You Shine, I Shine, We All Shine!

Deadline: June 3rd (at midnight) 

You Shine, I Shine, We All Shine! 
Our annual curated members’ show
curated by Ariel Bader-Shamai and Sahra Soudi 


Please submit the following items by email as a single zipped folder to development@centre3.com no later than June 3rd, 2019 (by midnight) 

  • Artist statement (max 1 page); 
  • Proposal — how does your proposed work relate to the theme?; (max 1 page) 
  • Visual Support Material (Max 5 files):A maximum of 5 numbered images and/or videos representing a recent body of work 

 – Please name files as follows: lastname_01, Lastname_02, lastname_03 etc 
– JPG  or MP4 files will be accepted 
– only for video, links to Vimeo, youtube or a personal website are accepted 
– Images should be no larger than 1200 pixels wide and 72dpi. 

  • Preliminary sketch/outline/mock-up; 
  • Links to your work. 

Centre[3] welcomes submissions from artists at all stages of their careers and strongly encourages submissions from equity seeking communities. This includes Indigenous, Black and racialized persons, women, members of the LGBTTIQQ2SA+ community and persons with disabilities.  

If you have any questions or would like support during the submission process, please email development@centre3.com 

Centre[3] is now accepting submissions from individuals and collectives for our annual curated members’ show. Submissions should reflect themes of collaboration and friendship, as inspired by Shine Theory*. This can include artworks that are either physically or conceptually collaborative. We are particularly interested in works that push the boundaries of traditional artistic media, such as performance, installation, sound, multimedia, etc.  

Themes include (and are not limited to): 

  • Community 
  • Comradery  
  • Allyship  
  • Solidarity 
  • Teamwork 

We invite you to meditate on these ideas of collaboration over competition. How can we use our individual strengths and differences to work together and uplift our communities?  

Shine Theory is a feminist approach that works towards empowering gender oppressed* folks**, who are often contested against each other. “Shine Theory is an investment, over the long term, in helping someone be their best self—and relying on their help in return. It is a conscious decision to bring one’s full self to one’s friendships, and to not let insecurity or envy ravage them. Shine Theory is a commitment to asking, ‘Would we be better as collaborators than as competitors?’ The answer is almost always yes.” (SOW and FRIEDMAN, 2013). 

* Gender oppression is an effect of the social process of gender relations that institutionalize and reproduce certain norms of gender to privilege the dominant group and marginalize, exclude, or cause other harm to the oppressed group (INGREY, 2016). 

**This call is open to folks of all genders.  

Please note that only Centre[3] members in good standing may apply. For more information on becoming a member, please visit http://centre3.com/membership/ 

Only electronic submissions are accepted. All submissions must be emailed as a single zipped folder to development@centre3.com

DEADLINE: June 3rd 2019 (at midnight) 

We look forward to your submission!