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Who

Galeria Qahili is an exhibition space and residency space for visual artists. By applying, you are entering into a dialogue with Galeria Qahili in which we can propose a project that moves your practice forward. We accept artists working in any medium, from both the local region and from around the world. Our interests are open-ended; because of this, we encourage you to use our application as an opportunity to propose something new for you and for Galeria Qahili. We invite you to apply and exhibit in the space that launched careers worldwide.

 

Collectives and artist collaborations are encouraged to apply, however, expenses of only one activity will be covered by Galeria Qahili.

You can apply for

  • Solo and group exhibitions
  • Emerging artists – Senior BA students of the Academy of Arts or related, and MA students of the related field
  • Community engagement with the public through an activity (i.e. conversation, collaboration, performance)

How to apply

  1. Submissions must be sent through the form or via e-mail at info@galeriaqahili.com with the subject “Applying for Activity“.
  2. We require an exhibition proposal summary (500 words max) of the show you hope to bring to our space. Please include the name of the activity, and the names of the artists in the proposal summary, whether solo or group exhibition, or even community-engaged activities. 
  3. Attach the CV of the main people involved in the project – Curator, manager, and/or artist/s. 
  4. For exhibitions – Include up to 10 images. Images should be max 2 MB.
    For community-engaged activities –  especially performance, and collaboration, please include a mood board. 
  5. Your JPEGs data files must be labeled: EXHIBITION TITLE_NAME .jpg.. Please include a description of each image you include with your proposal, dimensions, and medium.
    This does not apply to community-engaged activities.
  6. No changes to images can be made after you submit them. Your submission does not guarantee inclusion in a show. The decision to accept entries into a show is based solely on the Gallery.

Documents to include

  • Proposal summary
  • Biography CV 
  • Up to 10 images grouped in a PDF or Word doc file – please include dimensions, medium, and a short description
  • If you are applying as a student, please provide proof of enrollment 

Deadline

4 May 2022

Terms and Conditions

Biographies of the artists from Kosovo that apply to this open call, will be automatically incorporated into the first digital art database in Kosovo, databaza.art, regardless of being selected for the exhibition. 

Further information

If your questions aren’t answered below, please check our FAQ page.

Activity Expenses

Exhibition expenses such as arrangement, maintenance, event, promotion, design, and cocktail, are covered by Galeria Qahili.

How does the selection work?

How?

Projects are selected by the jury. Part of the jury are artists, curators as well as team of GQ. Projects are judged by the strength of the exhibition idea and the organizer’s ability to communicate it, not by social connections, past accomplishments, or personality.

When?

Jurors have three weeks to decide after the submission deadline. We announce the winners in the beginning of June 2022. 

Regarding the budget

Applications can be submitted in 3 categories depending on the project: 

  • Category 1 – For exhibitions, solo or group shows 
  • Category 2 – Students – Senior BA Students, Master Students
  • Category 3 – Community engagement activities 

Please contact us for the detailed pricing. 

Installation/Presentation

If your submission is accepted, the curator/artist or manager is responsible for the shipping to/from the space for all work in the show. 

Installation of the artwork will take place the week prior to the exhibition. There will be a coordinator onsite during installation.

Once the activity is finished, the artworks or other equipment need to be collected within 7 days, otherwise they will be part of Galeria Qahili. 

Liability

Damage to artwork or framing is not the responsibility or liability of the gallery. We care about your artwork but cannot accept liability.

Gallery commission

Galeria Qahili retains the right to represent an artist in a sale of the artwork that was accepted and exhibited for the duration of the exhibition.

The gallery takes a 30% commission on all sales made or promised during the exhibition.

Accepted entries are represented by Galeria Qahili for the duration of the exhibition, and artworks will be promoted on our website and other social media.

Copyright

Artist maintains copyright.

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