Submissions

Centre[3] welcomes submissions from artists and curators at all stages of their careers and encourages submissions from equity seeking communities — including but not limited to 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 get in touch with programs@centre3.com

Works by Levente Sulyok and Wednesday Lupypciw in "Remediations" curated by Sally Frater and Nicole Burisch. Photo by Alex Jacobs-Blum.
Natalie Hunter & Neil Frederick Sharpe exhibition in the Members' Gallery.

Members’ Gallery Exhibitions

Call for Submissions will open on July 1st at 11:00 AM (Eastern Time) and close on September 1st at 11:59 PM.
Got any questions? Reach out to programs@centre3.com

Members’ Gallery Objectives

  • Provide Centre[3] members a dedicated space to exhibit and sell their artwork
  • Support local, national and international artists and curators with the presentation of contemporary artwork with a focus on art theory and practice
  • Engage the public and arts communities by supporting local artists working across multiple disciplines
  • Exhibitions in the Members’ Gallery run for 4 weeks

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a current member of Centre[3]. To become a member or renew your membership, info@centre3.com 
  • Current Centre[3] employees are not eligible
  • If you have exhibited or will be exhibiting in the Members’ Gallery during the 2022 calendar year, you are ineligible to exhibit in 2023. You may apply for the 2024 calendar year.

Conditions

  • All submissions are subject to review by the selection committee
  • Submissions may be made on an individual basis or as a duo or a group/collective
  • Presentation-ready works must be original
  • 40% of sales will go to support Centre[3]’s ongoing programming, 60% is remitted back to the artist(s); unsold pieces will be returned to the artist
Kareem-Anthony Ferreira in the studio. Photo by Ben Hoste. Photo Courtesy of the Artist.
Birdie (FKA Valentin Brown). Video still from "Welcome to my Regulated Body" (2021). Courtesy of the Artist.

Emerging Artist Residency

Call for Submissions will open on July 1st at 11:00 AM (Eastern Time) and close on September 1st at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time).
Got any questions? Reach out to programs@centre3.com

The Centre[3] Emerging Artist Residency is a 12-week self-directed residency for artists with less than 5 years of exhibition history. This residency offers artists dedicated studio time, space and technical support to work in facilities for traditional printmaking – including lithography, silkscreen, and intaglio – as well as digital media production. This residency culminates with an exhibition in one of Centre[3]’s galleries.

The residency includes:

  • $200 Honorarium
  • Free membership for one year ($50 value)
  • Access to the printmaking or digital studios for up to 12 weeks, during studio hours ($375 value)
  • Five hours of free tech assistance
  • 10 sheets Fabriano paper ($100 value) OR 5 feet of digital paper ($200 value)
  • Group exhibition in one of Centre[3]’s galleries

Previous Emerging Artists-in-Residence:

Birdie (FKA Valentin Brown): Welcome to my regulated body (2021), Olivia Brouwer: The Scales That Fall From Our Eyes (2021), Kareem-Anthony Ferreira: Table, Manors (2021), Emma Enright (2022), Aichoucha Haidara (2022)

All artists-in-residence have the opportunity to work in Centre[3]'s Traditional Printmaking Studio, Screenprinting Studio, Digital Studio and/or Media Arts Studio.

Hamilton-Based Artist Residency

Call for Submissions will open from July 1st at 11:00 AM (Eastern Time) until September 1st at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time).
Got any questions? Reach out to programs@centre3.com

The Centre[3] Hamilton-Based Residency is a 12-week self-directed residency for an artist in any stage of their career who is living and working in the Hamilton region. This residency offers artists dedicated studio time, space and technical support to work in facilities for traditional printmaking – including lithography, silkscreen, and intaglio – as well as digital media production. This residency culminates with an exhibition in one of Centre[3]’s galleries.

The residency includes:

  • $200 Honorarium
  • Free membership for one year ($50 value)
  • Access to the printmaking or digital studios for up to 12 weeks, during studio hours ($375 value)
  • Five hours of free tech assistance
  • 10 sheets Fabriano paper ($100 value) OR 5 feet of digital paper ($200 value)
  • Group exhibition in one of Centre[3]’s galleries

Previous Hamilton-Based Artists-in-Residence:
Venus Raine (2022)

Our Small is Good: Holiday Show & Sale in support of local artists and one-of-a-kind gifts.

Small is Good: Holiday Show & Sale

Small is Good is held annually in December. 
Submissions open in the fall.
Got any questions? Reach out to programs@centre3.com

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions are open to Centre[3] members. To become a member or renew your membership, contact info@centre3.com
  • All submitted works must be original. Submissions may include but are not limited to: print, painting, sculpture, textile, photography, ceramics, jewelry, apparel, or stationery
  • Each work submitted must be priced under $200
  • Submissions are limited to 5 pieces per member (this limit does not apply to greeting cards or comparable small multiples)
  • Sculptural work is limited to 10 lbs
  • There are no size limitations on 2-dimensional print-based work
  • Framed works must be wired for hanging
  • Unframed paper works must be packaged for sale
  • All artists must sign an exhibition contract upon drop off and agree to all terms of the exhibition and sale
"Two Sides" by the Branscombe Environment in the Members' Gallery.

Annual Curated Members’ Exhibition

Centre[3]’s annual Curated Members’ Exhibition will take place in the Members’ Gallery in August 2022. Works submitted by members are curated by a rotating selections committee made up of staff, board members, and community members. Please check back later for future calls for submissions.

Members’ Gallery Objectives

  • Provide Centre[3] members a dedicated space to exhibit and sell their artwork
  • Support local, national, and international artists and curators with the presentation of contemporary artwork with a focus on art theory and practice
  • Engage the public and arts communities by supporting local artists working across multiple disciplines
  • This Exhibition in the Members’ Gallery runs for 4 weeks

Eligibility

  • To be eligible, you must be a current member of Centre[3]. To become a member or renew your membership, info@centre3.com 
  • Current Centre[3] employees are not eligible;

Conditions

  • All submitted works must be original.
  • Each artist may submit a maximum of five works for consideration. The programming committee may not elect to include all submitted works in the exhibition.
  • There are no limitations on medium or subject matter. The programming committee will curate the exhibition based on submissions received. Selected artists will be notified in spring.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


Please submit the following materials via our online submission form:

A supporting document, maximum three pages, containing Artist Bio (mandatory), Artist Statement (mandatory), and CV(optional), as well as any other relevant info you’d like to include.
Up to 10 supporting images of submitted work(s). Images should be 72dpi and no larger than 1200 pixels wide.
For video or audio submissions, please share the URL of a Vimeo, Youtube, or website page.

Sylvia Limbana from Black Artist Union Collective (BAUC) developing some screenprints in our screenprinting studio.

Incite Foundation Residency

The Centre[3] Incite Foundation Residency is a 12-week self-directed residency for artists working across multiple disciplines. This residency offers artists dedicated studio time, space and technical support to work in facilities for traditional printmaking, including lithography, silkscreen, and intaglio, as well as digital media production, and culminates with an exhibition in Centre[3]’s Main Gallery.

This residency is generously supported by the Incite Foundation for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Previous Incite Foundation Residency Artists:
Native Art Department International (2021), Black Artists Union Collective (2022).

Martha Street Studio is the Manitoba Printmakers Association Inc., Manitoba's only printmaking artist-run centre, studio and gallery.

Martha Street Studio Residency Exchange

Centre[3] has an annual residency exchange program with Martha Street Studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Every year, Centre[3] sends one of our artist members to Martha Street Studio for a two-week residency. In return, we welcome an artist member from Martha Street Studio for a two week residency at Centre[3].

The residency includes: 

  • Free access to MSS for two weeks
  • Free membership to MSS for one year
  • Free technical support for up to 3 hours
  • $600 artist fee
  • $400 per diem
  • $200 materials fee

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.

Previous exchange artists:
Steacy Easton (2022)

Submission Guidelines

You must be a Centre[3] member to apply.