Call for proposals – 4elements studio

May 5, 2016

4elements Living arts is a non-profit community arts organization on Manitoulin Island. Through land-based interdisciplinary curatorial projects, and community engaged outings, workshops, artists residencies and our fall Elemental Festival, we celebrate contemporary art within the context of our unique island landscape.

The summer and fall seasons are bustling at the 4e studio with visitors to the village animating the space and locals coming out of their winter hibernation.

We are offering artists the opportunity for solo shows in our modest gallery space over the summer & fall; emerging artists are welcomed. Proposals from artists working in all mediums will be considered, with preference given to artists whose practice engages in a contemporary dialogue about the land, environment or the experience of living in rural communities and landscape. (We encourage artists working in large installation or 3D work to consider participating in Elemental Festival).

What do you get?

– A juried show in a contemporary artist-run space

– A chance to sell work (items in the gallery should be available for sale)

– An opening hosted and promoted by 4elements

In exchange for:

– 30% commission on sale of works

– $25 application fee which includes your 4e membership for the year

There are also opportunities to run workshops while your show is hung in the space; inquire for more details.

Apply by May 20th for a show this summer.

How to apply!

Submit the following to

– Contact info, name, address, email etc

– 1-2 paragraph show proposal

– 1-2 paragraph artist statement

– 5 good quality images of your work that most relates to proposed show (no larger than 1MB each)

– Preferred dates for show

– Website address if you have one

– $25 application fee payable by cheque or e-transfer to or sent to

4elements Living Arts
91 Main Street, Kagawong ON
P0P 1J0

The fee includes your 4e membership for a year, and supports the jury process and our wee organization doing big things.


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