Who's Eligible and How to Apply for Gallery4Culture and E4C

Gallery4Culture

When to Apply

The application period for the 2014 Gallery Season is closed. The deadline for the 2015 Gallery Season will be in January, 2015. Announcements for this call and many others can be emailed to you directly by signing up for our monthly newsletter. For more opportunities, visit our opportunities section.

Who Can Apply

Eligibility is limited to artists, artist teams, and independent curators who reside in King County, WA and are not represented by a commercial gallery at the time of application. Members of artist run collectives and cooperative galleries are eligible. Artists working in all media and genres are encouraged to apply, including those whose medium or method of work is under-represented in commercial galleries. Please contact Esther Luttikhuizen with questions concerning eligibility at 206 296.8674.

Selection Process

A Selection Panel composed of regional arts professionals reviews applications and awards eleven exhibition opportunities for the upcoming gallery season (September 2013 through August 2014). The Panel composition changes yearly. The Panel takes into consideration variety of media and approaches as well as cultural and geographic diversity. Final selection is based on artistic merit and the strength of the proposal. An applicant’s images and statement must clearly convey their ability to execute their proposed exhibition. This is an online application only.

e4c

When to Apply

The next deadline to apply for the 2014 season is still being determined. Announcements for this call and many others can be emailed to you directly by signing up for our monthly newsletter.

Who Can Apply

e4c, 4Culture’s electronic gallery, is an annual program dedicated to presenting exhibitions by artists working in media, living in the United States. We encourage artists working in all media genres to apply.

Selection Process

A panel composed of local artists, arts professionals, and curators reviews applications annually. The composition of the panel changes each year. The panel selects proposals for the upcoming season. Selection of work is based foremost upon artistic excellence. The panel considers geographic and cultural diversity, as well as variety of genres. Applications will also be evaluated on appropriateness in concept and content for a public location. Work samples should represent the artist’s ability to prepare a high quality media presentation.

If Selected

Selected artists will work with the e4c program manager to adapt selected work for optimal presentation. e4c utilizes software with a time-line interface, which is distributed through a network to the display monitors and speakers. The selected artists will also work with the e4c program manager to create promotional materials. Each selected artist will receive a modest honorarium to help defray expenses. The artists retain all rights of the works submitted.

Works will be displayed in conjunction with others during e4c presentation hours (generally, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM) each day. In conjunction with Gallery4Culture, e4c launches selected works for display during First Thursday Art Walk, Seattle’s largest art walk. Promotion includes a monthly press release, website updates and a postcard mailer.

Please contact Heather Dwyer with any questions you may have about e4c.