MCC Call for Exhibition Proposals

Call for Exhibition Proposals

Deadline:  March 14th, 2022 at 11:59pm

Manitoba Craft Council hosts approximately two exhibitions per year by contemporary craft artists, in addition to our Member and Juried Exhibitions. We encourage applications from contemporary craft artists and curators, groups and small collectives in all craft media. We are currently programming for spring 2023 through Fall 2024

MCC exhibitions investigate, expand or challenge the boundaries of contemporary and traditional craft. They position craft artists as leaders in exploring how craft media, techniques, culture and history intersect.

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Eligibility and Guidelines

  • Successful applicants are required to become a member of the Manitoba Craft Council before exhibiting at the C2 Centre for Craft
  • While national and international applications are welcome, priority is given to artists, curators, and collectives who are residents of Manitoba (and northwestern Ontario)
  • Works will be selected based on artistic merit, skill, design, and innovation. 
  • Original work in any craft-based media are welcome (e.g.ceramic, fibre, metal, paper, recycled material, stone, glass and wood). 
  • In addition, mixed media and interdisciplinary works that are primarily craft-based in material and/or technique will be considered
  • MCC will only exhibit work that has not previously been shown in a solo exhibition in Winnipeg
  • All submissions must be submitted through Google Forms
  • All submissions will receive an email confirmation within a week of submission. All submissions sent on the deadline date will be confirmed the following day. If you do not receive an email confirmation from an MCC staff member by please email [email protected] to confirm your submission has been received. 


Selection process
MCC’s exhibition selections are made by a jury consisting of Manitoba-based artists/curators, MCC staff and board. The MCC jury reviews submissions within the context of MCC’s exhibition policy and available resources.

The MCC is committed to upholding professional standards including the payment of artist, curatorial and jury fees in accordance with CARFAC guidelines. Professionally designed written materials will be prepared to accompany all exhibitions. All exhibitions will be promoted through MCC media and social media networks. Ancillary programming will be developed to encourage audience engagement in all MCC exhibitions.

Get a sense of MCC by visiting our website, and social media platforms.  To see a floor plan of the Shirley Richardson Craft Gallery visit:

Submission Format and Information
Please provide the following information to the Manitoba Craft Council through this Google form

  • Cover letter (250 words max)
  • Artist and/or curatorial statement (500 words max)
  • Project proposal (500 words max)
  • Current CV (3 pages max)
  • If applicable: Install description/schedule and equipment list with itemization of special technical needs (optional, 250 words)
  • Image list of submitted support materials. 
    • Following the same naming convention of the support materials, please attach an image/support material list including: File Name, title of work, medium/materials, and year created. 
  • Support material can include a combination of the following, to a maximum of 10 items total:
    • images of past work or work in development in JPEG format 
    • pieces of writing such as essays and reviews
    • links to video or audio on web streaming platforms such as Vimeo, Sound Cloud, Youtube etc.
    • Please name image files in this format: Number/firstname/lastname (example: 01JohnDoe, 02JohnDoe)
    • Please review image and attachment guidelines before submitting

Image and Attachment Guidelines: 

  • Additional images and writing beyond word count and image limits will not be reviewed by jury
  • Please name image files in this format: Number/firstname/lastname (example: 01JohnDoe, 02JohnDoe)
  • Ensure your slide list includes image file names
  • Digital multi-image composites are not considered “one image” unless it is the aesthetic of the submitted artwork, such as collage or book pages. 
  • The grid shown would be four images, not 1. 

Please call (204) 615.3951 or email [email protected] if you have other questions.