CAFKA is seeking submissions for its biennial exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces of the Region of Waterloo in June 2018. The biennial exhibition is curated by CAFKA’s Program Committee, which will consider submission proposals as part of its curatorial research.
For the on-line application form and instructions how to apply, please go to:
Deadline for submissions is midnight on March 15, 2017.
CAFKA pays artist fees of $2,000 CAD for new work, in addition to negotiable expenses. Video and one-time performance fees are paid in accordance with the CARFAC fee schedule.
Since its inception in 2001, CAFKA has produced and exhibited 206 projects by 192 artists over 11 exhibitions. From the beginning the Open Call for Submissions has been an important way for the CAFKA Program Committee to connect with emerging and mid career artists across Canada and abroad. Taking place over three days in the month of April, the Open Call jury, in addition to comprising of the members of the CAFKA Program Committee, also includes artists from the community and non-artist board members. Each is invited to each sit in on one jury session. For the CAFKA.16 jury a total of 13 people participated in the deliberations.
In 2007 CAFKA supplemented its Open Call with an Invitational component. Additional artists, identified by the Program Committee and the invited jurors, are invited to submit proposals. The final exhibition is made of both invited artists and artists selected from the Open Call.
The CAFKA biennial exhibition of art in public spaces initiates conversations around public space and the social and critical functions of art. It galvanizes the community of artists and art lovers in the Region, who dedicate countless volunteer hours as board members, members of the Program Committee and jury, as event planners, educators, installers, and as hosts.
CAFKA is grateful for the support of the City of Kitchener, Musagetes Fund of the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, City of Waterloo and its individual donors and volunteers.
For more information about submitting to the CAFKA.18: Call For Proposals, please contact CAFKA at: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.cafka.org.