SPAACES is accepting proposals for future solo, group themed and curated exhibitions.
Please email your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Resume / CV
- Narrative Bio – up to 200 words
- Artist statement – up to 400 words
- Short synopsis of exhibition – up to 60 words
- Detailed exhibition proposal that outlines both the concept and plan for the exhibition, and the relationship of the work samples to your proposal – up to 600 words
- If you need funding from SPAACES, a full budget worksheet
- Work samples – IMAGES:
– Upload up to 10 images. Images must be submitted as JPEG, PNG, or PDFs, with filenames formatted as: ARTISTLASTNAME_1.jpeg. Images should be optimized for web/screen preview and no larger than 2MB each. We recommend images that are 72dpi and around 2000px on the longest side
– A detailed image list formatted as follows:
– Filename (eg. ARTISTLASTNAME_1.jpg)
– Artwork title, year, medium, dimensions
– Any additional description
- Work samples – VIDEO/AUDIO:
– If applicable, please provide up to 4 URL links for video and time-based work. Vimeo is preferred for video. Soundcloud is preferred for audio. Please note: Video/audio samples exceeding 3 minutes may not be viewed in their entirety. For longer pieces we recommend creating an excerpt or providing a cue point in the notes.
Include the following information:
– Password (if applicable)
– Artwork title, year, duration
– Any additional description
Advice on Crafting a Strong, Compelling Solo Exhibition Proposal
- Use simple language, avoiding art jargon and buzzwords.
- Open with a strong, clear sentence that succinctly communicates your idea.
- Write directly and avoid using the conditional or future tenses. “The exhibition addresses ______,” is a stronger phrase than, “The exhibition would address/ will address/ seeks to address______.”
- Be specific when writing about your work. Rather than describing your practice generally, write about a specific project or artwork that you want to use, and make a clear, compelling case for its inclusion.
- Clearly describe the exhibition plan: how will viewers experience the work? Consider the scale and layout of the gallery space (see gallery blueprint).
- Ask questions! If your proposal hinges on something related to the space: hanging from the ceiling or building a false floor, send us a short email asking if it’s possible, and we’re happy to let you know. Proposals are often rejected because they aren’t realistic for our space.
- Be sure to submit high-quality images of your work. Images should be bright, clear, and photographed on a neutral background. The stronger your images, the stronger the proposal
- Ask for feedback from a friend or family member.
- Read and follow all application instructions carefully
What is Fiscal Sponsorship?
> Legal agreement with a 501(c)(3).
> Open the door to more fundraising opportunities.
> Contributions are paid to sponsor and held in restricted fund
> Eliminate the barrier of applying for 501(c)(3) status.
Fiscal Sponsorship is a formal arrangement in which a 501(c)(3) public charity sponsors a project that lacks exempt status. This is an alternative to starting a nonprofit which allows M. Chapel Projects to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations under the sponsor’s exempt status. Fractured Atlas is the country’s largest arts fiscal sponsor. They work with thousands of artists and arts organizations to provide education and support for raising funds. Fractured Atlas empowers artists, arts organizations, and other cultural sector stakeholders by eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression, so as to foster a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem.