General Submission Guidelines

The ODD Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space housed in the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC), on Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in territory in Dawson City, Yukon.

The ODD Gallery’s year-round programming features solo and group exhibitions (selected and curated by committee) by regional, national and international visual artists. The gallery also presents a wide array of outreach programming including artist talks, openings, lectures, screenings, youth programs and other special events. Gallery programming fosters professionalism and appreciation of regional visual arts practice and provides the community with exposure and access to a diverse range of national and international contemporary visual arts practices and theories.

The ODD Gallery invites proposals from regional, national and international visual artists and curators working in all mediums and disciplines.
Proposals will be considered for the 2022 exhibition season.

General Proposal Guidelines: 

General Exhibitions NEW deadline: April 15, 2021.
Note: Due to the volume of submissions, only successful applicants will be contacted.

All media will be considered within current space and equipment limitations. Gallery facilities consist of 700 sq feet with 90 ft of running wall space at a height of 9 ft 6 inches, plywood lined walls, LED track lighting, basic installation hardware and tools, electrical outlets placed low on the walls, electrical outlets in the ceiling, monitors, DVD or mediaplayer (subject to availability), HD projector, plinths.

Artists are responsible for any additional required equipment or display materials.

Gallery Floorplan


Proposals Should Include:

A. Documentation of Work

Note: We do not accept compressed files. Do not use ftp, zip files, Dropbox, WeTransfer etc.
Some email systems zip files automatically; using recommended file sizes should prevent this from occurring.

Still Images:
– 10 to 20 images saved as .jpg files at 72 dpi in RGB colour mode.
– Maximum file size 1920 x 1080
– Label each image with a number and title – start the first nine images with a zero (01title.jpg, 02title.jpg…10title.jpg) to ensure they are presented in the order you wish.

Film/Video/Audio/Time-based Work:
Please make video and audio files available online (ie Vimeo, Youtube, soundcloud etc) and provide the url link(s) in one separate PDF.
Total running time is not to exceed 10 minutes.

B. Include all of the following in one PDF:

1. Contact info (name, mailing address, email, phone) & Project Brief (50 words or less)

2. Exhibition Proposal & Artist Statement
Max 1 page combined. Excess text will not be presented to the selections committee.

a. Please confirm that you are applying for general exhibition.

b. A clear and concise description of the proposed exhibition, listing any special requirements.

c. An artist’s or curatorial statement relating to the proposed work.

3. Current CV(s) (max 3 pages)

4. Description of Documented Work
Still Images – a numbered list indicating artist, title, medium, dimensions, and date
Video/Audio/Time-based Work – a description indicating artist, title, medium, duration and date of work.

* Please include only the requested material in your proposal package. Packages that do not include all of the above will be deemed incomplete and may not be considered.


FEES & FINANCIALS

The ODD Gallery will pay a solo exhibition fee of $2119 and provide one-way shipping assistance up to $500. Artist talk fees of $322 will be paid to visiting artists for a presentation on or around the exhibition opening. In addition, the Gallery will cover the production of promotion and dissemination materials such as invitations and exhibition brochures. The ODD Gallery provides food and beverages for all our exhibition openings.

While the Gallery will assist with installation and will cover basic production expenses, the artist will be responsible for installation logistics and all other expenses such as transportation, travel, framing, specialized equipment and major painting/repairs*. All work exhibited in the gallery will be insured up to a total value of $25,000 for the course of the exhibition including time in transit.

General Exhibitions deadline: April 15, 2021.

EMAIL complete applications to:
kiac.submissions@gmail.com
(For info/inquiries please email: gallery@kiac.ca)

*Email subject line should read: yourlastname gallery submission
**All support materials should be attached to one email

MAIL complete applications to:
KIAC ODD Gallery
Box 8000
Dawson City, Yukon
Y0B 1G0

*Mailed submissions will not be returned