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GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FORMS FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO EXHIBIT AT CCP

CCP IS NO LONGER TAKING PROPOSALS FOR SPECIFIC GALLERIES. CCP IS NOW CALLING FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FROM ARTISTS AND CURATORS, TO EXHIBIT AT CCP.

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO FILL IN THE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM. DUE ON AN ANNUAL BASIS AT THE START OF MAY, EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST WILL BE CONSIDERED BY CCP AND THE EXHIBITION ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR'S PROGRAM, EITHER AS A SOLO EXHIBITION OR TO BE INCLUDED IN A GROUP EXHIBITION.

PLEASE READ THE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST GUIDELINES VERY CAREFULLY AND FILL OUT THE APPROPRIATE CORRESPONDING EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM. IF SELECTED FOR EXHIBITION YOU WILL BE PAID A FEE, HOWEVER THE EXHIBITOR MUST ALSO COVER CERTAIN COSTS.

There are two separate CCP Exhibition Expression of Interest Guidelines and corresponding forms; one for individual artists and another for curated exhibitions.

Expressions of Interest may be submitted to CCP at any time during the year and are reviewed annually for the following year's program. The due date for the next review process is Friday 2 May 2014 for exhibitions in 2015.

Exhibitions in CCP's five spaces change approximately every seven or eight weeks and feature the work of local, interstate, and international artists. Expressions of Interest are accepted from artists and curators and are limited to one per applicant, per year. These are considered by an exhibition advisory committee that includes the CCP Director, CCP General Manager, CCP Managing Curator, CCP Associate Curator and a representative from CCP's Board of Management as well as two independent artists or curators.

Expressions of Interest should clearly indicate whether the supporting images are the works to be exhibited or indicative works.

Due to high demand, Expressions of Interest for solo exhibitions in 2015 will not be considered from artists who presented or will present solo exhibitions at CCP in 2013 or 2014.

Please note: Selection preference is given to works not previously exhibited in Melbourne.

Artists – CCP Expression of Interest Form DOC 120kb
Artists – CCP Expression of Interest Guidlines DOC 478kb

Curators – CCP Expression of Interest Form DOC 159kb
Curators – CCP Expression of Interest Guidlines DOC 129kb

INSTALLATION

Installation and de-installation are the responsibility of the exhibiting artist(s). Advice and assistance should be sought from CCP staff, however CCP does not provide professional installation staff. CCP can provide advice on preferred installation technicians if required and make the arrangements on the behalf of artists. The Director’s approval must be sought before any alteration to the gallery is made (eg. colour, surface, partition). The artist must pay and arrange for any alteration and subsequent return of the gallery to its original condition, which in many instances must be undertaken by CCP’s preferred contractors.

INSURANCE

Please note that the artist’s work and any technical equipment that accompanies the exhibition which is not supplied by CCP are not covered by CCP’s content insurance. The work and technical equipment is only insured on the premises against loss or damage caused directly by the negligence of CCP staff. Exhibitors wishing to be fully insured against theft, fire, flood, loss or damage must organise this independently in consultation with CCP staff. Any artist whose exhibition involves technical equipment must discuss insurance arrangements in advance with the CCP Managing Curator and in most cases, must cover additional costs incurred.

EQUIPMENT

CCP makes some equipment available for use by exhibiting artists. In some cases, a nominal fee is charged. Artists wishing to use CCP equipment must contact the gallery for further details. Bookings need to be made well in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: CCP DOES NOT HAVE CLIMATE CONTROL IN ANY OF THE EXHIBITION SPACES.

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