Graduating students' exhibition: Call for submissions

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Call for Artwork

Deadline to submit:
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

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, or who have already graduated in 2020 or 2021.

The Graduating Students’ Exhibition will be held at the FOFA Gallery and at the VAV Gallery. This exhibition will run from June 6th to 24th, 2022. We will communicate information about the vernissage as this becomes available.

Guidelines

Students are invited to submit work in any medium. 

Visual Arts:

  • Good quality images (5 images maximum, 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.

Media Arts:

Link to the full-length artwork you wish to present.

Performing Arts:

  • Link to an excerpt of the work you wish to present as sound or video files, duration of excerpts must not exceed 5 minutes. 

Other guidelines:

  • All files must be Mac OS compatible, and any linked content (video, audio, et cetera) must be viewable for at least two weeks after the deadline. Please include passwords for password protected content. 
  • Please note that each student may submit only one application.

  • Submissions will be accepted in either French or English.

How to apply

Interested artists must complete the form, which will ask for the following elements:

General information:

  • Full name and pronouns.

  • Contact information (mailing address, telephone number, and email address).
  • Area of study and student number

Artwork details:

  • The kind of work being submitted (ex. Painting, performance, etc.)

  • 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 150 words;
  • Please include a summary of all your technical requirements

Submissions will be accepted in either French or English and only proposals submitted via the Google form will be considered. Before submitting, please read our Anti-Oppression Statement.

Technical Considerations:

The FOFA Gallery has a variety of tools and equipment, as well as a technician to assist with installation. The gallery can accommodate a wide range of installation scenarios and can facilitate a variety of technical needs. Please feel free to inquire if you are unsure that your piece/proposal will be technically feasible. For more information about the FOFA Gallery please contact Geneviève Wallen at exhibition.coordinator@concordia.ca

Please contact Tricia Middleton at tricia.middleton@concordia.ca or at (514) 848-2424, extension 4701 if you have any questions about the application process or need any specific accommodations to help you succeed in applying. We also encourage you to reach with any questions about the call or if you are seeking advice on your application materials.

Equity

BIPOC

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are disproportionately excluded from arts spaces. Thus, the VAV would like to uplift and prioritize BIPOC applicants who choose to be considered for BIPOC Equity. BIPOC applications will be given special priority over self-identified general Equity applicants. Candidates can be eligible for both, but the VAV would like to acknowledge that our Equity process in the past has failed to sufficiently distinguish between BIPOC artists and White artists who might qualify for some of the eligibility factors. While the VAV is committed to uplifting all marginalized identities, whiteness carries immense privileges which have historically shielded white artists from the exceptional marginalization that BIPOC artists have faced from arts institutions. 

Equity

The VAV Gallery values the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized communities bring to our organization. We encourage, among others, people with disabilities, people identifying as neurodivergent, people identifying as LGBTQIA2S+, formerly incarcerated or institutionalized people, immigrants, and people from working class backgrounds to apply. If you would like to be considered for Equity, please indicate so in your application.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the VAV: vav.board@gmail.com

About The VAV

The V.A.V. (Visual Arts Visuels) Gallery is a student-run exhibition space, supported by a Concordia Fine Arts Undergraduate student fee levy. Concordia students of all identities and levels of experience are encouraged to participate. Learn more about the VAV gallery: VAV Gallery

About the FOFA Gallery

The FOFA Gallery is the primary venue dedicated to showcasing the current artistic and research practices of the Faculty of Fine Arts. Through exhibitions, publications, and events, the gallery makes public the work of Concordia alumni, faculty and staff. The Gallery also supports work from the student community, relating to the research and pedagogical aims of the Faculty. A space dedicated to innovation, FOFA Gallery fosters and facilitates pedagogical inquiries, curatorial experiments, cutting-edge artistic practices and training opportunities.

FOFA Gallery and the VAV recognize that our activities unfold on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’keha:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of these lands and waters. Tiohtià:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present, and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

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