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

Members' Gallery

Exhibit in Centre[3]’s Members’ Gallery

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: September 15, 2021, 11:59 pm

MEMBERS’ GALLERY VISION STATEMENT

Centre[3]’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 2021 calendar year, you are ineligible to exhibit in 2022. You may apply for the 2023 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 Centre[3]’s ongoing programming, 60% is remitted back to the artist. Unsold pieces will be returned to the artist

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please submit the following items by email as a zipped folder to programs@centre3.com no later than September 15th, 2021 (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 300dpi.

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 the year 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 all applicant’s needs.

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.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: September 15th, 2021 11:59 pm

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 email admin@centre3.com

Thank you, we look forward to your submission!

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

Small is Good: Holiday Show & Sale

Exhibit in Centre[3]’s Annual Small Is Good: Holiday Show & Sale

Submission Drop Off: Monday December 6th – Wednesday, December 8 (4:00 pm)

We are currently accepting submissions for our Annual Small is Good Holiday Show & Sale!

Submissions are open to all Centre[3] members in good standing. If you’d like to submit work but your membership has lapsed, please renew your membership online (http://centre3.com/membership/) in person during our regular business hours or over the phone (905) 524 5084. Unfortunately Centre[3] cannot accept work from non-members.

Presentation works must be original. Submissions are limited to 5 pieces per member, however this limit does not apply to greeting cards or comparable small multiples. Each work submitted must be priced under $200. While sculptural work is limited to 10lbs, there are no size limitations on 2 dimensional print-based work. All artists must sign an exhibition contract and agree to all terms of the exhibition and sale.

SUBMISSION DROP OFF: December 6 – December 9, 2021 (4:00 pm) at 173 James St. N

Questions? Email  members@centre3.com

 

Martha Street Studio Residency Exchange

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: April 15th, 2022 11:59 pm

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 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 programs@centre3.com in a single zipped folder:

  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.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: April 15th, 2022 11:59 pm

If you would like support during the submission process, please email programs@centre3.com

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 

Emerging Artist Residency

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: October 1st, 2021 11:59 pm

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 per year.

Centre3 for Artistic & Social Practice is a not-for-profit, charitable artist-run centre that connects, educates, and collaborates with people on local, regional, national and international levels. We are a place for artists to create, produce and exhibit art work; a platform for artists to engage and empower students through art education; a space for artists to collaborate with our community in a creative experience. Integrating art, education and community. Centre3 helps establish a progressive identity for our community, while enriching quality of life through art and culture.

We are located at the heart of Hamilton’s arts district in Ontario, and offer world-class facilities for traditional print-making (lithography, silkscreen, intaglio & more) and state of the art digital media facilities. Centre3’s emerging artist residency is for artists in the early stages of their career with less than 5 years of exhibition history. This is a self-directed residency. There are two positions available. For a full list of our equipment and facilities, please visit our website here.

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 Artist Residency.

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.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: October 1st, 2021 11:59 pm

Current Centre[3] members are ineligible for the emerging artist residency. The successful candidates will be contacted in November.

Hamilton-Based Artist Residency

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: September 1, 2021 11:59 pm

Centre[3]’s Hamilton-Based Residency is a twelve-week self-directed residency for an artist in any stage of their career who is living and working in the Hamilton region.  There is one position available per year.

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: Hamilton-Based Artist Residency.

  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.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: September 1, 2021 11:59 pm
 

The successful candidate will be contacted in November.

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 March 25, 2022.

  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 2022

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 2024. Please check back later for future calls for submissions.

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