Call for proposals
2021 Self-Funded Exhibitions, Curatorial Projects and Residency
National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, ZimbabweDeadline: 30 Nov 2020
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo is now accepting proposals for self-funded local and international exhibitions, Curatorial projects and Residency applications.
Local and visiting Artists and Curators wishing to present new ideas and projects in the context of the Bulawayo gallery space and emerging independent curators committed to developing their professional practice can now submit proposals for exhibitions and visiting –Artists in Residency for 2021.
1. Artists must submit proposals for the presentation of their own (solo or collaborative) work.
2. For collaborations, artists must confirm interest/availability before they submit the proposal.
3. Artists that have not exhibited their work at the NGB over the last three years are particularly encouraged to apply.
While submissions are accepted based on all sorts of ideas, in 2021 NGB remain committed to exhibiting:
1) The work of emerging contemporary artists, particularly those in the SADC region.
2) Work that contributes to the ongoing dialogue about contemporary art practices.
3) Projects that push artistic practice in new and interesting forms and directions, including digital artists as well as artists that showcase traditional art works using digital means to apply.
4) Topics and styles not well represented by private or commercial spaces or otherwise difficult to show elsewhere.
5) The work of artists previously exhibited anywhere outside Zimbabwe or itinerant exhibitions.
6) Projects that take into account our limited gallery space, thoughtful and orderly installations that respect the “breathing space” of each artwork tend to work better in our gallery.
7) Artists also keen to experiment with public art installations are also strongly encouraged to apply.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The above are just guidelines, so don’t worry if your exhibition/ project doesn’t satisfy everything listed; however, they are rules.
Find out about the submission guidlines and format requirements HERE.