Friday, February 14, 2014

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum Exhibit Proposals

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL) and (ONGOING)

March 15, 2014
September 15, 2014

Call for Exhibit Proposals
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

Almonte, ON

We are interested to hear from individual artists, craft or art groups and history groups who wish to propose an exhibit, a workshop or similar experience for our clients. Exhibition proposals should be accompanied by photographs and promotional material sufficient for jurying content and appropriateness to the Museum’s mandate.

Guidelines for MVTM Exhibition Proposals (truncated)

The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum welcomes exhibition proposals on an ongoing basis from curators, craft and art professionals, and collectives. Our exhibition program is intended to raise awareness of Canada’s industrial textile heritage and contemporary textile practices. It will provide new understanding and provoke discussion. Exhibition proposals may be of regional, national or international scope and may be planned for the Norah Rosamond Hughes Gallery or alternative venues. We present both solo and group exhibitions. Usually, we program for three to four exhibitions each year.

Proposals are reviewed twice a year by the MVTM Exhibitions Committee following the submission deadlines of 15 September and 15 March. Applicants will be notified within two months of the submission deadline. Please note that scheduling takes place up to three years in advance.

Proposals are reviewed using the following criteria:
•Alignment with MVTM Exhibition Mission and Vision Statements;
•Demonstrates excellence;
•Explores a new area or approach; or
•Addresses the historical context of the MVTM

Submission requirements
•Project name;
•Contact name, address, email and phone;
•Description of the conceptual approach and subject, including materials used and estimated dimensions of installation. Be sure to address any technical and spatial requirements regarding the installation or display and presentation of your work, including framing (please limit this to two pages);
•CV of each participant (limit of three pages per artist);
•Budget and equipment considerations.
•10-20 images with a corresponding list providing: artist, title, medium, size and date

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We encourage electronic submissions. Please send proposals and direct any questions to:

Michael Rikley-Lancaster,
Executive Director/Curator

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
3 Rosamond Street
PO Box 784
Almonte, ON K0A 1A4
(613) 256-3754