Call for Proposals
Neutral Ground invites contemporary, professional artists and curators to submit a proposal for exhibitions, projects, or performances in any media. Neutral Ground welcomes exhibition proposals from all professional artists regardless of ability, age, culture, ethnicity, citizenship, gender identity, or race. (Please note that proposals from artists based outside of Canada will be considered only as budget and resources allow).
Thanks to funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, SK Arts, and the City of Regina, Neutral Ground pays artist fees in accordance with the CARFAC fee schedule for level 1 gallery exhibitions.
Proposals received prior to 11:59 pm on June 1st will be assessed by a jury in consideration for the 2022-23 programming season. Proposals will be accepted for both the Main Gallery and the Window Gallery. Neutral Ground presents 4-5 exhibitions per year in our Main Gallery, as well as additional performances and special events. The Window Gallery presents up to 6 exhibitions per year.
Please carefully review the features of each space when drafting a proposal. See below for physical descriptions and floor plans. Artists are limited to one solo exhibition in a three-year period and work that has been shown previously in Regina is not eligible.
Neutral Ground encourages submissions that are experimental, take risks, and that push the boundaries of established artistic practices. Neutral Ground is receptive to projects outside of a traditional exhibition format, including but not limited to:
- Community engagement initiatives
- Performance work
- Off-site presentations
- Work to be developed and/or created on-site
- Projects that are in development/to be developed
Questions about the application or inquiries around the feasibility of your proposal are welcome and may be directed to Programming Director, Amber Phelps Bondaroff: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Main Gallery:
Neutral Ground’s Main Gallery is a white cube space measuring approximately 900 sq. feet. The gallery is highly visible and fully accessible, located on the ground level of a busy, pedestrian-only street in downtown Regina.
The Main Gallery includes adjustable lighting, with 12’ high white walls reinforced with ¾” plywood. The gallery is equipped with various technical resources including five digital projectors, media players, flat-screen TV monitors, and a six-speaker sound system.
Artist and Curatorial Proposals will be considered for solo, 2-person, and group exhibitions. Curators and artists exhibiting in the Main Gallery will be paid in accordance with the CARFAC fee schedule for level 1 gallery exhibitions, and additionally for the presentation of an artist talk, performance or workshop. Additional support is available for: per diem; artist travel; accommodations (sometimes billeted); one-way shipping of artwork.
Neutral Ground offers installation assistance, documentation, and insurance of artworks while on-site. Exhibitions are promoted through printed invitations, electronic newsletters, advertisements, gallery tours, a public reception, school tours, the gallery’s website, and social media.
The Window Gallery:
Neutral Ground’s new Window Gallery is a storefront exhibition space, visible 24/7. Located on the ground level of a busy, pedestrian-only street in downtown Regina, the gallery is highly visible from both an interior pedestrian walkway, and from the exterior Scarth Street pedestrian mall.
The Window Gallery is glass-enclosed, measuring 15’ long x 2’ 4” wide and 6’ 6” tall, with recessed, overhead pod lighting. Proposals for the Window Gallery will be limited to local artists and curators, with an emphasis on emerging practices.
Artists exhibiting in the Window Gallery will be paid in accordance with the CARFAC fee schedule for exhibiting a single work. Proposals from artists from elsewhere in Saskatchewan and the Prairie provinces may be considered, but please note that there is no additional budget for travel, accommodations or shipping of artwork available.
Neutral Ground provides assistance with installation and access to basic materials for the installation of works. Please note that as the window gallery is enclosed with glass on both long sides, works installed in this space should consider their visibility from all directions. The Window Gallery can accommodate multimedia works, however, audio-based work is not feasible in this space.
Proposal Requirements: Main Gallery & Window Gallery
Neutral Ground only accepts digital submissions via THIS FORM and should include the following:
- Proposal: Briefly describe your exhibition. Provide details of your spatial, physical and material requirements including any foreseeable technical needs. (250 – 500 words)
- Artist/Curatorial Statement: Discuss the proposed work relative to the broader context of your practice, research and interests. (250 – 500 words)
- Curriculum Vitae: A current resume or curriculum vitae. Include links to publications, website and social media handles, if relevant. (Max. 2 pages, PDF)
- Image List: Corresponding image list that includes title, date, dimensions, media and other details as relevant to the application. (Max. 1 page, PDF)
- Support Material: Upload your support materials in the application form
- Images: Maximum ten. No larger than 1MB/file (reduce the number of images by 1 for each minute of audio/video submitted).
- Audio/Video: Maximum combined length of 5 minutes.
Support Material Guidelines:
- Image files should be in .jpeg format, no larger than 1MB/each, titled according to the image list.
- Please use the following file naming convention, 01_surname.jpg, 02_surname.jpg, etc.
- Video work must be viewable online. Choose relevant short clips that best demonstrate the work.
- Provide passwords within the accompanying image list, if relevant.
- Audio material may be submitted via links to SoundCloud, Vimeo or other relevant platforms.