Communion Arts Submissions

Communion is an experimental installation aimed at creating a living memory space that viewers can explore, located in the Juvenis Storefront Gallery. Space is charged, it is the stage for memory to be crafted into stories we tell about ourselves. As memory fades, we become the audience fo our own stories, and for trans and non-binary people this act is seemingly unavoidable. How do we turn messy internal spaces of memory into consumable narratives? And for who? The installation provides view into this process, creating a cluttered surreal bedroom space in between memory and reality. 

Trans and non-binary artists are invited to have their visual art incorporated into the space. We are looking for pieces on the process of memory - investigating narratives of gender and identity. Submission can range from photography, painting, sculpture, print-making, text-art, etc. Art can be submitted to both Communion and the Storefront Gallery.

Submit your project by following the instructions below

Application Deadline:

Wednesday, April 7 by 11:59pm
**High school students- Monday, April 9 by 11:59pm**

How to submit your work

There are 2 steps to our submission process for the Communion. Both parts are very important to ensure that we have all the necessary information, so please be sure to complete both steps!

Step 1:

Please fill out the online submission form below

Step 2: 

For this exhibition, please submit up to a maximum of 5 works you would like to have considered by the selection team. Please send the following information to maureen.barnes@bluecanoetheatrical.ca with the subject “Storefront Art Application”

  1. Descriptions for each piece:
    Please list the title, medium (ex. paintings, sculptures, video), date created, and dimensions for each artwork you are submitting. As well, please include a short description of each work including how the work fits into the exhibition theme.
  2. Artist Statement (one paragraph)- please tell us a bit about yourself and your art style
  3. Photos or Documentation:
    Please attach documentation for each work you would like to submit. This can be submitted as a photograph, video, or audio file. Please submit high quality files, as these will be a very important aspect of your application and it will be the first time we see your work. The work you submit should be attached to the email as separate files according to the specifications below: 
    Photographs should be submitted as .jpeg files, videos should be submitted as .mp4 files and audio tracks should be submitted as .mp3 files

 **Label all documents chronologically with your name (ex. JohnSnow_1, JohnSnow_2 and so on). For the descriptions and Artist Statement, please submit them as one PDF file, if possible.***

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