Emerging, Mid-Career and Established Artists

Juan Ortiz-Apuy, The Garden of Earthly Delights installation view. Photo by Jocelyn Reynolds

Emerging, Mid-Career and Established Artists

Call for Submissions

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form, offering a unique platform for reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography and its related practices. We encourage exhibition proposals from local, national and international artists at all stages of their careers who are innovative in their use of materials and approach to photography. 

Submission Guidelines

Please submit the following items by email as a zipped folder to submissions (at) gallery44 (dot) org  Please submit images as jpegs and documents as PDFs. The total size of the email should not exceed 12MB:

  1. 10-12 images (both single image views and installation views, if applicable) representing a recent body of work or a specific project. Image files should be no more than 1200 pixels wide. 
  2. An image list indicating artist name, title, medium, dimensions in inches and year.
  3. Video submissions should be sent as a link to a host site (youtube, vimeo). We cannot accept video files. 
  4. A maximum one-page artist's statement, curatorial statement, or other written description.
  5. A maximum one-page physical description of the proposed exhibition, including the number of works, the space required, equipment needed and/or provided, and any installation requirements.
  6. A maximum three-page curriculum vitae, resume or biography of the artist(s). CV must include full contact information. And any other supporting material you would like to include (web links, reviews, catalogues, etc.)
  7. Clearly indicate if you are applying for the gallery or vitrines. 

Please note: 

  • Only complete submissions following the above guidelines will be considered
  • We do not accept physical submissions
  • We encourage all applicants to familiarize themselves with our recent programming 
  • Be sure to zip all files together including images and supporting documents
  • Gallery 44 welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with other arts and community organizations
  • Gallery 44 gives priority to works that have not been exhibited in Toronto
  • Incomplete submissions will not be accepted
  • Due to the volume of submissions we receive please allow 4 to 6 months to receive a response
  • We are unable to provide feedback on submissions
  • Selected artists are paid in accordance with the CARFAC Fee Schedule for works exhibited.
  • We receive an exceptionally high volume of submissions for comparatively few exhibition opportunities and we thank all submitting artists for the care and thought put into the proposals.


Direct inquiries to:

Heather Rigg, Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs