals should describe in detail an original concept for a group exhibition. Proposals should not include specific artists - the focus should be on the concept of the exhibition and it’s importance for the organization and audience.
The successful candidate will receive $3000 CAD curatorial fee, travel and research stipend and administrative, installation, marketing and PR support. Proposals will be adjudicated by the strength of the exhibition concept and the curator’s ability to both communicate and realize it. Applications will be reviewed by a jury including PLATFORM staff, board members and community members.
develop a group exhibition in consultation with PLATFORM
write a exhibition statement for press release (500 words max)
write a curatorial text for exhibition (1000 words max)
work with selected artists to realize their vision and coordinate with PLATFORM staff
title the exhibition
design exhibition layout
give curatorial tour of the exhibition
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS (single PDF only)
Cover letter (1 page max)
Exhibition / curatorial description (1 page max)
CV with relevant and related experience (3 pages max)
10-15 images of related curatorial work and image descriptions
2-3 curatorial writing samples
PLATFORM is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest in this call; however, only the successful applicant will be contacted.
APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED - PLEASE CHECK BACK IN WINTER 2024!
2023 PLATFORM PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
PLATFORM centre is excited to announce the 2023 PLATFORM Photography Award. This yearly award aims to assist the recipient in their creation of new lens-based work (photography and video). To be eligible for this award you must be based in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba. Current students are not eligible. Please review our mandate before submitting.
The winner of this award will receive:
a one-year PLATFORM membership
one-year access to PLATFORM’s black and white darkrooms
feature on PLATFORM’s website
travel support for out of province applicants
a solo exhibition in PLATFORM’s Gallery 2
Applications are due 31 May, 2023 at midnight CST. Submissions must include a bio, CV, artist statement (500 words max), 10 images of work (if video, total duration of 10 minutes, screening links are preferred), and image list. Your submission must be one single PDF*. The winner will be chosen by a jury composed of community members, PLATFORM Board Members and PLATFORM staff.* To ensure accessibility in our calls, we accept alternative forms of submission. Please contact email@example.com for assistance with the application process.
SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED - PLEASE CHECK BACK IN SPRING 2024!
MAIN SPACE / GALLERY 2 SUBMISSIONS
PLATFORM welcomes proposals for new or recent work by contemporary artists, artist collectives, curators or collaborations practicing within the realm of photographic and digital art practices. To gain a greater understanding of the centre and it’s programming please review our mandate, past programming and outreach activities. For further information please contact the Artistic Director
PLATFORM programs five in-house exhibitions each year and is committed to paying CARFAC fees. Exhibitions are both programmed in-house and from submissions. We have two spaces that we program, the Main Gallery and Gallery 2. Eligible submissions are reviewed by both Co-Director’s and a rotating advisory panel comprised of PLATFORM’s Programming Committee and community members. The Centre’s programming is usually scheduled 2–3 years in advance. The Centre will provide a CARFAC fee, installation assistance, and travel support for out of province applicants. The Centre will assist with return shipping when funds allow.
Please clarify which exhibition space you are submitting to. Clarify if your submission includes a workshop, performance or Active Research Lecture for us to consider in conjunction with your exhibition. Only successful applicants will be notified.
Please follow the guidelines for submissions carefully and include all necessary items to ensure your submission will be eligible for review.
Submit your package as a single pdf*.
* To ensure accessibility in our calls, we accept alternative forms of submission. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with the application process.
Submission packages should include:
Exhibition or project description (max one page)
CV with contact information (max three pages)
Artist bio and artist statement (max one page)
Image list (titles, dimensions, dates, media)
Curators should include proposed exhibition budget
A maximum of 10 files for consideration
Material must be numbered, titled and include your last name, and correspond to the image list
If you are submitting time-based work: a maximum of 15 minutes (preview links only)
If you are submitting a combination of images and time-based work; each minute of time-based work counts for one image
SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED - PLEASE CHECK BACK IN JUNE 2024