Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015 – Call for Exhibition Proposals for Winter 2016

Propose an exhibition for Winter 2016 at Gallery 263! Our Curatorial Proposal Series provides the opportunity for artists of all media and experience levels to experiment with the organization and presentation of contemporary art, with guidance and support from the 263 team. Open to solo and group proposals. Online submissions only, see prospectus for details. New England artists eligible: MA, NH, CT, RI, VT, ME. For group proposals, at least 50% of the group must be from New England. At least 50% of the proposed work must be created within the last 2 years.

Deadline to Apply: Sunday November 15, 11:59pm

Two Fall Exhibition Options:

In your application you may state a preference, but your proposal will be automatically considered for both. We will choose two exhibitions.

  1. December 27, 2015 – January 30, 2016
  2. March 6 – April 2, 2016

Notification: November 23

Application Fee: $30

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Deadline: May 1, 2015 – 6-Week Summer Artist Residency at Gallery 263

Gallery 263 is pleased to offer our 700-square foot space to artists of all media and experience levels for 6 weeks in the Summer of 2015.  We strive to give the local Boston and Cambridge community a stake in the process, not just the product, of art making.  Enjoy a comfortable, collaborative environment in which to incubate ideas, fuel discussion, and produce new work.  This is a non-live-in, shared residency opportunity, and will be awarded to up to four solo artists or to one collective of artists.  Artists benefit from full access to our space and amenities, engage the public with at least one outreach event, and conclude their stay with a showcase.

Residency Period: 6 weeks; June 1- July 11, 2015

Deadline to apply: Sunday, May 1 11:59pm

Notification: Friday, May 8

Application fee: $25

Thanks to a generous grant from the Cambridge Arts Council, Gallery 263 has been able to cut Residency fees to artists by more than 50% this year.

2015 Studio Fee:  $150 per artist for a residency with four artists ($150 x 4 = $600) OR $600 assessed to a collective of artists

Physical amenities include high tin ceilings and incredible natural light, great community visibility, wireless internet, A/C, plentiful outlets, mini fridge, kitchenware, microwave, approx. 25 folding chairs available, bathroom with toilet, large sink & hot water.

Our supportive staff will help to plan and promote your outreach event and showcase, and is available for discussion and critique throughout the Residency period.
Be an emerging, working artist.
Have a secure living situation for the duration of the Residency.
Work well in a shared space situation.
Have a digital portfolio ready to submit to our online application process.
Tell us your creative plan for your work this summer.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must compile a pdf document containing a narrative, images, an image list and a CV or resume. Please fully read online instructions before submitting your application.

Instructions and application:

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Deadline: July 13, 2014 – Propose an Exhibition for Gallery 263, Cambridge MA

We are currently accepting applications for two Fall 2014 exhibitions. Our Curatorial Proposal Series program provides artists of all media and career levels the opportunity to experiment with the organization and presentation of contemporary art.

Open to group and solo proposals, though groups are encouraged. Exhibitions are each 5 weeks long, during September/October and October/November.  Gallery 263 Staff support and guide CPS artists through the entire exhibition process, and expect a high degree of professional commitment from exhibiting artists and curators.  Online submissions only.  New England artists eligible: MA, NH, CT, RI, VT, ME.

Deadline to Apply: July 13

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