Call for Submissions – Closed
Studio Space Ottawa (SSO) is seeking proposals for our Outdoor Project Wall, which is located on the front facade of the building. The wall features a metal pipe framework system that supports the installation of large panels of printed vinyl. Studio Space Ottawa is located in an area of Ottawa that is underserved within the framework of the Visual Arts. There are no galleries or exhibition spaces nearby. This project will bring artwork that is free to the public and easily accessible to the community.
THEME: “Edge of 17” – SSO is positioned near the boundaries of Capital Ward, currently Ward 17, which encompases the communities of Old Ottawa East, Old Ottawa South, the Glebe, Heron Park, Carleton University, and Riverside. SSO’s particular location is West of the intersection of Bank Street and Heron Road, a juncture between affluent and low-income neighbourhoods. Of note is that the City of Ottawa has approved the Ward Boundary Review and our location will become Ward 19 for the October 2022 Municipal Elections.
Our geographical location is an opportunity for artists to interpret the theme through investigations of place and belonging, boundaries and barriers, states of flux, or expansion and growth. Alternatively, “Edge of 17” also references a coming of age which allows for artistic responses about ritual and ceremony, rites of passage, ending and beginning, childhood and adulthood, not one nor the other, and the in-between. We are interested in all works that push artistic boundaries and engage with critical, conceptual and/or experimental thinking from diverse perspectives.
This Call for Submissions is only open to Ottawa-based Visual Artists. One project will be selected by an arms-length jury of professionals from the Ottawa Visual Arts Community. We welcome submissions from artists of all backgrounds including, but not limited to, Indigenous, Black, and people of colour; refugee, newcomer and immigrant persons; two-spirit, LGBTQ+ and gender non-binary persons; persons with disabilities; those on low-incomes or living in poverty.
Submissions are now closed. The decision of the selection jury will be posted here once a decision is made.
Studio Space Ottawa gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa.