On a rolling basis, Vox Populi accepts applications for the following:
- Philadelphia-based artist members who collectively run the organization
- Exhibition proposals by artists outside the Philadelphia area
- Gallery-wide curated exhibitions
- Events and rentals
- Internships, for which school credit is encouraged
Vox is not accepting applications for membership now. Please check back in Fall 2014.
Vox Populi is a member-run artist collective. Member artists mount a solo exhibition each 15 months and are eligible to participate in group and traveling exhibitions. During these exhibitions, members are encouraged to take risks and experiment while working in a non-commercial and supportive collective environment.
Members also have the chance to curate shows and organize educational and related programming. Membership is open to any artist living in the Philadelphia area, but limited to those who do not have commercial gallery representation and who are not current students. Members participate in all aspects of the gallery’s administration and programming. We are also open to applications by people who do not consider themselves visual artists: performers, curators, or writers who may take on a slightly different role within the organization. Tell us in your application how you might participate!
There is a one-time initiation fee of $100.00 for new members; monthly dues are $55.00. Members are required to staff the gallery 4 hours each month and attend monthly meetings.
Please visit our SlideRoom page for an application.
Applications are reviewed by the artist-membership of Vox Populi. Mailed or emailed submissions will not be reviewed.
Guest Artist Exhibitions
Vox Populi offers artists living outside of the Philadelphia area the opportunity to extend and challenge their artistic development and exposure to new audiences. Proposals for solo exhibitions will be considered for one month long exhibitions. Vox Populi is particularly interested in offering exhibitions to artists who work in experimental materials and/or employ alternative methodologies, whose work is less likely to be shown in a commercial setting. Guest artists will receive an honorarium of $500 but will be expected to arrange for their installation and deinstallation. Artists will show in one of Vox Populi’s four gallery spaces and will be grouped with other artists by Vox Populi’s artist membership. A floor plan is available here.
Visit our SlideRoom page for details. Application fee is $20, which helps cover SlideRoom fees.
Application deadline: November 15
Notification date: November 30
Exhibitions: January, May, and December 2014
Questions? Contact: email@example.com
Curators committed to developing and expanding their practice are invited to submit proposals for a gallery-wide exhibition each exhibition cycle. Proposals from curators should include work from national/international artists that contributes to current artistic dialogue; pushes the concept of curator in new and interesting directions, and features work less likely to be shown in a commercial gallery.
A publication created by the curator will also be produced.
CURATED EXHIBITION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
In addition to a statement about the nature of the show, proposals should include information and examples of work for each artist included. Applications must include the following:
- Artist statement(s) and/or proposal(s)
- 10-20 jpegs (no larger than 1024 x 768 pixels and 72dpi) and/or 1-5 mpeg/mp4 files
(each no longer than 5 minutes)
- Corresponding numbered checklist of works; including title, date, materials, and dimensions
- Current resume
Applications will be reviewed by the artist-membership of Vox Populi on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Emailed submissions will not be reviewed. Please only submit requested materials as submissions will not be returned.
Submit materials to:
Guest Artist Exhibition
319 North 11th Street 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Events and Rentals
Vox Populi offers its space to other organizations who share its values to organize music, film, and performance events. If you are interested in proposing an event to the artist membership, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vox Populi interns learn all aspects of nonprofit gallery management: gallery administration, selection of artwork, fundraising, special event coordination, public relations, art handling and installation. Responsibilities range from overseeing the front desk to helping install exhibitions. An internship at Vox Populi provides exposure to the contemporary art world for those who are considering a future in the visual arts as an artist, curator, or administrator.
Interns work closely with the Executive Director and artist membership who rely on and greatly appreciate interns’ contributions to the daily functioning of the gallery.
Interns should be available for work at least two days Monday through Friday, from 12–6pm. Weekend hours or other hours may be available in addition. All internships are unpaid and arrangements for school credit are encouraged. Interns should be able to commit to at least 4 months of work.
Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject heading “Vox Populi Internship.”