An artist-run centre, Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture thrives at the intersection of art and ideas, promoting innovation, experimentation, and dialogue, while fostering active, creative, and collaborative communities. Enabled by a wide base of members, volunteers, donors, and sponsors, we offer a plenitude of portals to local, national, and international contemporary art.
Through engagement and risk, Latitude 53 creates programming that explores the boundaries of contemporary art. Our programming works to build a lively and engaged artistic community through an ongoing responsiveness to artists, ideas, and questions that are relevant to our community.
Latitude 53 programs two spaces year-round: the Main Space, for exhibitions proposed by artists and curators from across Canada and elsewhere; and the ProjEx Room, a space for emerging to established artists from Canada and especially the Edmonton and Alberta regions, where works-in-progress and new developments can receive constructive critical feedback.
Our three main exhibition spaces are all located within our 10242 – 106 St. location in downtown Edmonton. For detailed dimensions of each space, please see our floor plan.
Artists and curators are invited to submit individual or group proposals in any media. Proposals should specifically address the space both in the format of the exhibition, and as an exhibition site in the city of Edmonton and in the context of Canadian communities. Edmonton is the Northernmost city of its size in Canada, and Latitude 53 specifically seeks work that will resonate with the city, push local dialogues further, and approach local, regional, and national identities and social politics. Proposals should also consider the idea of what is Contemporary Visual Culture.
Latitude 53 has a non-discriminatory exhibition policy, and provides for travel as well as paying artists fees in agreement with the CARFAC Schedule for exhibitions in the Main Space.
Our programming advisory committees meets twice a year to review submissions after deadlines April 30 and September 30.
- Project description
- Artist’s or Curatorial statement
- Curriculum Vitae (4 pages maximum)
- 15 digital images of proposed or recent work
- Video or Audio work in Mac-compatibile formats
- Image list (including title, medium, date, and size)
- Contact information
Please include all written material as PDF files, and send submissions by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Main Space submission” in the subject line. Please ensure that attachments total to less than 10MB; if more space is required for time-based or intermedia work please provide a link via DropBox or Vimeo.
You will receive an acknowledgement of your submission.
We do not accept submissions by mail.For more information please contact: