A Space Thematic
Call for Submissions: UN/Settled Multiculturalisms
Deadline July 31st, 2006
A Space Gallery is currently seeking submissions for our 2007/2008 programming season on the current politics of multiculturalism and representation in the arts.
Countries such as Canada and Australia have been formally self-designated as multicultural states for decades. Throughout the 80s and 90s, diverse artists gained visibility within mainstream arts, yet their work remains largely under-represented. Assumptions of Western authority, modernist aesthetics, and racist mythologies continue to push artists from different cultures and environments into opposing positions. Do artists make their work in response to the values and expectations of Western curators and audiences? How do artists and curators make room for ethnic or national, individual, collective as well as cross-cultural subjectivities? What do multiculturalist agendas offer artists in the 21st century?
The Gallery seeks proposals in all media from local, national and international artists and curators who offer challenging viewpoints on these issues, incorporating diverse and innovative approaches that explore the definition and boundaries of "community" and "culture." We are interested in ways that artists and curators can create a space for different readings or experiences of culture and identity, and in multidisciplinary projects that create a forum for dialogue and collaboration between diverse communities, including youth cultures and communities in transition.
All submissions must include:
* One page project description, specifying spatial and technical needs
* One page Artist or Curatorial Statement
* Support material: slides - max. 10 or digital images on CD, clearly identified; max. of 1 VHS tape or 1 DVD, clearly identified
* Descriptive list for visual material (title, date, dimension, medium)
* SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) - Please ensure correct postage.
Please send your proposal by July 31, 2006 to:
A Space Gallery
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 110, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
Please note that email applications are not accepted. A Space is not responsible for lost or damaged submissions. Do not send original slides, artwork or master tapes.
A Space pays artist fees according to CARFAC standards.
For information call 416-979-9633.
info at aspacegallery.org
Founded in 1971 and located in downtown Toronto, A Space is one of the oldest artist-run centres in Canada. Applicants should consider that our programming mandate focuses on work that is politically engaged, culturally diverse and community-based, and supports innovative curatorial and technical practices.