Call for Submissions | Garage at Latitude 53

Date: Jan 31, 2020

Deadline: Feb 26, 2020 - 11:45 pm

The Garage is a site at Latitude 53 for experimental new work by early career artists. In 2020-21, Latitude 53 is interested in the creation of new work by Edmonton or northern Alberta artists through a process of peer nomination and vision.

In recognition of the practices and ideas of artists, curators, writers and recent arts graduates, the Garage seek proposals by these peers. Selected artists will work with Latitude 53 to collaboratively envision and execute new work for and within the Garage. Nominators will have the opportunity to present ideas or engage with the artist in the form of talks, writing or adjacent programming. 

Past projects in the Garage have included residencies, performances, site-specific work and social engagement. Latitude 53 provides direction and installation assistance, promotion, documentation, and professional compensation for the selected artists the full solo exhibition fee as set by CARFAC. Nominators of these artists will receive CARFAC compensation for their talks, writing, or adjacent programming.

Garage submissions will be reviewed by a peer committee of previous Garage artists and Latitude 53’s programming staff. Four projects will be selected for the 2020-21 season, considered in relation to the Main Space exhibitions. 

For reference, please download our building Floor Plan.


  • Nominator Proposal: Who and what are you excited about and why? What kind of project do you envision and where do you see this project going? (300 word maximum or short audio or video testimonial)
  • Artist Statement of Nominated Artist (optional)
  • Artist CV or Bio (PDF or link to a website)
  • Five images of recent or related work (JPGs or link to a website)
  • Contact Information for Nominator and Artist

Written material preferably submitted as a single pdf file, and sent to with Garage Nomination as the subject line by Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

Material can also be dropped at the gallery before the deadline.

You will receive an acknowledgement of your submission.

Latitude 53 Society of Artists is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our own organization and strives to provide and maintain a fair and equitable environment for all by valuing and respecting individual differences for our enrichment and that of the community we serve.

Latitude 53’s gallery spaces and washroom are barrier free and the washrooms are non-gendered.