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Open Call for Submissions for 2020

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Open Call for Submissions for 2020

Applications are now open for AVA Gallery's 2020 exhibition programme as well as applications for ArtReach support.

Download the submission form for exhibition proposals here and submit by the deadline:  20 July 2019.
Download the submission form for ArtReach proposals here and submit by the deadline:  20 July 2019.

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Who can apply for an exhibition?
All artists and curators interested in having a solo or group exhibition at the AVA are invited to submit a proposal.

When will the selection be announced?
All proposals will be reviewed by the selection committee and the exhibition programme will be announced in September.

What are the costs associated with exhibiting at the AVA?
Most exhibitions at the AVA run for four weeks. If your exhibition is selected as part of AVA’s programme, the following gallery rental costs apply:

Main Gallery: R6,000
Long Gallery: R4,500
Mezzanine Gallery: R3,500
New Media Room: R1,500

These costs are all-in exhibition costs, but exclude all art work production, framing and transport costs. 

What is ArtReach?
An important mandate for nurturing the arts, creativity and talent, the ArtReach programme was initiated in the late 1980s. Over the years it has funded a broad spectrum of artists’ needs and launched several emerging artists who have gone on to achieve success.

Who can apply for ArtReach?
All artists and curators, living and working in South Africa. 

What will ArtReach funds cover? 
ArtReach funds can be applied for the following
- gallery rental for an exhibition at AVA.
- studio rental to a maximum of 6 months to a limited budget.
- art materials.

What isn't covered
As the fund resources are limited, we regret that ArtReach does not support the purchase of any tools or equipment, framing, course fees for learners or workshops, the hiring of photographers or printing of brochures, posters or invitations. 

How much can I apply for? 
The intention is to support a diversity of applicants, which is why there is a specified list and maximum budget per line item stipulated on the application form.