Project Submissions

Project Submissions

The Tom Thomson Art Gallery produces exhibitions of contemporary artists based on curatorial research and thematic development around themes that explore Tom Thomson and his work or works that push conceptual or material boundaries that expand our understanding of land and identity. Public art is an integral part of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery’s programming.

Our theme for 2017 is Someday they will know what I mean… marking the 100th anniversary of Thomson’s death, the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the 50th anniversary of the Gallery. The Canadian Spirit series focuses on ideas and questions around Canadian identity, its past and its evolution, while balancing the honour owed to the past with the needs of the present, and always, looks forward to the future.

We are currently inviting submissions for our Available Space Art Project (ASAP). The ASAP Program was designed to activate, revitalize and beautify Owen Sound’s downtown area by working with artists to develop art projects in vacant storefronts and other locations throughout the city’s core. Artists, ranging from professionals to students are invited to apply and will receive an honorarium for their participation. This project benefits the artists, landlords and businesses who participate in the project, as well as the thousands of residents and visitors to the downtown area.

For further information on this program, please contact Heather McLeese, Curator of Temporary Exhibitions at hmcleese@tomthomson.org. We prefer receiving a PDF document that includes an artist and/or proposed project statement, CV, images, images list and relevant press. Please note that packages sent by mail will not be returned.