Rotunda Gallery call for proposals


With all of the visitors we see at Kitchener City Hall each day, our Rotunda Gallery can be the perfect space for visual artists to share their work - and their talent - with the community.

The 2020 call for submissions is now open.

Deadline: September 22, 2019, midnight.

Submission Form

Gallery details

Located on the ground floor of Kitchener City Hall, the Rotunda Gallery features month-long, self-curated exhibits of original work by outstanding visual artists.

The gallery is a unique exhibition space, with a curved, wooden hanging wall that includes a 48-foot picture rail, and 48 inches of vertical hanging space above a wall-length bench where visitors can rest. The space is ideal for displaying two-dimensional artwork, hung using the existing suspended rod picture rail. Each piece of artwork must work with this hanging system; artists are expected to visit the gallery to familiarize themselves with the space and the hanging hardware.

The Rotunda Gallery is a member of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries.

Application process

Visual artists  with an active practice and preferably some exhibition history are invited to submit proposals for month-long exhibitions. We welcome and encourage applications from artists of all ethnic or cultural backgrounds and gender identities, from Indigenous to immigrant, able-bodied to living with disabilities, binary to non-conforming.

CARFAC exhibition fees will be paid to each selected artist. Visit CARFAC for current fees listing.

Applicants from Waterloo region will be given preference, so we can continue to build and promote the development of visual arts in our area. However, applications from other Ontario artists may be considered.

To provide as many artists the opportunity to exhibit their work as possible, we will not award Rotunda Gallery space to the same artist(s) in consecutive years.

Submission Form

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