Due April 1, 5pm

Exhibition Application Form
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After carefully considering public health guidelines and the unique physical circumstances at the gallery, we have come to the decision that we will be unable to host our typical roster of in-person exhibitions and gallery itself will remain closed to the public until physical distancing restrictions have been lifted.

We will be continuing to offer exhibition opportunities in our Window Galleries and online. Exhibition dates and gallery spaces will be prioritized for graduating Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) students. We welcome you to identify yourself or your communities in your bio or a separate note in your submission form.

1) Anna Leonowens Window Galleries: call to activate window spaces in Galleries 1 or 2 with installations viewable from the Granville courtyard. These window spaces are enclosed with a back wall for mounting works. These spaces can also support ceiling hangs.

2) @annaleonowens Instagram Showcase and/or website hosting: call for social media or web-based projects. We are designing an instagram template to showcase works in a similar format to the 2020 Grad Showcase. An ideal format for smaller works, detailed pieces, digital works etc. We can also support online projects hosted on other platforms created by the exhibitor (additional domain and site creation expenses are the responsibility of the exhibitor).

3) Gallery 3 Projection Window: call for video art/media projects to be rear-projected onto the Gallery 3 windows facing Hollis Street, beginning daily at dusk.

4) Off-site projects: If you would like to propose an off-site, outdoors project please submit a detailed proposal including location, site limitations, access and what supports you will need from the gallery (equipment, site insurance, do you have/ need permission to use the site).

Exhibition space in the Anna Leonowens Gallery is reserved primarily for University-based activity. Applicants are prioritized in the following order:

  1. MFA Thesis exhibitions;
  2. Undergraduate students in their graduating year;
  3. Group/ Class exhibitions;
  4. Visiting Artists and Faculty projects.


To be eligible for an exhibition you must be enrolled in at least one course during the semester you intend to exhibit. Priority is given to students in the final semester of their graduating year. Winter semester priority is given to MFA Thesis exhibitions which typically take up the months of March and April. If you are an undergraduate student who can only exhibit in March or April we will likely not be able to accommodate your request. A student graduating in April may be considered eligible for an exhibition in the following Summer semester only at the invitation of Gallery staff.
Please note: This is a competitive application process. Not everyone who applies for an exhibition will be given the opportunity to exhibit solo. In the case that the Exhibitions Committee notices a common theme amongst a number of applicants the Committee reserves the right to group proposals into 2-4 person exhibitions. Students are encouraged to curate exhibitions amongst their peers as this will increase the chances of their proposals being accepted.
The Gallery encourages proposals for two/three person projects and group shows from students in all levels of the University. These projects will be considered after all applications for solo, final-semester exhibitions are programmed.