12 Aug 2022

Call for Artists

Shifting: Reflections on the Migration Experience

The Association for New Canadians and The Rooms are partnering to present the work of six artists in an exhibition that will be presented at The Rooms and two other venues in the province over 2023/2024. This exhibition seeks to highlight the professional art practices of traditionally underrepresented visual artists who were not born in Canada but now call Newfoundland and Labrador home. The exhibition aims to share immigration experiences and the importance of challenging injustice, marginalization, racism and anti-racism.

Artists selected must be able to submit a completed artwork to The Rooms by March 24th, 2023. Payment of artist fees, shipping, the printing of digital works for exhibition, framing, and display strategies will be arranged by The Rooms in consultation with the artist. Artists may submit existing artwork or propose to make a new one specifically for this project. To facilitate shipping to smaller regional venues, smaller scale artworks (to a max of approx. 60 cm x 60 cm) may be given priority.

Selected artists will receive an artist fee of $800.00 per exhibition venue (max $2400.00). A small materials budget (under $500) may also be available for artists wishing to make new works.

How to Apply:

Applications are open to early-, mid- and late-career artists working in all disciplines (drawing, painting, fibre/textile, sculpture, relief, printing, digital collage, photography, etc.).

Interested applicants may submit the following to rgilbert@ancnl.ca by September 16, 2022:

  •       an updated CV (max 3 pages)
  •       a short artist bio (max 250 words)
  •       a proposal outlining what artwork they’d like to submit or create and why (max 500 words.) If submitting existing work, please indicate the medium and size. If proposing new work, please suggest a production budget.
  •       a selection of five images related to their artistic practice

 **Please send images as JPGs and text files as PDFs.

We will accept applications in alternative formats, including video and audio submissions (10 minutes maximum). If you require assistance with your application, please reach out to Rachel Gilbert at the email above. If you’d prefer to speak on the phone, please leave a message with Angela at 709-757-8044, and Rachel will return your call.

Deadline to Submit Applications: September 16th, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. (NDT).