Exhibition Proposal Guidelines

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre is an artist-run, charitable organization that promotes contemporary visual art to interested individuals and organizations, by providing education, exhibitions, and resources. In our exhibition programming we seek both emerging and established artists whom look to present experimental work that aim to engage the diverse Edmonton community and surround.

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre annually presents 11 six-week exhibitions, from local, provincial, national and international artists, collectives and arts organizations:

  • Art Incubator Gallery  is a space for individual and collaborative artists to showcase new and experimental, fresh out of the studio work, or timely projects from artists residing in the Edmonton region. Harcourt House accepts proposals for the Incubator Gallery on an ongoing basis unless otherwise posted.
  • Main Gallery: presents challenging contemporary work by local, national and international artists. Harcourt House accepts proposals for the Main Gallery only from established artists. The Application Deadline: May 31, 2018*

* Please note that the Main Gallery is currently programmed until January 2021. For exhibitions beyond this date, artists are invited to submit a formal proposal which should include information listed below.



Harcourt House accepts ELECTRONIC FORMATS ONLY
ALL Written Material: Must be in a SINGLE PDF or WORD document
**Please do not send any paper documents, printed images, or return envelopes as submissions will not be returned or reviewed.



**Incomplete proposal packages will NOT be considered.

  • Contact information (mailing address, phone number and email, website)
  • Project description/proposal (include gallery space you are applying for)
  • Curriculum Vitae (3 page max.)
  • Artist’s/ Curatorial statement (1 page max.)
  • 5 – 10 good quality digital images of proposed or recent work (72 dpi JPEG’s ONLY)
  • Image list including: title, dimensions, medium, and date
  • Optional: Press clippings
  • Include your name on all files and images submitted
  • Maximum of two videos no longer than 3 minutes each
  • Submit a file that can be accessed through one of the following programs: QuickTime, Flash Player or Shockwave

**IMPORTANT NOTICE: Digital support material that does not correspond to the following guidelines may result in an incomplete submission application, resulting in a withdrawal from the jury review. Following the submission guidelines will ensure your submission is reviewed. Thank you.


Harcourt House Artist Run Centre
3rd Floor Gallery, 10215-112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1M7

Any questions please contact us at (780) 426-4180 or harcourtexhibit@shaw.ca