Annual Submission Deadline

DEADLINE FEB 1st, 2015

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre facilitates the presentation, interpretation, and production of visual and time-based arts. Our exhibitions engage with an array of approaches to contemporary aesthetics, and cover a broad scope of conceptual, formal, socio-political and cultural questions. We welcome proposals for solo and group exhibitions, as well as performances, curatorial projects, collaborations, lectures, workshops and other events for our 2016-2017 programming season. 

General Submission Guidelines for Main Gallery & State of Flux Gallery:

Please note that we have an email only submissions policy, and files (combined no larger than 8 MB) can be sent directly to Applications for exhibitions (both solo and group) may be considered for inclusion in group exhibitions that are curated by our Artistic Director and Programming Committee.  Successful applicants will be notified by Modern Fuel on or before April 1st.  Application materials will be kept on file for one year.  

A Gallery floor plan may be viewed at the bottom of this page.

Please send the following in one folder or PDF file:
1. Exhibition or project description (max one-page).
2. CV
3. Support Material

-a maximum of 20 images of current work related to your proposal.
-Include a separate image list (titles, dimensions, dates, media).

 -JPEG files only

-1024 pixels wide and 768 pixels high.
-1 MB maximum.
-RGB, or grayscale colour mode files only (no CMYK).

-Number and title each file (digital still); the number must appear before the title so that the order of the images will correspond to the image list, example: 001RedPainting.jpg.

-Do not submit images embedded in the following programs or formats: iphoto, Powerpoint. 


-a maximum of 20 minutes of time-based work on DVD. Time-based work can also be submitted as a computer-based media format that can be read by the following programs:

 -Quicktime, or are in the following formats: .mov .mp4 .avi. (NOTE: you may send us a private link to view video samples on Youtube, Vimeo or Flickr). 

-Include a separate documentation list (title, length, year, medium).

If you are submitting a combination of images and time-based work, subtract one digital still for every 2 minutes of time-based work submitted.


***Restrictions Governing the Eligibility of Students and Artworks Produced During a Program of Study***

Undergraduate students enrolled in a fine arts program at a school, college or university are not eligible to apply. Graduate students enrolled in a fine arts program are eligible to apply only if the proposed project is not related to the applicant’s program of studies. A letter from the applicant’s program director is required to verify this information and must be included with the application.

For more information on submissions please contact us.