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February 12, 2023

Call for Submissions: Regional Artist Projects

Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener + Area (CAFKA) is seeking submissions from Region of Waterloo Artists for its biennial exhibition of contemporary public art taking place in from June 3 until July 22, 2023 in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. 

This year’s biennial theme, Stay with me... is a declarative, yet vulnerable and tender gesture that beckons us to pause, reflect and come together–not only around the discourses, ruptures and speculative possibilities in the works presented–but also with each other. How might we honour tradition, disruption, and difference, while collectively forging ahead?

This program is intended to support independent art projects by Waterloo Region artists for inclusion in CAFKA’s upcoming biennial exhibition Stay with me this summer. Artists are asked to submit work responding to, or engaging with, the biennial theme. Selected artists will be paid an exhibition fee/micro grant of $2,000.00. CAFKA will assist with siting selected installations throughout the Waterloo Region in accessible public spaces. Selected artists will receive curatorial support and mentorship in the mounting of these works within a professional exhibition context. 

For more information about this year's theme and to read through the submission guidelines, visit the CAFKA page.

Deadline: February 12.


If you require accommodation at any time throughout the submissions process or have any questions, please contact Marilyn Adlington, Program Coordinator: mailto:programming@cafka.org