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, comprising at least 2/3 of the program. Programming is organized 6- 9 months ahead of exhibition dates.
CONNECT is a three month residency supporting women of color curators with innovative practices, while linking curators to Roots & Culture’s community of artists and audiences. CONNECT is open to curators working locally as well as nationally and internationally. The residency takes place June through August. Deadlines occur in March.
The current jurors for the review panel remain anonymous until the programming has been selected. Past jurors include: Alberto Aguilar, Mike Andrews, Kate Bowen, Britton Bertran, Benjamin Chaffee, Elizabeth Chodos, Mel Cook, Sharmyn Cruz Rivera, Robyn Farrell, Catherine Feliz, Eric Fleischauer, Lauren R Fulton, Jenny Gheith, Danny Giles, Stevie Greco, Bill Gross, Scott Hunter, Ross Jordan, Kelly Kaczynski, George Liebert, Ivan LOZANO, Heather Mekkelson, Michael Milano, Raven Falquez Munsell, Aay Preston- Myint, Risa Puleo, Tyson Reeder, Oli Rodriguez, Michael X Ryan, Edra Soto, Scott Speh, Lorelei Stewart, Sheridan Tucker, Gan Uyeda, Tricia Van Eck, Erin Washington & Sarah Workneh.