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Open Studio is an artist-run centre dedicated to contemporary printmaking. Our vision is to shape the exploration of print as essential, dynamic, and relevant to contemporary culture and creative thought. This aim extends from our printmaking studio facilities to our public contemporary gallery spaces, which show exhibitions by contemporary artists working with printmaking and print-related media.
We encourage exhibition proposals that push print in different directions – from artworks rooted in printmaking tradition, to those that intersect print with other media; prints and printed matter that communicate ideas and tell stories; explorations of print’s ethos in concept (sequencing, multiples, layering) as well as in practice. Print is etching / lithography / screenprinting, and it is also zines / posters / pamphlets. Print is both analogue and digital. We are open to your ideas and welcome proposals for solo and group exhibitions!
Our galleries are programmed through an annual call for submissions, in addition to curated exhibitions. Open Studio is prioritizing proposals from those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, and disabled.
The Project Space is a juried exhibition space for which Open Studio artist members can apply to exhibit recent print work and related projects, both individual and collaborative. The Project Space welcomes experimentation and encourages artists to use the space as a testing ground for what print can be. Exhibitions and projects hosted in this space are rooted in the print process or share its ethos (for example, in exploring multiples, layering, combinations of print methods) and incorporating other media.
Exhibition scheduling is programmed to coincide with exhibition dates in the main Open Studio gallery.
ELIGIBILITY & BENEFITS
- Please note that only current Open Studio artist members* are eligible to be considered for the Project Space
- Proposals by individual artist members, group projects and collaborations will be considered
- $500 exhibition honorarium
- Promotion through Open Studio’s marketing initiatives
- Print sales consignment will be considered
*To find out how you can become a member of our community of artists, click here.
Submissions will be juried and notification sent out approximately eight weeks from the deadline. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the competition.
To view a floor plan of space click here.
READY TO APPLY?
Please fill out the application form below. If you do not see the form below, check back closer to the submission date. Most applications are opened for submission a month before the deadline. If you have questions, please email us, we would be happy to help.