Deadline: February 28, 2022
We are pleased to announce UHA’s very first open call, for exhibitions between July 2022 and August 2023.
The theme, LAND, while open-ended, relates to the juncture at which Newfoundland as a whole finds itself, grappling with longstanding impacts and responsibilities of early colonization on the island. Relevant concepts that will be prioritized include work that is responsive to Indigenous sovereignty and truths, extraction-based economies, climate crisis, out-migration and immigration, land-based practice, and sustainable futures. As an artist-run-centre in a rural area, we want to be a leader in furthering regional discourse around these critical themes.
Newfoundland and Labrador artists who have been living permanently out-of-province will be given special consideration for one exhibition slot if their proposal fits the selection criteria. If you would like to be considered for this slot, please self-identify in your application.
Two exhibitions for the LAND programming will be selected by a jury, and two exhibitions will emerge from our artist-in-residence program.
Artist fees and compensation:
Selected artists will be paid exhibition fees as per 2022/2023 CARFAC-RAAV recommendations. Please note that UHA is a Category I organization. Pending funding, additional opportunities may be available for additional programming and associated artist fees, such as artist talks or workshops. A shipping and/or travel budget will be available and coordinated between the gallery and the artist.
How to apply:
In your application please send the completed application form (below) and support materials to unionhousearts[at]gmail.com. You may instead submit your application as a video (under 10 minutes) if that is more accessible to you. In your video please make sure to include all the information in the application form.
Before submitting your application please make sure it is complete and in the correct format or it will not be considered. If you need support preparing your proposal please contact us at unionhousearts[at]gmail.com no later than February 24 2022.
Union House Arts is housed within a restored historical building in rural Newfoundland. As such the gallery spaces have a particular character; they are not typical “white cube” spaces. A gallery floorplan and images from past exhibitions can be found below.
Union House Arts would like to acknowledge support from the Canada Council for the Arts for their generous funding of our 2022 exhibition season.