Centre3

Submissions

Centre[3] welcomes submissions from artists and curators 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 would like support during the submission process, please contact our program coordinator at programs@centre3.com 

Martha Street Studio Residency Exchange 2020

Deadline: August 30th

For a third year Centre[3] is participating in a residency exchange program with Martha Street Studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba! Centre[3] will be sending one of our artist members to Martha Street Studio in 2020 for a two week residency. In return we will welcome an artist member from Martha Street Studio for a two week residency at Centre[3]. 

Learn more about Martha Street Studio (MSS) here: http://printmakers.mb.ca/mss/about

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. You must be a Centre[3] member in good standing with a valid membership to apply.

Please email the following to Sonali at programs@centre3.com in a single zipped folder by August 30th 2019 at midnight.

  1. Artist Statement (Max 1 page)
  2. Visual Support Material (Max 5 files)
    • Please name files as follows: lastname_01, lastname_02, lastname_03
    • 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 72 dpi
  3.  Residency Proposal (Max 1 page): this should describe and contextualize the body of work you propose to create during your residency.
The residency includes: 
  • Free access to MSS for a 2 week period
  • A one year free membership to MSS- up to 3 hours of technical support
  • $600 artist fee
  • $400 per diem 
  • Up to $200 for artist materials

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 would like support during the submission process, please email our program coordinator, Sonali at programs@centre3.com

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 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

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!

Emerging Artist Residency

Submissions are now closed. Submissions will open in 2020. 

Centre3’s emerging artist residency is a 12-week self-directed residency for artists in the early stages of their career with less than 5 years of exhibition history. There are two positions available.

The residency includes

  • A free membership for one year ($50 value)
  • Unlimited access to the printmaking or digital studios for up to 12 weeks, during studio hours ($375 value)
  • $200 stipend
  • Five hours of free tech assistance ($150 value)
  • 10 sheets Fabriano paper ($90 value) OR 5 feet of digital paper ($183 value)
  • Group exhibition in our main gallery.

Submission Guidelines 

Please submit the following items by email as one zipped folder to programs@centre3.com, with the subject line: emerging residency, no later than Thursday February 28, 2019.

 1. Artist Statement (Max 1 page) 

2. Letter of Intent (Max 1 page): Please describe what you would like to do during your residency. 

3. 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 
4. Support Material List ordered and labelled to match the files provided including artist’s name, title of work, media, size, (run time for video), and year created. 
5. Curriculum Vitae (Max 2 pages) Please include your email address with your C.V.

The successful candidates will be contacted in April 2019. 

Hamilton Based Artist Residency

Submissions are now closed. Submissions will open in 2020. 

Centre3’s residency is a twelve-week self-directed residency aimed at Hamilton, Ontario-based artists in any stage of their career. There is one position available.

The residency includes

  • A free membership for one year ($50 value);
  • Unlimited access to the printmaking and/or digital studios for up to 12 weeks, during studio hours ($375 value);
  • $200 stipend;
  • Five hours of free technical assistance ($150 value);
  • 10 sheets of Fabriano paper ($90 value) OR 5 feet of digital paper ($183 value); and,
  • Group exhibition in our main gallery.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit the following items by email as one zipped folder to programs@centre3.com, with the subject line: C3 residency, no later than Friday March 29, 2019.

  1. Artist Statement (Max. 1 page). 
  2. Letter of Intent (Max. 1 page): Please describe what you would like to do during your residency.
  3. Visual Support Material (Max. 5 files): A maximum of 5 numbered images and/or videos representing a recent body of work.
  4. 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 
  5. Support Material List ordered and labelled to match the files provided including artist’s name, title of work, media, size, (run time for video), and year created.
  6. Curriculum Vitae (Max 2 pages) Please include your email address with your C.V.

The successful candidate will be contacted in April 2019

Main Gallery

Submissions for our Main Gallery are now closed. Exhibitions in our main gallery run for 6-8 weeks. The main gallery is currently programmed through to 2023. Please check back later for future calls for submissions.

A floor plan of our main gallery can be found here:

Members Gallery

Submissions are now closed. Submissions for the 2021 exhibition season will open in 2020. Centre[3] hosts 12 exhibitions in the members’ gallery per year.

MEMBERS’ GALLERY VISION STATEMENT

Centre3’s Members’ Gallery Space is committed to the following objectives:

  • To provide Centre[3] members in good standing a dedicated space to exhibit and sell contemporary artwork.
  • To display artwork with a focus on art theory and practice in both traditional and contemporary contexts.
  • To engage the public and arts communities by giving voice to local artists working across disciplines.

ELIGIBILITY

  • To be eligible, you must be a current member of Centre[3]. If your membership has lapsed, please renew your membership in person, online (http://centre3.com/membership/) or over the phone (905 524 5084) before you submit your proposal. Unfortunately, Centre[3] cannot accept proposals from non-members.
  • Current employees of Centre[3] are ineligible
  • If you have exhibited or will be exhibiting in the members’ gallery during the 2019 calendar year, you are ineligible. You may apply for the 2021 calendar year.

CONDITIONS

  • All submissions are subject to review by the selection committee.
  • Only electronic proposals are accepted. Text is to be in Word (.doc or.docx) or .pdf format.
  • Submissions may be made on an individual basis or as a duo or a group/collective.
  • Presentation ready works must be original
  • 40% of all sales will go to support Centre3’s ongoing programming, 60% is remitted back to the artist. Unsold pieces will be returned to the artist

EXHIBITION ASSISTANCE: 

  • If you require exhibition assistance consider applying for an OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant. Information can be found at http://www.arts.on.ca/grants/exhibition-assistance
  • Make sure to apply to the Exhibition Assistance Zone in which you live, not where you are exhibiting, or to one of the Specialized Recommenders.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please submit the following items by email as a zipped folder to programs@centre3.com no later than Sunday June 30st, 2019 (by midnight). The total size of the email should not exceed10MB.

1/Artist Statement (Max 1 page) which describes and contextualizes the work presented.

2/ 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.

3/Support Material List ordered and labelled to match the files provided including artist’s name, title of work, media, size, (run time for video), and year created.

4/Exhibition Description:A one-page physical description of the proposed exhibition, which should include number of works, installation requirements and equipment needs. If equipment (TV monitor, DVD player, computer, projector) is available it will be provided. Otherwise, the artist is required to supply their own presentation equipment.

 5/ Please indicate any specific months during 2020 you cannot exhibit as well as any months during the year you prefer to exhibit. Additionally, please indicate your preference for a solo, duo or group show. This does not guarantee anything but we will consider everyone’s needs. Decisions will be final unless in extraneous scenarios.

 

Centre[3] will be offering a free exhibition proposal writing workshop for our members before the submission deadline. Details will be sent out by email.

 

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 would like support during the submission process, please email our program coordinator, Sonali at programs@centre3.com

 

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:  Sunday June 30th, 2019 (at midnight)

Thank you, we look forward to your submission!

A floor plan of the members’ gallery can be found here: