The VAV Gallery: VAV Gallery Winter Programming and Jury Call-out: Deadline December 9th!




The VAV Gallery is now accepting submissions for its 2022 Winter Programming



About The VAV,

The V.A.V. (Visual Arts Visuels) Gallery is a student-run exhibition space, supported by a Concordia Fine Arts Undergraduate student fee levy. Concordia students of all identities and levels of experience are encouraged to participate. Concordia University is located on Kanien’kehá:ka traditional territory.

Deadline to submit: Thursday, December 9th, 2021 at 11:59 PM


Eligibility:

Concordia Undergraduate Fine Arts students enrolled in at least one Fine Arts course during the 2021-2022 academic year.


For inclusion and representativeness, the VAV Gallery encourages under-represented artists in the current visual arts community to submit.


Open call:
 
  1. The VAV Gallery is excited to accept submissions in different forms such as written and visual research, sound art, audio-visual explorations, poetry, performances, project proposals, group shows with themes as well as any form of in-progress or completed work. The VAV Gallery seeks varied proposals in order to constitute a winter programming representative of the diversity of current visual arts practices and is happy to discuss new ideas.
  2. For each exhibition, the gallery will have an accompanying online archive. The physical works will be documented, then uploaded online.
  3. Students are welcome to submit more than one artwork/project for consideration, however, only one submission form may be used.
  4. Submissions can be of completed work, works-in-progress, or can be in the form of proposals for projects such as performances, installations, curatorial experiments, and one-night events.
  5. All files must be Mac OS compatible, and any linked content (video, audio, et cetera) must be viewable for at least two weeks after the deadline. Please include passwords for password-protected content in your Project Statement.
  6. Submissions will be accepted in either French or English.


We encourage applicants to consult our mandate, as well as our archives (available on our website: https://www.vavgallery.ca/) to know more about the VAV Gallery’s programming.


How to apply:

Interested artists must submit a dossier including the following elements:
 
  • Preferred name and pronoun.
  • The name of the piece/project/research with its dimensions, medium/materials, and year of completion.
  • Short general description of your concept behind the body of work being submitted (250 words max.)
  • Short artist description (150 words max.)
  • Your CV is optional.


Submissions will be accepted in either French or English and only proposals submitted via the online form will be considered. Before submitting, please read carefully our Anti-Oppression Statement in the application form below

Submit here

Selection process:

The VAV Gallery’s programming is democratically juried every semester by 1 member of our Board of Directors, 2 VAV Gallery employees, and 1-3 members of the Undergraduate Fine Arts student body through a system of score voting.  The members of the Undergraduate Fine Arts student body are selected randomly from those who applied to the call out for jury members. More details on how to apply as jury members for the 2022 Winter programming at the end of the document.
 

Equity:

The VAV Gallery values the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized communities bring to our organization. We encourage, among others, Indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities, people identifying as LGBTQI, women, formerly incarcerated or institutionalized people, immigrants and people from working class backgrounds to apply. We also understand that applicants may experience a number of these identities simultaneously in ways that reinforce and nuance their experience. We are committed to creating an organization as diverse as the communities we serve. If you wish to be considered for exhibition equity, you can let us know when filling out your submission form. Please note that while it is not required that candidates explain why they would like to be considered for exhibition equity, please feel free to speak to any relevant lived experiences in your responses.


Further questions: vav.board@gmail.com

Learn more about the VAV gallery, visit our Instagram account @vavgallery  


The VAV Gallery is looking for jury members for its 2022 Winter Programming

About The VAV,

The V.A.V. (Visual Arts Visuels) Gallery is a student-run exhibition space, supported by a Concordia Fine Arts Undergraduate student fee levy. Concordia students of all identities and levels of experience are encouraged to participate. Concordia University is located on Kanien’kehá:ka traditional territory.


Deadline to submit: Thursday, December 9th, 2021 at 11:59 PM

The VAV Gallery jury is a way to get involved with Concordia's student-run gallery space.  JOIN OUR JURY!
Position title: Jury member for the 2022 VAV Gallery Winter Programing

How the jury process works:
The VAV Gallery’s programming is democratically juried every semester by 1 member of our Board of Directors, 2 VAV Gallery employees, and 1-3 members of the Undergraduate Fine Arts student body. The projected jury date will take place the week after the call for submissions deadline (see above). All Jury Participants will be expected to review each submission, apply a score and take notes for each submission.

How to apply:
Submit here


Please note that students submitting artwork to our call for Winter Programming cannot be selected to participate in the jury.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these positions will take place online through Zoom and email in order to respect social distancing government regulations.