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REVIEW CRITERIA

Art League Houston will consider proposals by local, regional, national, and international (emerging and established) artists/curators in all media that include the following:

Clarity and articulation of a central idea
Strong artistic quality
Artworks and projects that address social, political and cultural issues relevant to the local community
Relevancy to current dialogues in contemporary art
Opportunities for compelling ancillary programming such as performances, film, lectures, panel discussions, round tables etc.
Availability of curator and artist(s) to play an integral role in execution of exhibition and events
Artworks and projects that has not been previously shown in Houston
Platform artists/curators who reflect the local community


OPEN CALL REVIEW PROCESS
The open call artwork submissions are reviewed by the Artist Advisory Board made up of artists and arts professionals from the region. The proposal selection process is highly competitive as Art League Houston receives many submissions each year. Artists are selected on overall quality and innovation.



ARTIST STIPENDS
ALH’s commitment to supporting the growing needs of artists has been a driving force of the organization since its inception. In 2014, ALH was the first arts organization in Texas to become W.A.G.E. Certified, a program operated by Working Artists and the Greater Economy in New York.

Main Gallery: $1,800
Front Gallery: $1,100
Hallway Space: $400
Sculpture Patio: $1,100
W.A.G.E. Certification is a voluntary program which publicly recognizes nonprofit art organizations that have made a commitment to operate ethically in relation to artists. A W.A.G.E. Certified organization signals that it stands in solidarity with artists as part of an equitable community no matter what their material practice or reputation might be.

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES:
Exhibitions proposals are accepted online through Submittable.com. Please provide all of the below information ONLINE via www.Submittable.com. We do not accept hard copies or CD's of your proposal under any circumstances.

All proposals must include the following information:

Artwork Examples:

Visual Artists — 10 digital images of work. Image files must be in a .JPG format
Please provide a corresponding list of images including title, year, medium and dimensions for each piece
Video and performance artists — for video, include a YouTube or Vimeo link
Videos must not exceed more than 3 minutes. Please provide a corresponding list of video clips including title, year, medium and dimensions for each piece.
Proposal:
Up to 500 words including the following information:

Title and description of proposed project
Identify artists as artist a,b,c, etc.
Special requirements, if any
Specify Main Gallery, Front Gallery, Hallway Space or Sculpture Garden
Resume:

Resume(s)/CV must be saved as a PDF, text file (.txt), or Microsoft Word document (.doc, .docx) not to exceed two pages.
When proposing a group exhibition, save and submit all the artists' resumes in one PDF, text file (.txt), or Microsoft Word document.
The selection process may take 6-8 weeks for completion. Once selection has been made, all artists will be notified by email. Please do not call or email to inquire about results.


SUBMISSIONS
Art League Houston ONLY accepts exhibitions proposals online through Submittable.com. Mailed applications will not be reviewed.
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