12:00 am–5:00 pm

Double Exposure Submission Deadline

Deadline for Submissions:  June 25th, 2021, 5 PM CST

Please send all materials to rootsandc@gmail.com. Please submit your files via Google Drive (preferred); uploaded in folders or zip files; or via a third party download/ hosting site. If including video, please include links to third party sites.

There are two options: submit a proposal for a two person show or submit a single artist’s portfolio. Single artist submissions are eligible for pairing by our Programming Committee and must include an artist statement not exceeding 300 words, a list of submitted works, and a current CV.

Two person show proposals should include an exhibition statement (statement of intent) not exceeding 300 words, a list of submitted works, and current CVs. All submissions should include 15- 20 images and/or 3-4 linked video clips.

Submission fees are waived for 2021.

Do not expect a confirmation of receipt.

Proposals submitted past the deadline may not be considered for the review.

Replies with decisions will be sent by the end of July 2021.

At least 2/3 of the Double Exposure program supports Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, women, LGBTQIA+ people, trans and gender nonconforming people, and/or people with disabilities.

Double Exposure supports primarily Chicago- based artists, comprising at least 2/3 of the program.

We do not accept submissions from artists that will be enrolled in BFA or MFA programs during the exhibition season (Feb- May 2022)

In our decision letters, we provide feedback to the finalist pool of the top 30% of applicants. Please understand that we do not have the staffing resources to individually respond to every applicant.

Programming is organized 6- 9 months ahead of exhibition dates. This review will select four exhibitions opening in February- May 2022. Typical exhibitions run for 4-5 weeks. There is a five day installation period before the show.

We are proud to now offer each accepted artist a $1000 stipend thanks to a grant from the Reva & David Logan Foundation. Roots & Culture also provides photo documentation of the installation.