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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 - Solo Projects and Installations
The Solo Projects and Installations Open Call provides interdisciplinary artists and collectives the resources to develop and present a new body of work or site-specific installation in our gallery space. Artists will work in closely with Knockdown Center's Director of Exhibitions and Live Art to develop and realize proposed projects. Knockdown Center provides an exhibition stipend to cover 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
Artist Honorarium: Artists receive a $500 artist honorarium per exhibition. In the case of a co-produced project, the honoraria is divided between artists.
Shipping, Material, or Publication Costs: KDC will reimburse between $500 - $1,000 towards exhibition production costs, final amount to be determined by Knockdown Center. May include:

  • Artwork shipping
  • Material costs for installations

 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:

  • Curatorial support from Knockdown Center's Director of Exhibitions and Live Art
  • 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:
   Please direct any questions to submissions@knockdowncenter.com

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.