We are changing our submission process!
Starting on January 1st, 2020, The Gathered Gallery will switch from ongoing submissions to a rotating programming schedule with three submission deadlines per year.
Submissions received by April 30 will be considered for our Fall programing (September - December)
Submissions received by August 31 will be considered for our Winter programming (January - April)
Submissions received by December 31 will be considered for our Summer programming (May - August)
We are also implementing a Pay What You Can submission fee of $5, $8 or $10.
Why are we making these changes?
With the high number of submissions we receive every month, we believe a rotating submission deadline will allow us to give all submissions for each programming season a response within a shorter time frame. It will also allow artists the opportunity to resubmit for future programming deadlines.
After three years of offering free submissions, The Gathered Gallery has made the carefully considered decision to implement a modest Pay What You Can submission fee. This project cannot run on passion alone, and we believe creative careers are important, hard earned occupations and deserve financial compensation. ART=WORK! However, as emerging artists ourselves we know artists work hard for their income and hope a sliding PWYC scale will be accessible at all career levels. With support from our community, we can improve and increase the amount we do to serve artists with this project.
When you support The Gathered Gallery you are supporting:
Arts writing and its impact on an artist's career
Curation of engaging and exciting work
A digital artist residency
A network of creatives building each other up
Well deserved promotion of talented artists
Constant inspiration in your newsfeed and inbox
Creative tools for professional practice
A Canadian art opportunities database
And more to come!
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to your submission! If you have any questions about The Gathered Gallery please read our FAQ below and send us an e-mail at email@example.com.
What is The Gathered Gallery?
The Gathered Gallery is an art blog full of art, curatorial writing, and resources for artists! It is run by artist duo Natalie Field and Emily Pittman, and we feature a new artist every week and are always brainstorming new ways to serve our creative community.
Do you have a physical gallery space?
No, we are a digital "gallery" only! We work together on this project remotely (Natalie in Toronto, ON and Emily in St, John's, NL) and this website is our real estate. We love the flexibility of an online space and feature artists both locally and internationally.
Do you represent artists and sell art?
We don't sell any of the art we share! We write about art that we love, promote artists and exhibitions, and accept submissions, however we are not a commercial gallery and do not have a roster of artists we represent.
Do you accept submissions?
Yes! Our submission process is currently changing from an ongoing deadline to three rolling deadlines each year, December 31, April 30, and August 31. Stay tuned for these changes!
How do you feature artist submissions?
Of our many different types of features, our art bullets are our main platform for featuring artists who submit to us; they are bite-sized art writing that we post every week. We also share artists we love through #gatheredgrams, a tagged repost shared on our Instagram account every week, and Subscriber Shoutouts, an artist mention in our monthly newsletter. These are just a few of the ways we share artists we love!
I haven't heard back about my submission, does this mean I won't be featured?
You should receive a confirmation e-mail that your submission has been received (if not please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org). Because we feature one artist a week and receive many submissions, our programming schedule is long and there can often be significant time between a submission and a feature. We hope to decrease this wait time by switching to submission process from ongoing to three annual submission deadlines, which will be coming soon!
What is a digital residency?
Our digital residency is a month-long "residency" where an artist shares their art, creative process, and writing on a dedicated blog page for a month. They also get access to our Instagram account to share their studio practice with our community. We host a digital artist-in-residence three times a year and it's one of our favorite collaborations.
What resources do you have for artists?
We currently have three main "creative careers" pages for artists: guides, tools, and opportunities. Our guides page offers freebies including: goal setting, art labels, and a painter's checklist. Our tools page features a list of tools that we love and use as artists and bloggers (and we love new suggestions for this list!). Finally, our opportunities page is an exciting collaborative page where artists can view, edit, and add application opportunities in Canada. These are just the beginning of the many resources for artists and creative careers we hope to offer!
How can I support The Gathered Gallery?
The easy and free way to support The Gathered Gallery is to share, share, share! Help spread the word about this project, the artists we feature, and the things we do. Also, follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/thegatheredgallery and sign up for our newsletter to help us stay connected. If you really love our project and would like to help us keep it going, consider paying the price of a fancy sketchbook to become a Gathered Gallery Supporter (and our newest best friend).