Agnes Etherington Art Centre accepts exhibition and program proposals on an ongoing basis. These are reviewed periodically, according to our needs and on a two-to-three-year advance planning cycle. For consideration, submit a brief outline of your proposal and documentation by email under the subject line “Submission,” to the attention of the Director.
While proposals are a valued part of our research ensuring our awareness of emerging artists, new work, innovative presentation formats, and scholarship only a small percentage of proposals can be realized. Due to the volume of submissions, we may respond only to those we are able to pursue. See our Exhibition Policy.
Queen’s University faculty in all disciplines are encouraged to explore exhibition initiatives and contribute to programs. For information, see more.
oac exhibition assistance grants
Agnes Etherington Art Centre is a Recommender for the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants program. We invite visual, media and craft artists living in eastern Ontario (Region 4) to apply for financial assistance for costs related to a confirmed upcoming exhibition.
Agnes will only have two application deadlines this year: 14 September 2021 and 14 January 2022
- The 2021–22 program is open from June 2021 until 14 January 2022
- Artists no longer need to apply before their exhibition start date. For the 2021–22 program, applicants may apply for exhibitions that start on or after 15 January 2021.
- Photo printing is now an eligible expense.
- Virtual/online exhibitions are eligible if presented by a gallery/museum or other professional exhibition platform. Self-presented virtual exhibitions are not eligible.
For program guidelines, click here. For specific application inquiries, contact Jacqueline Bell at email@example.com