Installation view of Brittany Shepherd, Façades, at Bunker 2. A Featured Exhibition in CONTACT 2018.
Submissions for 2019 are now closed. Applicants will receive decision letters in mid-December 2018.
CONTACT welcomes proposals from emerging, mid-career, or established Canadian and international artists and curators for the Featured Exhibitions program. This juried program is open for solo or group exhibitions on any subject matter, and to all photo-based practices.
Featured Exhibitions are highlighted prominently in the Festival's communications, including the CONTACT catalogue, website, and newsletter; they also benefit from promotion and coverage through CONTACT's extensive public relations initiatives, drawing significant attention to the artists and venues involved.
To be eligible, shows must take place for a minimum of two weeks during the month of May, and must have a confirmed exhibition space. Preference is given to exhibitions held in professional gallery spaces. If your proposal is not selected, it will be included in the Festival as an Open Exhibition.
Featured Exhibitions are eligible for The Gattuso Prize, a $5,000 award that acknowledges an outstanding exhibition in the Festival. Selected by a jury, the award decision is based on the calibre and concept of the work, the curatorial vision, and the overall impact and presentation of the exhibition.