CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS // Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

February 17, 2022


The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is now accepting exhibition proposals from artists and curators for the 2023 programming of the Main Gallery and Project Gallery.

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is an artist-run centre located on unceded syilx territory, in what is now called Kelowna, BC. Since 1989 the Alternator has shown the work of emerging Canadian and international artists with an experimental approach, particularly those engaged in social and cultural issues. 

Works will be selected by our Programming Committee based on the following criteria:

  • Compatibility with the Alternator’s mandate
  • Quality of the artwork (with an emphasis on experimental approach)
  • Clarity of the written proposal
  • Production cost and availability

Further, the Programming Committee seeks diversity of perspective, medium and theme when establishing our annual exhibition calendar.

We welcome submissions from under-represented artists of all backgrounds including, but not limited to, Indigenous, Black, and racialized persons; refugee, newcomer and immigrant persons; two-spirit, LGBTQ+ and gender non-binary persons, persons with diverse abilities, and those on low-incomes or living in poverty. We are committed to ensuring equitable access to our submissions process. Please contact us if you require any accommodations to participate.

We are committed to fostering artists’ professional autonomy and are proud to pay successful applicants CAR/FAC fees. The deadline for applications will be March 21, 2022 (Midnight).

To see the full description of submission requirements for both the Main and Project Galleries please visit

Submissions Deadline
March 21, 2022

February 17, 2022

Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art
421 Cawston Ave - Unit 103
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6Z1