What The Pop! A Pop-up Boutique, Gallery and Performance For All - Call For Submissions Is Now Open!




CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 
 
Emerging artists working in various mediums (see submission guidelines for accepted media), and who are based in Quebec, are invited to submit to our YES Pop-up Exhibition series, WHAT THE POP! This is a free opportunity designed to help you gain experience with selling your art or performing to a public audience. 

PROJECT GOALS: 
 
To get yourself recognized as an artist, you need to showcase your work! Our goal is to support emerging artists as you learn to monetize your art, build your artistic CV and make connections. 

You’ll also participate in two online training sessions offered exclusively for participating artists: the first will help you craft your story to promote your art, and will be facilitated by journalists from CBC; the second will cover best practices for selling your work as well as pop-up logistics and planning. See the submission guidelines for dates and times. 

WHEN & WHERE?

Four pop-up exhibitions, each showcasing a different group of artists, will take place in two different Montreal neighborhoods from August 14 to September 5, 2021.  Three of the events will take the form of a street fair, and one will be a live performance evening in an outdoor venue.  

WHAT IS A POP-UP?

Pop-up exhibitions emerged in the last decade out of a need for increased accessibility to art and art spaces, all with a do-it-yourself philosophy. A pop-up is a short-term, non-traditional exhibition, held in a temporary and often alternative location, and can take on many forms.
 
WHY WOULD I WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN A POP-UP?

This is your opportunity to:
  • reach new audiences 
  • engage with existing networks in an innovative way 
  • test a new product
  • get a better understanding of their audience and clients
  • generate sales 
YES is a not-for-profit organization that provides English-language support services to help artists, entrepreneurs, and job seekers succeed in Quebec. Members of the LGBTQAI+ communities, people of color, persons living with disabilities, and other artists who experience marginalization are strongly encouraged to apply to this call out.
 
HOW CAN I APPLY?

If you are an emerging artist with less than 5 years of professional experience as an artist, read the submission guidelines for important information including the full eligibility criteria.
  • Fill out the registration form
  • Everyone who applies will receive a response, regardless of whether or not they are selected.
  • Deadline to apply is Sunday June 20  at 11:59:59 PM.
For more information, please contact Mariana Stabilé, mstabile@yesmontreal.ca , or 514-878-9788 ext. 316.


This project is funded by:


 
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