We review national and international proposals annually, with submissions due 01 July, and responses given by 31 August.
We are interested in:
Relevant exhibitions with large public appeal
Works of significant cultural value and artistic importance
Biographical or survey exhibitions of well-recognized artists
Themed exhibitions demonstrating curatorial excellence
Historical exhibitions with exceptional, rare or vintage materials
Proposals in the final stages of curation and organization
Please note that CATE seldom tours single bodies of work by a solo artist
Our reviews work with the following values in mind:
To recognize, educate and inform public audiences about excellence in art
To provide public audiences access to rare and significant art
To broaden audiences through stories about cultural diversity
To provide established artists with opportunities that extend their practice
To develop and extend critical debate about art
To encourage the voice of minority groups
Proposals should include the following information and materials:
A brief description of the exhibition’s theme, content, curatorial premise, and artists
Compelling reasons why the exhibition will be of interest to museums and their audiences
A checklist, in spreadsheet format, numbering each work of art and including artist details, titles, creation dates, media, and dimensions of objects, per-object and overall insurance values (if known), and, where relevant, any lender information
Images of an adequate number of objects to convey an accurate representation of the exhibition’s scope and theme. If possible, provide images of all objects in the exhibition. Submit digital images on CD or flash drive, or as a link to a digital download. Prints or works referenced in a catalogue or book enclosed with your application may also be submitted. If installation images from a previous showing of the work are available, please include these as well
In addition, please answer the following questions:
Are there loan fees or expenses for the use of any of the objects?
Are there any conservation issues?
How long is this exhibition available to travel, or limits to how many venues can receive it?
Are there existing frames and crates?
Is there a catalogue or publication?
Are there educational materials? Please describe.
Are there any special display materials or requirements?
Has this exhibition been previously shown? Where?
Please list any institutions that have expressed interest or that have declined to host the exhibition.
CATE will evaluate each proposal based on the details and information provided. Omission of information or changes to the details of the exhibition may alter our consideration of the proposal.