Centre CLARK invites artists, collectives, and curators to submit exhibition projects component of its annual programming. Selected projects will be presented from September 2024 to June 2025. CLARK supports innovative artistic practices, as it presents exhibitions from emerging or established, local and international artists.
Our programming features a multiplicity of voices, perspectives, heritages and experiences that translate into as many forms of contemporary art. The Centre's programming is based on this commitment to promoting a plurality of practices. The Centre also pays particular attention to environmental issues and sustainable development, which the programming committee takes into consideration when evaluating each application. Applications are analyzed and selected by a diversified programming committee made up of CLARK members and employees.
Centre CLARK has two exhibition spaces (for more details on rooms 1 and 2, see floor plan). CLARK offers one space per submission, with the exception of group exhibitions, which may exceptionally be allocated both spaces.
Deadline for submission: October 1st, 2023.
Artists, collectives and curators wishing to submit an exhibition project must fill out the submission form with the following information:
— A description of the project (maximum 300 words) ;
— An artistic or curatorial statement (maximum 300 words – if the project involves several collaborators, maximum 100 words per person);
— A curriculum vitae (and those of collaborators, if applicable);
— Captioned visual material. Maximum of twenty images from previous projects, as well as from the proposed project even if not completed – image descriptions are to be added in the submission form provided for this purpose). For videos (maximum 10 minutes), it is also possible to include Web links in the media documentation section of the form. When sources are private, please include the password;
— A list of technical requirements for project and any other technical details, if necessary;
— A technical and exhibition plan for the project (optional).
Only applications submitted via the online form will be considered by the committee. If you have not received an email acknowledgement after submitting your application, please notify us at the following e-mail address: [email protected].
— Exhibition fees paid according to the scales recommended by the Canadian Artists' Representation/Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC): current exhibition fees for artists are $2300 and fees for curators are $1750 per room;
— 16 hours of work at Atelier CLARK for the production related to the exhibition, with the support of the team of technicians;
—Technical support during set-up and dismantling with the exhibition coordinator and technicians;
— An honorarium of $200 for a thirty-minute discussion – remote or face-to-face – with the cultural mediation manager;
— Professional photographic documentation of the exhibition.
Support for the application
— Two visual workshops, one in French and one in English, will be offered to artists and curators wishing to prepare and write an application for the call.
For artists from outside of Montreal, a minimum of 50% of travel expenses will be reimbursed and five nights' accommodation will be provided (location at the discretion of the Center).
Service for parents
Parents with young children are encouraged to contact CLARK to discuss their needs. CLARK can, for example, arrange babysitting services, organize a breast-feeding area, or provide other necessary services during the set-up and dismantling of the exhibition.
People with reduced mobility can access Centre CLARK via a ramp located on the north side of the Pôle de Gaspé building. For assistance with opening the Centre's doors, a bell is installed on the right-hand side of the CLARK door in the building's main corridor. CLARK is currently working to make its spaces more accessible. If you have any specific access needs, please write to [email protected].
Support for people with disabilities
Artists or curators with disabilities needing help with their application can write to [email protected].
Only proposals submitted via our online form will be considered. If you have not received an acknowledgement of receipt by email after submitting your proposal, please contact us as soon as possible at: [email protected]