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Below is an example from our 2012 Open Call.
Deadline: September 12, 2011
For Exhibition Proposals to be realized in 2012
After a brief respite, Dumbo Arts Center's Open
Call for Exhibitions is back!
We invite artists and curators from all levels of experience to submit
proposals for 2012. 3-4 exhibitions will be chosen for production in our
gallery space at 111 Front St. in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
For 2012, DAC will be organizing exhibitions around the theme of "Focus."
Artists and curators are encouraged to interpret the theme as they see
We will consider all proposals, though we will admit a bias to installation,
video, the very loud, the very quiet and/or the very small. Proposals
can be for solo or group exhibitions. As DAC is a small (and nimble!)
institution, artists and curators will have a very hands on role in developing
and installing the show. Proposals that include elements of public programming
1. The deadline for proposals is September 12th, 2011.
2. Initial proposals should be a written statement only. The proposals
should be presented thus:
A summary of the exhibition not exceeding 200 words
A detailed description, including how the exhibition addresses the theme,
not more than 1500 words.
Proposals should be submitted as PDFs.
3. All interested applicants should be familiar with DAC's exhibition
4. Please do not include images, videos, CVs or links at this time. Proposals
that do not follow this guideline will not be reviewed.
5. Proposals are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later
than midnight, September 12th, 2011.
The subject line should be: 2012 FOCUS Proposal
7. If you have questions, please email us at email@example.com.
No phone calls, please.
8. Here is our FLOORPLAN!
DAC will review all submissions and compile a shortlist of 10 applicants.
Additional support materials, images, resumes etc. will be requested from
these applicants of interest for Round II of the open call. The decision
of Dumbo Arts Center is final. Applicants eligible for Round II be notified
by November 1, 2012.
OPEN CALL EXHIBITIONS TO DATE
Reina Kubota and Hang Xu
September 24 - November 14, 2010
Curated by Josh Altman
March 6 - April 25, 2010
by Nivi Alroy and Shirley Shor
Curated by Peter Frank
January 9 - February 21, 2010
OF GREEN (Two artist)
Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen
September 25 - December 3, 2009
Curated by Felicity Hogan
June 20 - August 9, 2009
Curated by Ruba Katrib
March 7 - April 26, 2009
Curated by Tania Duvergne
September 13 - November 16, 2008
HOLY HOLES: ABSOLUTE
Curated by Denise Carvalho
June 14 - August 3, 2008
(In this case, the curator was invited, but the artists were selected
through an open call).
Curated by David Kennedy Cutler
March 15 - May 4, 2008