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Ghost Stories YYC Volume 2 logo

Ghost Stories YYC

Volume 2

Call to artists for Volume 2 of the Ghost Stories YYC project!

Ghost Stories YYC is a visual storytelling group art show and publication. Artists who are a part of the project will create work based on a folk tale, urban legend or ghost story of their choosing. It can be an original tale or one inspired by the countless stories we all share around campfires.

Instead of an artist statement, each of the creators will instead write a short story based on their work. You may collaborate with a professional writer. There is no minimum length for the story, but it shouldn’t be longer than 1500 words—shorter is sweeter, after all. Also, don’t limit yourself to prose—we accept poetry or songs—but you must tell a story.

All mediums are acceptable—painting, sculpture, photography, performance or installation, even toy makers.

Your work will be professionally photographed, and along with your story, will be included in a gallery exhibition. The show happens mid-September at the Ruberto Ostberg Gallery in Calgary Alberta, Canada, where all the original artwork is for sale with a standard gallery commission. In addition, it will be a part of a publication, Ghost Stories YYC Volume 2, a storybook which can be taken home to be read to friends and loved ones.

We are accepting applications until March 31, 2020.

To apply please go to ghoststoriesyyc.ca and fill out the application form.

Artists will earn sales from the exhibition at Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, who will retain 40%.

We Require:

  • A 150 to 300-word story outline or story pitch. Think of this story pitch like the blurb on the back of a book—sell us your story!
  • A polished CV showing previous exhibition experience and education.
  • A portfolio of at least five images showing your best work. These must be at a resolution of at least 1920px wide.
  • A 25$ application fee.

For more information please email us at boo@ghoststoriesyyc.ca.

Create New Work & Write a Story Based on a Folk Tale, Urban Legend, or Ghost Story.

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