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Deadline: December 6, 2020 at 11:59pm

About Knockdown Center's Open Call for Proposals
The goal of Knockdown Center's proposal process is to be responsive to the needs of cultural producers making experimental and cross-disciplinary work, and to provide a platform for in-depth inquiry from varying viewpoints across diverse formats. Through an open proposal process, we offer artists, curators, and organizers the freedom to challenge traditional notions of presentation and reception.

About the Exhibition Program - Group Exhibitions
The Group Exhibition Open Call provides curators the resources to organize group exhibitions (two or more artists) in our gallery space. Knockdown Center provides an exhibition stipend to cover curator and artist honorarium in addition to costs associated with shipping, materials, publications, and programming. Exhibitions are typically 6 – 8 weeks, and allotted 5 days to install.

Knockdown Center Gallery Exhibition Budget Guidelines - Group Exhibition
Curatorial Honorarium: Curators receive a $500 curatorial honorarium per exhibition. In the case of a co-curated exhibition, the curatorial honoraria is divided between curators.
Artist Honoraria: Each artist included in an exhibition receives a $100 honorarium.
Shipping, Material, or Publication Costs: KDC will reimburse up to $500 upon the submission of receipts for:

  • Artwork shipping
  • Material costs for special installation needs

 Programming: KDC offers $400 to support exhibition-related programs. Programs may include but are not limited to: panel discussions, screenings, readings, performances, or a closing reception.

Knockdown Center Support
 Knockdown Center provides the following exhibition-related support:


  • Art handler for installation and de-installation up to 22 hours.
  • Fine Art Insurance coverage for all dates of the exhibition.
  • Title vinyl production and installation.
  • Marketing support.
  • In-house installation photography.

 Please refer to the gallery floorplans when designing your exhibition:
Download Gallery Floorplans Here

 Please note:
 Proposals for group shows should not include the organizer’s own artwork.
 Please direct any questions to submissions@knockdowncenter.com

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.