Deadline to Apply: June 14 2024

The New Gallery (TNG) is currently welcoming artists, curators and culture workers to submit proposals for our 2025 - 2026 programming schedule.


TNG is an artist-run centre located in Calgary Chinatown on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations), and the Tsuut’ina First Nation. The City of Calgary is also home to the historic Northwest Métis and to the Otipemisiwak Métis Government, Métis Nation Battle River Territory, Métis District 5 and Métis District 6. TNG would also like to acknowledge the many other First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have crossed this land for generations, as well as Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island who have stewarded and protected this land for generations, and who continue to do so today.

TNG’s call accepts proposals for solo and group exhibitions, curatorial projects, and also considers these applicants for internally organized group shows. The call is also open to other types of artistic programming, including but not limited to residencies, community engagement initiatives, and publication projects. Proposals of this nature must follow the regular submissions guidelines, as well as provide a project budget outlining any additional financial resources required beyond the typical budget outlined in this call. When considering applying, please note that TNG is mandated to provide opportunities and venues for artists that foster social and political creative practices, while engaging and educating audiences through artist-run culture and contemporary art.  Relevance to this mandate is a primary consideration for the peer jury during their adjudication process.

Exhibiting artists are offered a fee commensurate with CARFAC’s Fee Schedule under section A.1.1. These rates are updated annually, with 2025 fees projected to be $2,475 for a solo exhibition. TNG is able to budget for travel to Calgary, accommodations during install and one way shipping of the artwork. Details of this budget are determined on a case-by-case basis, but TNG typically is able to spend $4,000.00 - $5,000.00 on each exhibition. We highly recommend applicants to apply for funding to support their projects, and if selected by the jury will receive a letter of confirmation or intent to support their proposals.
Your submission package will include the following support materials:

- Project Proposal

- Artist/Curatorial Statement

- Up to 10 images/files supporting the proposal. Audio and video links are viewed up to 5 minutes long

- Technical requirements

- CV (Maximum 2 pages)

Submission Resources:

- In 2022 TNG held an info session for our submission process. To see the recorded session and mock submission example, please visit our web page here: Submissions Info Session Web Page  

- A detailed floor plan for the Main Space can be found on TNG’s website: TNG Spaces Web Page

- The Main Space gallery and washroom are barrier-free, and the single stall washroom is all-gender. You can read more about the accessibility of the space here:
TNG Accessibility Web Page

- TNG will be hosting a submission info session on May 15th, 2024 at 1PM on Zoom - Registration is required, click the image below:


TNG is committed to supporting artists who may require accommodations to fairly access this application process. We accept audio or video presentations of proposals that include all the information outlined in the submission procedures. We will accept a recording of the presentation or record a meeting for you, to be shared with jury members. Verbal Proposals will be accepted in the form of a link to a video, at a maximum of 10 minutes. You can submit these through email at

If you require any specific accommodations, please e-mail the programming coordinator at with the subject line “Accommodations Request”.