Calls for Proposals: Solo and Small Group Shows

Date: April 6, 2019 - April 30, 2019

Presented By: ArtsWorcester

ArtsWorcester invites proposals for solo and small group exhibitions to fill six openings in our 2019-2020 exhibition season and corporate art program. Proposals are evaluated first by a volunteer panel of regional art experts, then by an ad hoc committee of volunteers, artists, and board members familiar with our venues and operations. All proposals are viewed anonymously.

All proposals must be submitted online. Please review the general requirements and information about submission. Please consult the submission checklist to ensure all requirements have been met.

The following exhibition openings are available:

Franklin Square Salon Gallery at the Hanover Theatre: November 2019 – March 2020; March 2020 – July 2020

Visited by more than five thousand guests each year, the historic Franklin Square Salon Gallery at The Hanover Theatre features high ceilings and refined architecture. It requires two-dimensional, medium- to large-scale artwork appropriate for broad audiences, including the supporters and corporate partners of The Hanover Theatre. All artworks exhibited in this space are installed using a secured Arakawa hanging system and D-rings.


ArtsWorcester at the Davis: April 2020

The newly-renovated Davis Gallery is located on the third floor of the Printers Building. ArtsWorcester proudly programs exhibitions bi-annually in this space operated by Davis Publications. Flooded with natural light, the gallery has hardwood floors, pristine walls, and a new lighting system ideal for new and traditional media, craft, performance, and site-specific installations.


Corporate Art Program at Unum

Unum is the largest of our corporate art venues, with specific parameters and dates. The Unum corporate headquarters at 1 Mercantile Street hosts:

15-18 two-dimensional works installed across three floors of Unum’s offices, using a secured Arakawa hanging system and D-rings. These installations are not open to the public but are enjoyed daily and purchased by the company’s 500 employees, their clients and visitors. Upcoming exhibition dates: November 2019 – March 2020 and March 2020 – July 2020.

Large sculptures sited publicly in the main lobby (two times per year). The next opportunity is January 2020 – July 2020.

Additional opportunities at other businesses arise every year. Works appropriate for business settings will be considered for all corporate clients. Artists in our corporate program receive loan fees for artwork exhibited. Fees are determined according to client contract and artwork size.


At all venues:

During installations of selected exhibitions, artists have the opportunity to work with and learn from our exhibit designer. Installations take place during the work week during normal business hours.

Above Image: Sharon Freed, Listless, digital photographic print, on view at Unum Headquarters in 2017

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