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Exhibition Opportunities

**Applications Now Open Thru 11/30 for Guest Exhibitions**

Summer Juried Show – Every year Vox works with one or two jurors, typically artists or curators selected by the membership, to organize an exhibition selected from a nationwide open call. The show takes place during the month of July. This call is open to anyone who makes art to be shown in traditional gallery spaces, though we do consider proposals for film/video and performance/workshop-oriented projects.

Guest Exhibitions – It is a priority for Vox Populi to bring in artists/curators from outside of Philadelphia to share their work. Once per year, we have an open call for artists/curators residing at least 50-miles outside of Philadelphia who would like a solo show in one of Vox’s gallery spaces. We typically show 3-5 artists/projects per year through this opportunity. Applications open in the fall. Collective members are given the opportunity to review and select the artists for this call.

Questions about Exhibitions? Email: exhibitions@voxpopuligallery.org

4th Wall: Film/Video Screening Program – Featured alongside our exhibitions, our Black Box performing arts space is used during open gallery days to project new film/video work by emerging artists as part of our 4th Wall series. We have hosted long and short-form film and video work by local, national and international artists through this program. Vox is currently opening submissions for the 4th Wall opportunity on a rolling basis. Learn More!

Questions about 4th Wall or Want to Submit Your Work? Email: 4thWall@voxpopuligallery.org .


Events and Rentals

Vox Populi offers two ways to use our Black Box for events: through partnerships or rentals.

Partnerships – We offer evening access to our 1000sq.ft. Black Box performance space to other organizations with whom we share mission alignment to organize music, film, and performance events. Vox covers costs through a door split and proceeds from a bar set up at partnerships event. Partnerships are determined based on individual or collective interest in the proposed event or organizations. We review partnership proposals on a rolling basis.

Rentals – Vox Populi also offers low-cost rentals of our Black Box performance space (equipped with a PA, mixer, projector and various A/V equipment) for one-night or short-term events organized by non-affiliated organizations. Often, those who want to pay an upfront fee and keep all event proceeds pursue rentals instead of partnerships. Or, when a partnership event does not seem appropriate, rentals may instead be pursued by the interested party. Rentals may be pursued at any time.

Interested in Event Partnerships or Rentals? Email: events@voxpopuligallery.org


Artist Memberships
The most extensive way to get involved is to become a Member of the Vox Populi Collective. Our current members include visual and performing artists, writers/poets, filmmakers, and curators/community organizers who are engaged in experimental methods of making. We strive for greater inclusivity and diversity amongst our Membership. All members are both committed to their personal practices and are interested in working collaboratively to run an alternative art space.

Expectations of membership include attending up to three monthly meetings and contributing time, labor and creativity to our ongoing gallery operations, including assisting with exhibitions, performances, open-calls, gallery-sitting, fundraising events and other special projects. Members are asked to contribute $45-$55/month in dues, although many ‘Earn-Your-Dues’ work opportunities (usually watching or bartending events) are frequently offered.

Benefits of membership include solo and group exhibition opportunities; the opportunity to pitch and host special projects in our Lobby-space; free usage of our Black Box performing arts space to present/rehearse your own work or that of others; the opportunity to shape our open calls and facilitate the experiences of guest artists; non-profit fiscal-sponsorship when pursuing particular grant opportunities; ongoing engagement with a community of artists and creatives, including invitations to special events and retreats; skill-sharing and other professional development opportunities; access to office/work-space; and more!

Questions about Membership? Email: membership@voxpopuligallery.org


Internships

Interns are vital to Vox Populi’s operation and development. An internship at Vox Populi provides exposure to the world of contemporary art from an alternative, collective perspective for those considering a future in the arts as an artist, curator, or administrator. Interns work closely with the Executive Director and artist membership on all aspects of gallery management to contribute to the daily functioning of the gallery.

Internships are available for course-credit through arrangements made with your college/university.

Interested in Internships? Email: director@voxpopuligallery.org