Critical Distance’s supports diverse curatorial practices through a mix of opportunities including open calls, invitations, and programming partnerships of many kinds. We work in collaboration with guest curators, artists, participants, partners, and other contributors to produce exhibitions, events, educational programs, publications, and professional development in all aspects of curatorial research, writing, production, presentation, and administration.
Calls for guest curators, participants, and partners, as well as for Critical Distance team, board, and advisory members are posted to this page as they become available. To receive notifications when opportunities are posted, subscribe to our monthly newsletter.
Independent curators are remunerated for their work and all artists receive fees according to the relevant CARFAC schedules. Core exhibitions receive further support in the form of funded production, promotion, documentation, and publication of a professionally designed catalogue as part of our ongoing series; selected issues can be viewed here).
Due to funding cycles, we usually schedule exhibitions well in advance of each program year but remain open to possibilities as they arise. As we are currently in the process of updating our guidelines for rolling submissions, inquiries and opportunities may be directed to info (at) criticaldistance.ca. We suggest the inclusion of an introductory message, brief description of your idea, desired timelines, and any other information you can provide (budget notes, partnership opportunities) to enable a more informed response.
About our program
Since 2013, through collaborative development and production of a wide-ranging program of multidisciplinary guest-curated exhibitions and related publications and events, Critical Distance has pursued its mandate as the only not-for-profit gallery, publisher, and professional association in Toronto dedicated to supporting and advancing curatorial practice and inquiry at all levels of professional development and across the spectrum of curatorial perspectives. Please visit our About page for more information on our history, mandate, and organizational objectives.