Receiver Coffee: Call for Submissions

Deadline for Submissions: January 24, 2021 

this town is small is seeking exhibition proposals for the 2021 programming season at Receiver Coffee (128 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, PE). Professional artists that are currently residing in PEI are eligible to apply.  

We are interested in progressive, forward-looking practices; the fruition of innovative ideas; inventive approaches to artistic production; and work based on an articulate theoretical and/or critical and/or poetic thesis. We encourage and facilitate the presentation of curatorial and artistic works that have and have not been exhibited in this locale. We are enthusiastic about artists’ most recent endeavours and art forms that propel contemporary production and incite conversation.

Receiver Coffee is unique in the sense that it is not a typical white cube gallery space – it is a public space that is already rich in character and interaction. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with the venue before applying. Proposals that take into account the unique context of Receiver Coffee will be given priority.

Applicants should be aware that there is an element of vulnerability for the work, as it is a high-traffic space where food and beverages are consumed. Preference will be given to two-dimensional works that are suitable in these conditions. The artist assumes full responsibility for the work, including any damage or loss. Exhibitions will run for approximately 6 weeks.

Submissions will be reviewed by a jury made up of professional artists and arts professionals. TTIS is committed to equal opportunities and we encourage applicants who identify as women, Indigenous, members of visible minorities, LGBTQ2SIA+, and persons with disabilities to apply.

Artist fees that meet CARFAC guidelines will be paid to the selected artists.

Submissions are due January 24, 2021 at midnight. 

Submissions must include: 

*Text files are to be sent as a single PDF file

  • CV (maximum three pages)
  • Artist statement (maximum 250 words)
  • An exhibition proposal that includes (maximum two pages): 
    • A description of the project to be exhibited 
    • An indication of when the work will be ready for exhibition
    • Questions to consider addressing: Is the work intended for a solo exhibition or a group exhibition? How do you intend to arrange/display the work in the space? How will the work resonate within this unique location?
  • Maximum of 10 jpeg images or audio/visual samples (Large images must be shared via Dropbox or Google Drive)

Submissions should be sent via email to: this.town.is.small@gmail.com with “Receiver Submission 2021” as the subject line.

For more information, please contact Lisa Theriault, Executive Director at this.town.is.small@gmail.com

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