Call for Exhibition Proposals

Professional and emerging artists/artist teams working in all mediums are invited and encouraged to submit proposals for solo, group, or curated exhibitions. 

The deadline for proposal submissions for next season has passed, but we accept proposals year round for later dates. 

AX is committed to developing, supporting and promoting exhibition opportunities and experiences for New Brunswick artists from established and underrepresented communities. In choosing exhibitions, AX seeks a balance of established and emerging artists, exhibiting works from our region and beyond. AX is also dedicated to exhibiting children’s art and student work created in local-area schools and through our own programming. 

AX offers an average of six exhibitions a year and strives to pay artists fair compensation for the right to exhibit their work. We include artist fees based on national CARFAC standards in all grant applications so these fees can be paid to artists whenever possible. AX’s exhibitions are selected by a rotating panel of respected artists and art educators knowledgeable in the discipline involved. The selected juries base their decisions on the artist’s statement and images submitted as part of exhibition proposals.

While you may suggest a curator as part of your proposal, AX is under no obligation to pay this curator or work with them directly. In your proposal, please clarify if you are willing to work with a curator of AX’s choosing. If you are proposing a curator, please include their credentials along with your proposal.

All artists interested in submitting an exhibition proposal should also refer to our sample artist agreement before submitting as it clarifies requirements associated with exhibiting at AX.

In your proposal, please include:

Applications may be submitted electronically to: (please include AX Exhibition Proposal in the subject line of the email).

Or mailed/dropped off in person to: 
AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex
12 Maple Ave. Sussex, NB E4E 2N5

Preparing a proposal? Have a look at our gallery dimensions and photos for context. If you have any questions about the proposal process, contact: