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Centre D’Art Daphne General Call for Submissions

Daphne Logo. Purple circle and rectangle shape against a red background
Proposals due May 15, 2021
Eligibility: Open to First Nation, Métis, Inuit artists and curators

The Centre d’art daphne is an Indigenous artist-run centre. We are calling for proposals for exhibitions of contemporary First Nation, Métis, Inuit art for 2022-2023 by artists, curators or groups. Our objective for daphne’s exhibition and community programming space is to reflect the creative diversity, actions and practices of First Nation, Métis, Inuit curators and artists. Our mandate is to support artists at all levels of their career.

daphne has 3 exhibition spaces
The main exhibition gallery is 480 sq. Ft. / 44.5 m2 which can accommodate large-scale murals from a variety of media, as well as installations, performances and sculptures. One full wall is window.A secondary room of 117 ft2 / 10.8 m2.A “black box” video room (73.5 sq. Ft. / 6.8 sq. Ft.) is designed for media projections.The height of all ceilings is 9ft / 2.75m.
Floor Plan
Exhibitions will be selected according to the strength of the artistic merit and relevance to the broader understanding of contemporary Indigenous art. Our priorities constitute programming artists whose work hinges on experimentation in form and content. daphne is interested in programming a wide variety of contemporary artistic practice including 2- and 3-dimensional works, media/new media and performance-based art.

We are very interested in programming that extends the viewer’s experience of the exhibited work, the artist’s practice and their chosen media. daphne will be interested in proposals that includes programming that engages our community- this can include, amongst other events or workshops, artist talks, screenings, symposia, publications and digital/internet technologies.

daphne will seek funding for the exhibitions selected and ensure all artists are paid according to the CARFAC recommended fee schedule.

Proposals will be accepted until May 15, 2021.

The Centre d’art daphne selection committee will jury the submissions.
We-transfer Submissions should be addressed to:
Lori Beavis @

Mailed Submissions should be addressed to:
Lori Beavis, Director
Centre d’art daphne
5842 rue St-Hubert, Montreal, QC H2S 2L7
Your proposal needs to include the following
Artist/ curatorial Statement (2-3 paragraphs)
Artist / curator Resume / C.V. (1 – 4 pages)
Artist / Curator Proposal Space and equipment requirements and a description outlining proposed work (1 – 2 paragraphs)

Support MaterialDigital – 10 to 15 images of proposed or recent work. Images must be MAC compatible with a minimum resolution of 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel, 500k, RGBAudio/Visual – Do not exceed 10 min of running timeURL– only applicable for artwork that is specifically created for the InternetPrinted material – Publications, reviews, or other support material (optional)Ensure that all support material is properly labeled in the order of viewing and adheres to our submission guidelinesProposal documents and Support Material may be sent by a cloud-based computer file transfer service such as WeTransfer, OR by postal services. Include a S.A.S.E. (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) if you wish to have your material returned by mail (please ensure adequate postage).
For more information please contact Lori Beavis at 514-557-4274 Or email
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