Roots & Culture offers two core programs for submission:
Double Exposure, exhibitions which pairs two artists and consist of six exhibitions annually. We accept two person proposals as well as individual portfolio submissions for consideration by our programming committee. The deadlines for Double Exposure typically occur in January and June. Double Exposure supports primarily Chicago- based artists. Programming is organized 6- 9 months ahead of exhibition dates.
CONNECT is a curatorial program supporting cis and trans women, femme spectrum, and nonbinary people of color. The program links innovative curatorial practices with Roots & Culture’s community of artists and audiences. CONNECT is open to curators working locally as well as nationally and internationally. The program takes place during the summer. Deadlines occur in March.
The current jurors for the review panel remain anonymous until the programming has been selected. Past jurors include: Alberto Aguilar, Devin Balara, Britton Bertran, Kate Bowen, Edward Cabral, Benjamin Chaffee, Elizabeth Chodos, Mel Cook, Stephanie Cristello, Jen Delos Reyes, Jory Drew, Robyn Farrell, Star Feliz, Eric Fleischauer, Flor, Lauren R Fulton, Jenny Gheith, Danny Giles, Cathy Hsiao, Ross Jordan, Kelly Kaczynski, Ivan LOZANO, Ciera McKissick, Heather Mekkelson, Michael Milano, Raven Falquez Munsell, Aay Preston- Myint, Anisa Olufemi, Risa Puleo, Tyson Reeder, Joshua Rios, Sharmyn Cruz Rivera, Oli Rodriguez, Edra Soto, Scott Speh, Anthony Stepter, Lorelei Stewart, Sheridan Tucker, Gan Uyeda, Erin Washington, Zuri Washington & Sarah Workneh.