Exhibition Guidelines

the fifty fifty arts collective accepts proposals on a rolling basis for individual and group exhibitions and curatorial projects relevant to the field of contemporary art practice. The next proposal review will be held in the late summer or early fall of 2018. To apply, you must:

  • submit a small portfolio consisting of no more than 10 images of your work; a clear, concise exhibition proposal; an artist statement that provides context for your proposal and the preferred date for your exhibition. Submit all of your materials as one pdf file, if you do not, your proposal will not be reviewed. Please provide active links to video or audio clips within your pdf proposal, our preferred hosting site is vimeo. Please note* your date preference does not guarantee, if selected, that your exhibition will be held within that time frame. We will however do our best to coordinate a schedule that accommodates the needs of everyone involved in the programming schedule.
  • email your submission package to thefiftyfifty@gmail.com

Exhibitions generally run for the course of 2.5 weeks. Exhibition hours are available on the about page, they change frequently based on volunteer availability, however, you have the option of sitting the gallery during closed periods and we suggest that guests visiting from out of town or with a strict timeframe schedule viewing appointments.

The fifty fifty requests 30% percent of art sales, these funds are used to maintain our programming space. However, given the often experimental nature of some shows, we do not require work to be available for sale.

Although the fifty fifty arts collective requires the aforementioned submission package accompanying any proposal of work, we also seek to meet the needs of individuals or collectives who may experience barriers throughout the application process. Please note that we are a volunteer-run collective that attempts to strike a balance our commitments to the collective and to our individual, demanding schedules—we will do our best to accommodate alternative modes of presenting one's application—however we do request that you communicate with us regarding your application if it differs from our submission requirements at least one month prior to due date. Please feel free to email us here thefiftyfifty@gmail.com if you have questions about the submission process.

Most importantly, the fifty fifty programs work through a collective adjudication process. We accept work based on its ability to fulfill our mandate. We suggest that applicants familiarize themselves with our exhibition archives and with our mandate prior to submission. Our mandate can be found here

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