Annual Call for Proposals 2024
Release Date | Friday, July 21, 2023
Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2023
Hillyer is accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions that take place between January and December of 2024. Solo exhibitions are awarded to individual artist submissions and group exhibitions are offered to proposals by curators. You can only apply as an artist or curator. Through a competitive selection process, 25 to 30 artists and/or curators will be awarded a one month solo or group exhibition in one of Hillyer’s three gallery spaces.
The Selection Process
All proposals that meet Hillyer’s qualifications are reviewed and selected by Hillyer’s Advisory Committee, which is composed of established artists and arts professionals, and chaired by Hillyer’s Director.
During the selection process, Hillyer’s aim is to select emerging and accomplished artists that are local, regional, national and international. Curators are also invited to submit proposals. Artists and curators who are selected will receive the following:
- Mentorship from Artist Advisory members
- One month solo or group exhibition
- A $350 stipend
- Exhibition opening and reception
- Assistance with installation
- Assistance with labels and didactics
- Marketing and press releases
- Public programs
All submissions will be received by using an online Google form. The form will require that artists submit the following information:
- Project Title
- Description of Proposal (150 words)
- Artist (or Curatorial) Statement (150 words)
- Biography (150 words)
Note: Curators should submit a “curator statement” in place of an “artist statement.” Read the support document to learn more.
Additional information should include:
- Emerging or Accomplished Artist
- Name Address, City, State, Zip Code, Country
- BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)
- Online exhibition*
- Public program description
- Personal or professional website
- Article, blog, or review
*Online exhibitions are optional. If this option is selected, select artists will be considered for online exhibitions, if not selected for onsite exhibitions.
Artists are required to submit media to support their proposals. This will require a cloud sharing service like Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud Drive, WeTransfer, or Microsoft OneDrive. See the support document for more details.
Images should represent the individual works of art referenced in the proposal, but may also include installation shots or other relevant information.
Guidelines for submitting images
- Do not exceed 6 images.
- Each image should not exceed 3 MB
- Images must be in jpg format (png or tiff files will not be accepted).
Videos can also be submitted if they are integral to the proposal. Videos must be submitted by sharing a direct URL link to the video. Some options include:
- Sharing a direct link to a YouTube video.
- Adding anchor tags to a webpage that links directly to the video.
For more information about video links, view the support document.
One document can be added to the shared folder that includes the images. You can use the document to provide object descriptions, thumbnail images, floor plans, diagrams, etc. DO NOT exceed one page.
After the date has closed for proposals, artist submissions will be reviewed over a four-to-six-week period. The artists selected will be announced shortly after. Artists who are not selected will also be contacted at this time.
Submit Your Proposal
To participate in this year’s Call for Proposals, please click on the SUBMIT YOUR FORM link below. You will receive an automated response confirming your submission and a follow up message from Hillyer’s director
Hillyer offers three gallery spaces, one gallery per artist. Since each gallery space varies in size, please make note of the dimensions before submitting your proposals.
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Washington DC 20008