Monday, July 24, 2023

Hillyer is accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions

Annual Call for Proposals 2024

Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2023

Hillyer is accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions that take place between January and December of 2024. Through a competitive selection process, 25 to 30 artists and/or curators will be awarded a one month solo or group exhibition in one of Hillyer’s three gallery spaces.

All proposals that meet Hillyer’s qualifications are reviewed and selected by Hillyer’s Advisory Committee, which is composed of established artists and arts professionals, and chaired by Hillyer’s Director.

During the selection process, Hillyer’s aim is to select emerging and accomplished artists that are local, regional, national and international. Curators are also invited to submit proposals. Artists and curators who are selected will receive the following:

  • Mentorship from Advisory members
  • One month solo or group exhibition
  • A $350 stipend
  • Exhibition opening and reception
  • Assistance with installation
  • Assistance with labels and didactics
  • Marketing and press releases
  • Public programs

Submission Guidelines

All submissions will be received by using an online Google form. The form will require that artists submit the following information:

  • Project Title
  • Description of Proposal (150 words)
  • Artist (or Curatorial) Statement (150 words)
  • Biography (150 words)

Note: Curators should submit a “curator statement” in place of an “artist statement.” Read the support document to learn more.

Additional information should include:

  • Emerging or Accomplished Artist
  • Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code, Country
  • BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)
  • Online exhibition*
  • Public program description
  • Personal or professional website
  • Article, blog, or review

*Online exhibitions are optional. If this option is selected, select artists will be considered for online exhibitions, if not selected for on-site exhibitions.

Media Instructions

Artists are required to submit media to support their proposals. This will require a cloud-sharing service like Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud Drive, WeTransfer, or Microsoft OneDrive. See the support document for more details.


Images should represent the individual works of art referenced in the proposal, but may also include installation shots or other relevant information.

Guidelines for submitting images

  • Do not exceed 6 images.
  • Each image should not exceed 3 MB
  • Images must be in jpg format (png or tiff files will not be accepted). 


Videos can also be submitted if they are integral to the proposal. Videos must be submitted by sharing a direct URL link to the video. Some options include:

  • Sharing a direct link to a YouTube video.
  • Adding anchor tags to a webpage that links directly to the video.

For more information about video links, view the support document.


One document can be added to the shared folder that includes the images. You can use the document to provide object descriptions, thumbnail images, floor plans, diagrams, etc. DO NOT exceed one page.

Final Review

After the date has closed for proposals, artist submissions will be reviewed over a four-to-six-week period. The artists selected will be announced shortly after. Artists who are not selected will also be contacted at this time.

Submit Your Proposal

To participate in this year’s Call for Proposals, please click on the "Submit Your Form" button below. You will receive an automated response confirming your submission and a follow-up message from Hillyer’s director.

Submit Your Form


Before submitting your materials it is recommended that you review the support document and/or watch the video tutorial to learn more about how to prepare your materials.