CONTACT 2018 Photo Festival at the Gladstone - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at the Gladstone for ScotiaBank's CONTACT Photography Festival

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS November 13th, 2017 @ 11pm EST

The Gladstone is pleased to announce their call for submissions for the 22nd Annual Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, taking place in May 2018.

As a Featured Exhibition Venue, The Gladstone Hotel has been a long-standing partner of CONTACT and hub of activity during the festival including the CONTACT Portfolio Reviews. The Gladstone seeks proposals for Solo and Group Photography Exhibition showcasing the process and physicality of photography to fill our 3 floor of Gallery space for the full month of May.

The Featured Exhibitions program showcases high-calibre exhibitions and recognizes exceptional photo-based projects. Featured Exhibitions are subject to a juried submission process, and are eligible for The Gattuso Prize, a $5,000 award that acknowledges an outstanding exhibition in the Festival.

Please complete the form below OR send your submissions, CV + images to lukus@gladstonehotel.com with the following info:
-50-100 word description of proposed exhibition
-CV
-Number of pieces within the proposed exhibition (including approximate sizing)
-Number of artists / collaborators
-5-10 samples of proposed artworks
-Budget for venue rental? / Will you be applying for Grants?


About CONTACT Photography Festival:

The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival marked its 22nd year in May 2018. From enduring practices to new forms of expression, the Festival showcases a diverse range of photo-based works by artists exploring diverse subjects, motivated by artistic innovation and critical discourse locally, nationally and internationally. Collaborating with major museums and galleries, CONTACT presents outstanding photographic imagery that reflects issues relevant to our times and the history of the medium. In high profile sites, installations of images transform everyday activity in public space into unique encounters with works of art that resonate with their environment.

CONTACT’s community initiatives foster a wide range of interest in photography and enable meaningful exchanges between the people who make and present art, and those that view it. Selected through a call for submissions, Featured Exhibitions of lens-based works by artists from Canada and around the world are presented at established galleries across the city.

CONTACT is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural experience in Canada, with over 1500 artists in 200 exhibitions and happenings throughout the month in the Greater Toronto Area. Founded in 1997, CONTACT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography.

DISCLAIMER: The Gladstone Exhibition program functions under a venue rental model which is outlined as follows: Upon acceptance and submission of the exhibition fee, the artist confirms their participation of the show in the space and also entitles the artist to 100% of the sale if their work if sold (similar to a trade show model). Our aim is to empower the exhibiting experience and promote the works being shown to the community through heavy marketed throughout the run, Including professional documentation of the work that artists can then use for their own promotion).

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