Call for Submissions: Associations

We invite artists to apply to participate in Associations, this year's Annual Juried Exhibition, which will run from August 26 to September 30, 2017. We are interested in works produced in a range of visual and time-based disciplines that engage with the social dimension of contemporary cultural production. Artists are encouraged to consider associations broadly, whether between artists, other workers, community groups or broader ecologies. 

All participating artists will receive artist fees in accordance with CARFAC’s current rates.

Submissions should include a short artist statement (max. 150 words), brief bio (max. 100 words) and CV, as well as 5-10 images or a link to video or sound work (max. 5 minutes).

Applications due August 12, 2017. Please send digital submissions only, which can be emailed to with the subject "Associations". 

In conjunction with this exhibition we will be starting a "Policy Matters" reading group, discussing the history of artist-run centres and other noncommercial arts organizations, as well as arts administration more broadly. Thanks to a generous donation by Clive Robertson of two-dozen copies of his book Policy Matters: Administrations of Art and Culture, all participants will be loaned a copy while participating in the reading group. This will be an invaluable opportunity to critically reflect on artist-run culture and its often unseen administrative side, while discussing ways of improving access for marginalized and racialized communities. If you would like to participate in the reading group please email with the subject "Reading Group".