Due 5pm June 15, 2024

Exhibition Application Form
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The Anna invites undergraduate students in their graduating year to apply for one-week exhibitions that will be programmed in Galleries 1, 2A, 2B and 3. Port Loggia Gallery will be programmed on an ad hoc basis. If you wish to submit a proposal to the Treaty Space Gallery, please contact

Exhibition dates and gallery spaces will be prioritized for graduating Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour (BIPOC) students. We welcome you to identify yourself/your communities in your bio or within your submission proposal, if you wish to disclose.

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 (in March & April);
  2. Undergraduate students in their graduating year;
  3. Group/ Class exhibitions;
  4. Visiting Artists
  5.  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.

Exhibition Policy

The Anna Leonowens Gallery (“the Anna”) is a public exhibition space and resource for showcasing work on the NSCAD University campus. The Anna currently has two locations, 1891 Granville St. at the NSCAD Fountain Campus and 1107 Marginal Rd. at the NSCAD Port Campus, and this policy serves as a guide for showcasing artwork on all three university campuses. All those who exhibit or utilize the Anna’s resources must familiarize themselves with this policy.

Download the policy here

Reason for Policy

The exhibition program at NSCAD University has, in order of priority, the following purposes:

  • To provide students with an exhibition experience that supports the professional development of students as part of their academic program in which their own creative work is displayed and “critiqued” within the University community.
  • To provide the student body with the opportunity to view exhibitions by artists, curators, and designers including work by faculty and alumni as well as work by individuals or groups from outside the University community, that are organized as part of the academic and artistic program at the University.
  • To provide exhibition space where the work of artists, curators and designers, primarily but not exclusively from the University, can be viewed by the general public as well as specialized publics from the community at large.