Main Space Call For Submissions

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Main Space Call For Submissions

Deadline to apply: June 15, 2022

The New Gallery (TNG) is currently welcoming submissions for all programming from 2023 to 2024. TNG is an artist-run centre located in Mohkínstsis (also known as Calgary) Chinatown on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations), and the Tsuut’ina First Nation. Mohkínstsis is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

TNG’s Main Space call accepts proposals for solo, collaborative, and group exhibitions, curatorial projects. We also consider relevant applicants for internally organized group shows or other relevant projects. The Main Space call is also open to other types of artistic programming, including but not limited to residencies, community engagement initiatives, and publication projects. Proposals of this nature must follow the regular submissions guidelines, as well as provide a project budget outlining any additional financial resources required beyond the typical budget outlined in this call. When considering applying, please note that TNG is mandated to provide opportunities and venues for artists that foster social and political creative practices, while engaging and educating audiences through artist-run culture and contemporary art. Relevance to this mandate is a primary consideration for the peer jury during the adjudication process.

Main Space programming typically ranges from four to six weeks in duration. The Main Space gallery and washroom are barrier-free, and the single-stall washroom is all-gender. A detailed floor plan for the Main Space can be found on TNG’s website.

Exhibiting artists are offered a fee commensurate with CARFAC’s Fee Schedule under section A.1.1. These rates are updated annually, with 2022 fees projected to be $2,161 CAD for a solo exhibition. Curatorial projects include an additional fee of $1,000 CAD to supplement CARFAC rates. TNG also provides accommodations during installation and a budget to support shipping and travel costs. Details of this budget are determined on a case-by-case basis, but typically cover 90-100 per cent of these costs for solo projects within North America.

Submission Procedure

The following materials should be included in your application on Jotform:

Contact Information: Fill out this section with care.


Please submit the following components into a single PDF.

Proposal: Briefly describe your project. Provide complete details of your spatial, physical, and material requirements, including any special equipment and/or technical needs.

Artist Statement: Discuss how your proposed project is situated in relation to your current artistic practice and the broader context of your work, research, and interests. Please remember that compatibility with TNG’s mandate is a major consideration during the selection process.

Budget: Please outline a budget that includes any additional financial resources required beyond the typical fees included in this call.

Support Materials

Support: Please include up to 15 pieces of additional support material, including digital images, videos, or audio clips. The jury will review up to five minutes of time-based work. Please let us know the time-code range we should review in the image list. TNG accepts links to video and audio work hosted online.

Image List: You will need to submit a corresponding numbered image list detailing the artwork’s title, medium, physical size, date of completion, and any other necessary descriptors.


TNG is committed to supporting artists who may require accommodations to fairly access this application process. We accept audio or video presentations of proposals that include all the information outlined in the submission procedures. We will accept a recording of the presentation or record a meeting for you, to be shared with jury members. You can submit these through email at

If you require any specific accommodations, please call us at 403.233.2399, or email the programming coordinator at with the subject line Accommodations Request.

Please submit all materials through JotForm, visit

Applicants will be informed of the jury’s decisions by the end of October 2022.

If you have any questions about the submission process please contact the Programming Coordinator Jasmine at

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