CARAVANSÉRAIL IS INVITING EMERGING ARTISTS AND ARTISTS FROM THE LOWER ST. LAWRENCE TO SUBMIT THEIR EXHIBITION PROJECTS FOR ITS ANNUAL PROGRAMMING
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2023
Caravansérail is looking for various propositions to constitute a year of programming that represents the extent of current practices in visual arts. With a focus on research and experimentation, the Center invites artists to present daring, bold projects. It is time to take some risks, push your practice's limits further, and take unprecedented avenues in art-making!
Caravansérail devotes a lot of energy to democratizing artistic practices and engaging with a wide range of audiences. Making contemporary art accessible to the largest number of people while also providing mediation, education and vulgarization is at the heart of our mandate. We invite artists to think about the place their artistic practice can take within this larger project, that of making Caravansérail a space for engaging with one another, dialoguing and discovering new perspectives.
PROGRAM COMPONENTS AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
FIRST SOLO SHOW | 1 exhibition per season
The FIRST SOLO SHOW program is intended for artists who have never had a solo show in a professional context. Artists of different backgrounds are eligible for this program, including graduates of art programs, self-taught artists, and artists who have only presented works in collective shows.
EMERGING | 3 exhibitions per season
The EMERGING program is for artists who have less than 10 years of experience as a professional artist in Quebec. Graduating students of art programs and self-taught artists are eligible for this program. The Caravansérail team is also aware of the fact that immigrant artists have to rebuild their whole network when arriving in Quebec, even if they have developed careers in their country of origin. Therefore they are also eligible for this program if they've had a career of fewer than 10 years in Quebec.
LOWER ST. LAWRENCE | 1 exhibition per season
The LOWER ST. LAWRENCE program is reserved for artists of all career levels whose main residence is in the Lower St. Lawrence region.
Selected exhibitions will run between September 2025 and August 2026
- Soutien à la coordination, à la diffusion et à la promotion de l’exposition
- Aide au montage et au démontage
- Documentation photographique professionnelle
- Droits d’exposition selon les barèmes CARFAC
- Droits de communication et de reproduction publiques
- Médiation de l’exposition auprès de différents groupes et publics
- Financement partiel ou total, selon les capacités du Centre, des frais de déplacement et de séjour
SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
Caravansérail wishes to make the process of applying as accessible as possible. Therefore, we accept project proposals in French or English, and in written or video format.
CHOICE 1: WRITTEN APPLICATION
Artists wishing to submit a project proposal in writing are asked to click on the following link to proceed: airtable.com/shrkoUt80Yxx4EHKP
Please note it is not possible to save the form and come back to it later. You must fill in and submit the form within a single work session. To help you prepare for the questions present in the form, you can download a Google Doc document that includes the entire form: access to the preparation Google Doc - Written application
CHOICE 2: VIDEO APPLICATION
This is a new option available this year: instead of submitting your application in writing, you can prepare a video of a maximum duration of 10 minutes in which you present your project to the selection committee.
Artists wishing to present a video application are asked to follow this link to proceed: airtable.com/shrI93xpp7ScVwYPu The video application still requires that you fill in a form for us to have the necessary information to manage your application.
Please note it is not possible to save the form and come back to it later.You must fill in and submit the form within a single work session. To help you prepare for the questions present in the form, you can download a Google Doc document that includes the entire form: access to the Google Doc - Video application
SPECIFICITIES OF THE SPACE
The exhibition space of Caravansérail is located in a former movie theater. Therefore, the space has a sloping floor and a particularly high ceiling which makes it impossible to hang works from it. The proposals have to take these particularities into account.
Please consult the PLANS ET ÉQUIPEMENTS section of our website to adjust your projects to the possibilities of our space. Unfortunately, this section is only available in French as of now. If you need help in understanding elements from this section, contact us and we’ll help you as best as we can!: plans et équipements.
CONTACT AND SUPPORT
If you have questions, difficulties or any other inquiries while preparing your application or filling in the form, don’t hesitate to contact our team:
It will be our pleasure to help you and discuss alternative application methods with you if necessary. Caravansérail wishes to make its application process as accessible as possible.
Our team will hold two information sessions via videoconference to answer your questions and offer some advice to help build your proposal. These information sessions are free and open to all.
THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2023
Noon - 1 PM
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBRE 5, 2023
WE’RE EXCITED TO RECEIVE YOUR PROPOSALS!
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15th, 2023