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Submissions 

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre facilitates the presentation, interpretation, and production of contemporary visual, time-based and interdisciplinary 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, performances, and curatorial projects from artists at all stages of their careers.  

Modern Fuel's programming strives to reflect the diversity of aesthetic practices both regionally and extra-regionally, according to submission criteria as determined by the Executive Director and Programming Committee. Proposals are selected according to their critical and exploratory character – exploratory insofar as they pose significant questions (formally, conceptually and politically) within current artistic and broader socio-cultural contexts.

We welcome proposals from artists and curators of all backgrounds, including but not limited to: Persons with disabilities, Indigenous, Black and racialized persons, and persons across a spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Modern Fuel is committed to equity and inclusion; please advise us of any accommodations needed in order to complete the submission process and we will be happy to help.   

 

For any questions regarding submission requirements or if you are experiencing technical difficulties, please email info@modernfuel.org or call 613-548-4883 well in advance of the deadline. 

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Annual Call for Submissions

Annual Deadline: Our 2021 Call for Submissions has currently been put on hold. While the deadline is usually March 1st, this year the call will go out later. Stay tuned via our newsletter and social media profiles for updates!

Applications will be assessed by a jury chaired by the Executive Director soon after the deadline. Please note that applications for exhibitions (both solo and group) may be considered for inclusion in group exhibitions that are curated by the Executive Director.

Applicants will be notified of their results in the summer.

Application materials will be kept on file for one year.  

We program approximately two years in advance. Applications submitted by the next deadline will be considered for 2023. 

A Gallery floor plan may be viewed here.

Submission Requirements:

  1. Exhibition Description (500 words max.)

  2. Artist's/Curator's Statement (300 words max.)

  3. Applicant Bio (150 words max.)

  4. CV (5 pages max.)

  5. Supporting documentation (Up to 20 images and/or videos of previous and/or proposed work, along with a PDF of their descriptions.)

  6. Any technical requirements

  7. Optional Programming Ideas

  8. Links to social media and/or website if applicable

 

For more information on submissions please contact us.

Annual Juried Exhibition

The Annual Juried Exhibition is a group exhibition presenting new works by Modern Fuel members. It serves to highlight the ongoing and developing practice of local and regional artists. Submissions have opened for our Annual Juried Exhibition responding to the theme: “Where from here?”. Learn more and submit by June 1st.

To become a member of the jury, please email admin@modernfuel.org. Jurors should be Modern Fuel members in good standing, have an active contemporary art practice, should not be applying to the exhibition, and should have an arms-length relationship to anyone applying to the show (ex: members should not be applying to be a juror if their partner or family member is applying to the exhibition). 

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Submission Requirements:

  1. Description of the work(s) (300 words max.)

  2. Artist Statement (300 words max.)

  3. Bio (150 words max.)

  4. Supporting documentation (Up to 5 images and/or videos of proposed work.)

  5. Any technical requirements

  6. Links to website / social media if applicable

 

For more information on submissions please contact us.

Image by Drew Beamer

RE:MEMBER annual members' show and sale 

RE:MEMBER is our annual members' show and sale. This exhibition-fundraiser, features works in a variety of mediums for sale at a 50/50 split between the artists and the centre.  The members’ show and sale has been part of Modern Fuel since 1983, and remains its largest fundraising event. Hosting its first sale thirty-six years ago in Confederation Park, the effort has taken on multiple formats from live auction to direct sale and many venues including the Ramada Inn Walkways, The Grand Theatre, The Kingston Arts Council Office, 21A Queen Street and the Tett Centre - where we are located today. This event allows Kingston to see the contemporary art present within its community as well as celebrate the growth and development of our space, members and supporters.

The submission form and details will be made available in October of each year.

Submission Requirements:

  1. Description of the work(s) (300 words max.)

  2. Artist Statement (300 words max.)

  3. Bio (150 words max.)

  4. Supporting documentation (Up to 5 images and/or videos of proposed work.

  5. Any technical requirements

  6. Links to website / social media if applicable

 

For more information on submissions please contact us.

Thanks to our Funders

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Unit #305 at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

370 King St W, Kingston, ON Canada  

For more information email info@modernfuel.org or call (613) 548 4883  

Tues - Sat 12pm - 5pm

Modern Fuel is situated on the unceded ancestral territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg peoples. We acknowledge the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg peoples as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land.