Submissions / We welcome proposals by contemporary artists, collectives and curators for exhibitions, screenings, media/new media performances, off-site and on-line projects.

PAVED Arts Annual Call For Submissions: Deadline September 15


PAVED Arts is a dynamic media production and presentation centre that supports experimental work in Photography, Audio, Video, Electronic and Digital Arts. We welcome proposals by contemporary artists, collectives and curators for exhibitions, screenings, media/new media performances, billboard presentations, off-site and on-line projects.

PAVED Arts is a member of IMAA and ARCA and as such observes the CARFAC and IMAA artist fee schedules wherever applicable. Our presentation facilities include a 1200 square foot main gallery space, an adjacent, acoustically-separated media gallery, and a programmable (50′ wide x 14.75′ high) billboard space mounted onto the front facade of our building. We share the billboard space with AKA Artist-Run, and as such programming times are negotiated with our respective schedules.

In the tradition of artist-run culture, PAVED Arts promotes the idea of the gallery space as a site for experimentation and risk-taking. Artists who engage our centre have benefited from the pliability of our resources as well as the critical dialogue that is encouraged. PAVED Arts is prominently located in the Riversdale district of Saskatoon, and draws from the strength and skills of a talented team of cultural workers.

Submissions should include:
All documents should be in .pdf format 
A detailed project description (maximum 800 words)
An artist statement situating your practice (maximum 800 words)
Installation and technical requirements (including diagrams if applicable)

Curatorial Proposals please include the following information:
What is the curatorial fee for the proposed exhibition (CARFAC does not have a curator schedule)
Please also detail the scope of curatorial services- for example, does the curatorial fee include a curatorial essay of (also for example) 1000 words; would the curator(s) travel in lieu of the artists for the installation week; would the curator fee include a public talk/presentation, etc.

Accepted media formats for support material:
PAVED Arts receives a large volume of submissions every year. For the purposes of adjudication we ask that audio and video support material be limited to 5 minutes in duration (or less). The full duration of submitted works, along with a description of the intended configuration, should be indicated in the project description.
Video: .mov quicktime file, H264 codec, (5 minute maximum, 1Gb maximum) 
Video links:,
Audio: .aiff, .wav, .mp3, aac. (5 minute maximum) Audio links:
Image: .jpeg format, maximum dimensions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 72 dpi.
Files must be numbered in the format: 01_surname.jpg

Please submit a Maximum of five audio/video files or a maximum of 20 image files. A combination of files may be submitted where each audio/video file counts for four image files.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Submission materials may be delivered by Dropbox, WeTransfer, or other suitable large file transfer service (NO GOOGLE DRIVE). The download link should be sent to artistic(at)pavedarts(dot)ca.

Please feel free to include (.pdf) publications, press clippings or other information that is relevant to your proposal. URLs of web sites are also welcome.

PAVED Arts Gallery floorplans can be downloaded from here.

If you would also like to submit work for our billboard space you can check out the submission guidelines here

For more information please contact David LaRiviere, Artistic Director: (306) 652-5502 ext.1 -or- artistic(at)pavedarts(dot)ca.