Artist Submission Process

The Winnipeg Art Gallery welcomes exhibitions proposals. If you are a practicing artist and would like to be considered for an exhibition, or are a curator with an exhibition proposal, please send the following information to our curatorial department.

The WAG requires that all Exhibition Proposals contain the following:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Artist / Curator / Project Statement
  3. Current Curriculum Vitae
  4. A Maximum of 20 Images on CD ROM or DVD
  5. Corresponding Image List
  6. Relevant Support Material
  7. S.A.S.E with proper return postage

I. Address the cover letter to the Office of the Chief Curator. This is essentially a letter of introduction, which also contains your current mailing address and contact information.

II. The artist / project statement should indicate the media, technique, theme, or context of the artwork. It should also address any specific technical or spatial requirements regarding the installation of the work. Please limit this to 1-2 pages.

III. Include a current copy of your CV or resume, listing exhibition history and educational background. This should not exceed 2 pages.

IV. Include a maximum of 20 images on a CD-ROM or DVD. [*not required but helpful are 2 - 3, 8"x10", colour reproductions of the strongest works.]

V. Include a corresponding list of images, indicating title, medium, size, and year of execution.

VI. If relevant include a selection of support material, such as copies of recent reviews or publications featuring the art work or exhibition.

VII. Include an appropriately sized self-addressed stamped envelope with proper return postage to return the submission after deliberation.

Note: Please use standard white paper. Never send original artwork. Please use presentation folders. Proposals that are bound or placed in three-ring binders are difficult to handle.


Please address the exhibition proposal to the Office of the Chief Curator Helen Delacretaz.

A letter of receipt will be sent out once the submission is received by the curatorial office. Proposals are generally considered on a quarterly basis.

Note: As per standard art gallery practice the WAG’s exhibition schedule is programmed roughly 3 years in advance. This enables the WAG to fulfill provincial and federal government funding requirements and provide adequate planning time to mount significant exhibitions that are supported through educational programs and public relations.

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