Call for Exhibitions

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Call for Exhibitions

The deadline for opportunity has passed.

Submit your exhibition now to be a part of the 2021 Exposure Photography Festival!

The annual Exposure Photography Festival presents exhibitions that celebrate the medium of photography. The festival brings together a vibrant network of practicing photographers, visual artists, and engaged audiences who continue to enhance the discourse in photography.

Our exhibition program showcases the best contemporary and historic work from established, mid-career, emerging photographers, and visual artists from Alberta and around the world! Last year the festival received over 850,000 visits to its exhibitions from Exposure audience members in Calgary, Canada, the US, Europe, and beyond! The festival brings together people of all ages to celebrate Alberta’s rich photography scene and thriving creative communities.

Listing your exhibition with Exposure allows you—a gallery, DIY space, artist collective, an independent artist, photographer or curator—to become part of our programming. Being a part of Exposure’s programming means that we can promote your exhibition to our online audiences, and we can partner on related events.

Online Audience

During Exposure 2020, our social media posts reached 37,007 people on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter throughout the month of February. During the festival period, we had 12,550 online users actively engaging with our online materials, that included our website, social media, ISSU, Eventbrite, and Mailchimp newsletters. Exposure added 10,376 new audience members during the 2020 festival and we continue to grow our online presence every day.

Partner Events

Exposure is looking to actively involve its exhibition partners in a series of online events. This could be but is not limited to, an online artist talk (pre-recorded or live), panel discussion, or a virtual exhibition tour. We encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas about new initiatives that can be hosted online. As an exhibition partner, Exposure would work with you on hosting your online initiative and share it with our audiences. Please note that it is not necessary to host an online event and an exhibition in order to submit an exhibition listing, however, it is an option for those who would like to do so with the support of Exposure.

Other Benefits

Each year the festival attracts the interest of local and international press. By listing your exhibition with Exposure, we can include you in our official press release, meaning that you may receive additional opportunities for promotions from third parties. The 2020 festival’s external press coverage exceeded 30 stories and mentions, both online and in print, including Avenue Magazine, Calgary Guardian, Calgary Herald, Curiocity Calgary, Daily Herald, Daily Hive, Ph Museum, PhotoLife Magazine, Royal Mountain Outlook Today, and more!

Your Registration Includes:

  • An online festival guide listing.
  • Website listing.
  • Online calendar listing.
  • Dedicated social media marketing (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).
  • Online event partnership (optional).
  • Inclusion in the Exposure press release and potential coverage by third party press.

Deadline: November 1, 2020
Listing Fee: $250 +GST

If you have any questions please reach out to Exposure Coordinator, Beth Kane at

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