Call for Exhibition Proposals

Do you have a great idea for an exhibition? CIVA is seeking proposals for exemplary visual art shows to share with and inspire communities through the Traveling Exhibitions program. Available to museums, galleries, colleges, churches, and other community spaces, these shows offer robust potential for engagement and teaching opportunities.

These exhibitions have always highlighted CIVA member art and curation—now members are invited to participate from the very seed by sharing proposal ideas for new shows. Whether you’re an artist, curator, writer, or visionary, CIVA wants to hear your idea, and invites you to submit it for consideration. Submission guidelines can be found below. 

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Timeline

Proposal Deadline: July 31, 2020
Submission review: September – November 2020
Selection Notifications: November 30, 2020

The committee will take the following into consideration:
  • Benefit to CIVA’s member base
  • Group shows take precedence over individual artist exhibitions
  • Exhibition size, shipping feasibility, and manageability
  • Fragility of artworks (should reasonably withstand traveling for 2-4 years)
  • Artistic quality, technical craft, engaging content, and aesthetic excellence
  • Proposals must include budget and production summaries
  • Potential sponsorships and funding resources

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