Deadline: July 1st by midnight
Please email your supporting documents to:

submissions@thridingstudiogallery.ca

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CALL FOR
  ARTIST MEMBERS

ARTIST MEMBERSHIP

Artist Membership offers individuals to practice and show their work in the space while building the art community in York Region. Every 24 months, we accept 18 artists to take over the space for creation and exhibition. Artists pay $75/month for this period and enjoy the many benefits offered by Thirding Studio Gallery mentioned below. It is expected from artist members to participate in committee meetings, special initiatives, and gallery administration aspects.

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

We start accepting applications for the 2021-2023 now. The deadline to submit the application with all the supporting documents is July 1st. 

The committee will communicate their decisions in Mid July and memberships will start on August 1st.

WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE SINGLE PDF APPLICATION?

The following documents must be joint as a single PDF and be emailed to: submissions@thirdingstudiogallery.ca  Applications sent by mail or fax will be rejected.

  • Letter of Intent drawing your interest in Thirding (max 250 words)

  • Artist Statement (max 250 words)

  • Current Curriculum Vitae 

  • Link to the artist's website (if applicable) 

  • If you don't have a website, you are required to provide a link to your portfolio with 5- 20 images of your work followed by an image list indicating title, year of execution, medium, and dimensions or running time.*

  • ​Links must be provided for Video/Performance-based works i.e. youtube, Vimeo and etc. (maximum of 3 videos are accepted) 

  • It is optional for the applicants to submit extra relevant support material such as articles, reviews, catalogues, etc.

*All submitted works must be executed within the past 5 year period.

BENEFITS OF ARTIST MEMBERSHIP

  • A 3-week solo exhibition in a 24-month period in the main gallery space.

  • No commission on the sales of artworks.

  • Use of the office/workspace throughout the year by appointment. 

  • Run for a board position as well as vote at the members’ Annual and General Meetings.

  • Become jury members through a voting process.

  • Subscription to eNewsletter 

  • Have an artist’s interview featured on the Thirdings Studio Gallery’s e-newsletter

  • Have their artworks displayed and promoted on the Thirdings website and social media.

  • Kept informed about Thirding events

  • Participate in Thirding’s seasonal art critique sessions and have the opportunity to interact with other artists and build a network.

  • Have a workshop at the Thirding Studio Gallery upon approval by the Jury.

ELIGIBILITY

This Call is open to all professional emerging to mid-career local, national and international artists. Artists who have developed skills through training or practice, are recognized by artists working in the same artistic tradition, have a history of public presentation or publication, seek payment for their work and actively practice their art. Short breaks in artistic work history are acceptable.

 

Emerging artist: Artists in the early years of their professional careers who have a small exhibition record. And must have been practicing professionally for at least three years (meaning public presentation of work) 

 

Mid-career artist: Artists whose professional careers have passed the early stages, who have produced a reasonable body of work and have attained a fair degree of public exposure. And must have been practicing professionally for at least 8 years (meaning public presentation of work) 

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

Thirding Studio Gallery  Community Membership is an effort achieved to support the studio gallery practically. The fee is $12/year that is $1/month. Your membership fee supports The Thirding Studio Gallery to establish and continue its role as a forum for discussing and exchanging contemporary art practices through exhibitions, residencies, and member events. The Thirding Studio Gallery promotes the creation of an art community in the York Region, just outside of the Toronto boundaries, to support emerging artists of the region while contributing sufficient access to the contemporary art for York Region's neighbors and residents. 

WHERE DOES THE COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP FEE GO?

  • Gallery equipment

  • Events

  • Providing artist residencies

  • Student internship programs

  • Representation at art fairs

  • Promotional activities 

  • Gallery maintenance.

  • Engagement with the local, national, and international community.

BENEFITS OF COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

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  • Subscription to eNewsletter

  • Kept informed about Thirding events

  • Participate in Thirding’s seasonal art critique sessions.

  • Have a workshop at the Thirding Studio Gallery upon approval by the Jury.

  • Book a visit with Thirding professional artist members and artists in residency. 

HOW TO BECOME A COMMUNITY MEMBER?

To become a Community Memeber, please fill the following form: 

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP FORM

Support the community by paying $50 a year

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Thanks for your support!