Submitting to the Gallery
FOFA Gallery is an exhibition and research space that reflects the creative diversity, activities and interest of the Faculty of Fine Arts.The gallery is committed to supporting and profiling the research and exhibition practices of the Faculty of Fine Arts including current graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni from the Art Education, Art History, Contemporary Dance, Creative Art Therapies, Design and Computation Arts, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Music, Studio Arts, and Theatre programmes.
In addition to traditional presentation methods (solo, group, thematically based exhibitions) the FOFA Gallery is also favorable toward proposals that engage academic interests or disciplines represented in Concordia’s larger community. Applicants are also encouraged to propose interdisciplinary and media art presentations, residencies, artist projects and other practices that extend the notions of curatorial and artistic practices, and of the Gallery itself.
Application and selection process
Projects are selected for exhibition on the basis of the overall quality and innovative character of their work. Proposals for specific calls for submissions, group and solo exhibitions in visual arts, curatorial practices and the performing arts will be reviewed once per academic year, with a submission deadline of January 21. Exhibitions vary in length, but are generally between 4 and 8 weeks in duration.
General Call for Submissions
Deadline: January 21, 2019
Eligibility: Open to current graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni from the Faculty of Fine Arts
The FOFA Gallery (with street level access) can accommodate large-scale work, media projections, large bodies of work and group exhibitions. Our interior exhibition spaces are comprised of the main gallery, the Sainte-Catherine street vitrines, the black box, the York corridor vitrines.
The FOFA Gallery’s exterior spaces include the Image Grid, which is on the exterior wall of the gallery, ideal for large-scale banners, and the Courtyard, which is the space directly outside of the gallery. The exterior space is visible and accessible from Saint Catherine Street, a primary commercial artery of downtown Montreal.
FOFA Gallery is an exhibition and research space that reflects the creative diversity, activities and interest of the Faculty of Fine Arts. The gallery is committed to supporting and profiling the research and exhibition practices of the Faculty of Fine Arts including current graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
In addition to traditional presentation methods (solo, group, thematically based exhibitions) the FOFA Gallery is also favorable toward proposals that engage academic interests or disciplines represented in Concordia’s larger community. Applicants are also encouraged to propose interdisciplinary and new media presentations, residencies, artist projects and other practices that extend the notions of curatorial and artistic practices, and of the gallery itself. Projects are selected for exhibition on the basis of the overall quality and innovative character of their work.
The FOFA Gallery asks that artists who “address, deal with, incorporate, comment on, interpret or depict unique aspects of the First Nations, Inuit or Métis culture, to show that they have respect and true regard for Indigenous art and culture in their endeavours.” (See Canada Council for the Arts policy on Supporting Indigenous art in the spirit of cultural self-determination and opposing appropriation.)
The FOFA Gallery selection committee will jury the submissions.
8.5 m x 11 m x 4.5 m plywood-backed gypsum walls, grid system over concrete and acoustic panels on ceiling, data and electrical outlets at floor and ceiling levels concrete floor, 4 m wide pivoting wall
Saint-Catherine Street Vitrine
3.8 m x 1 m x 3 m plywood-backed gypsum walls, concrete floor, electrical outlets, track lighting
2.5 m x 4.5 m x 4.5 m plywood-backed gypsum walls, data and electrical outlets, concrete floor
York Corridor Vitrines
35 m x 1.4 m x 3.3 m plywood backed/gypsum walls, concrete floor, electrical outlets track lighting
15.5 x 10 m outdoor space on Ste-Catherine street including a marble bench, concrete ground, lights built into floor, electrical outlets
Support anchors built into outdoor wall. Maximum image size: 5 x 3.8 m (banner must include grommets)
How to Apply
Submissions must include the following:
- Curriculum vitae including contact information
- Artist statement and project proposal, include space requested and technical requirements (maximum 2 pages)
- Supporting visual documents: maximum of 15 digital images – JPEG images only, MAC formatted. Images should be 72 dpi jpeg 1024×768 max and labeled with the following format: artistsname_slide number_title for example: jsterbak_01_vanitas.jpg
- Maximum of 1 video
- Descriptive list of included materials with artists name, title, date, media and size
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line: "FOFA Submission"
Note: If your files are too large to attach to an email, please use a web transfer link (WeTransfer, Dropbox, etc.)
Any questions regarding this call can be emailed to email@example.com
Annual Graduating Students Exhibition
Deadline: April 20, 2018
Eligibility: This juried exhibition is open to Faculty of Fine Arts undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from all departments, making work in all disciplines who will be graduating this June 2018.
The FOFA Gallery and the VAV Gallery are currently accepting submissions for its annual Graduating Students Exhibition, held at both galleries. This exhibition will run from June 11th to June 22nd, 2018 and the vernissage will be held on Wednesday June 13th from 4 to 6 p.m.
To apply, please submit:
Good quality images of 3 works (72 dpi, JPEG, 1024 x 768 pixels). All images must be clearly labeled and numbered (01_artistsname_title.jpg). If you are submitting video or sound installation, please submit links to online preview copies not exceeding 5 minutes.
Link to the full-length artwork you wish to present.
Link to an excerpt of the work you wish to present as sound or video files, duration of excerpts must not exceed 10 minutes.
All applications must include:
Full name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address, area of study and student number;
All support material must be accompanied by a separate list indicating the title, dimensions, media and year of completion;
Brief artist statement and project description, must be no longer than 300 words;
A summary of all your technical requirements.
The Graduating Students’ Exhibition will be held at the VAV Gallery and FOFA Gallery. We will work to accommodate performance and media-arts based works on sites appropriate to the work.
Applications are due Friday, April 20, 2018 at 23:59:59 through the VAV Gallery website: http://vavgallery.concordia.ca/submission/. For more information, please contact Tricia Middleton at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 848-2424 ext 4701.