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Cambridge Art Galleries Calls for Submissions


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Cambridge Art Galleries is currently accepting submissions for the following:

Call for Emerging Curators (Ontario)

Application is due on or before December 1, 2019 by fillable form found here.

We are seeking expressions of interest from emerging Ontario based curators to develop an exhibition or project (solo or group) for our Preston gallery space. The call is open to those who wish to have an opportunity to develop their curatorial skills and vision supported by a professional public art gallery team. The selected Emerging Curator will be responsible for all aspects of exhibition development including preparing a short-written statement, coordinating with artists, designing the exhibition, and developing content for all promotional materials.  We will provide mentorship, staff support, curatorial fee, artist fees, budget for installation, installation team, promotion and documentation of the exhibition.

We are seeking ideas for exhibitions/projects that are timely, experimental, and cross disciplinary in any medium or format. Alternative design and writing methodologies are also encouraged. For the purposes of this call, emerging is defined by those practicing 5 years or less in curatorial roles.

The selected exhibition/project will be developed over time and the final installation/presentation will take place in winter 2020/21

Cambridge Art Galleries is committed to the inclusion of diverse voices and encourages applications from emerging curators of all backgrounds

Submission Requirements:

  • Project working title
  • Brief bio of the curator(s)
  • Brief statement outlining your curatorial interests (500 words max)
  • Brief exhibition proposal including the name of at least one artist you would like to work with (500 words maximum)
  • Support images if available (up to 10)


  • Cambridge Art Galleries accepts submissions from Ontario-based artists and artist collectives for the Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance grant. Click here for more information
  • Fibreworks 2020 call for submissions will be posted winter 2019/2020. 

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