Submission Guidelines

Exhibition Submission Guidelines for Artists and Curators

It is the mandate of OAG to advance knowledge and understanding of contemporary visual arts within the community through exhibitions, acquisitions, lectures and symposia, public programs, bilingual publications, traveling exhibitions, and adherence to standard museum practices. OAG seeks to present and mediate the widest possible range of contemporary art practices and to reflect excellence and cultural diversity through all aspects of its programs.

OAG’s exhibition program is invitational, and the Gallery also accepts exhibition proposals on an ongoing basis from professional artists and curators. The exhibitions are booked at least three years in advance.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Current CV
  • Up to 10 digital images of recent work, with accompanying image credit list detailing artist’s name, titles, dates, medium and dimensions of each work;
  • A brief description of the proposed concept
  • Any additional relevant material such as publications and critical reviews
  • If mailed, a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned

In the event that the proposed artworks have not yet been produced, please provide a detailed description of the intent in addition to support material featuring past work.

OAG is not responsible for lost or damaged submissions. Please do not submit original slides, artwork or master DVDs. If you want to have your support materials returned, you must include a self-addressed envelope with the required postage. Please remember to contact the gallery if you have a change of address and/or telephone number.

Please note, OAG will only reply to proposals in which it is interested.

Submit digital applications (with the subject line For Curatorial Department) by email to:

Submit applications by mail to:

Curatorial Department
Ottawa Art Gallery
10 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2